Get rid of new gray box under post

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    Suddenly the “tags” and “posted ins” are in a gray box under the post. Is there a way to go back to date posted under title and no gray background box for “posted in” “tags” etc.
    Thank you very much for help!
    The blog is.

    The blog I need help with is



    The posts where you see a grey background and the tags, date, etc. below the post are using the image post format.

    You can see the same thing on the demo site if you scroll down to see some of the image-only posts:

    Twenty Eleven detects when a post consists only of an image, automatically assigns the image post format to them, and displays them a little differently. You can learn more about post formats.

    There is a workaround you could use to “trick” WordPress into not automatically assigning image-only posts the image post format.

    Below your photo in the Visual Editor, flip to Text view, and then add this code:

    <span style="color: #fff;">.</span>

    What this does is add a white period to the post, effectively tricking the theme into thinking there is content other than just an image, and forces the post to have the standard post format.

    Let me know how it goes.



    Hi Kathryn, thank you so much for your help! I did try adding this piece of code to implement your clever workaround. It did remove the redundant word “image” from the top of the image, but not the gray box below.

    I am traveling and only have iPad with wp app, so maybe I can make it work when on computer? I looked at your link about post formats, but using the app, can’t seem to access the “format module.”

    I do really appreciate yiur help.



    When you’re on a machine where you’re able to see the Post Formats box, select Standard as the format instead of Image. Here’s what it’ll look like:

    Let me know how it goes.

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