Header under banner?

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  • #782170

    oneequalstwo
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    Hi. I’m using Twenty Eleven theme. I need to add an explanatory paragraph to my blog (maybe two sentences) describing how my blog works. Am I able to add a header under my banner?
    Or should I create a page that always loads first when people go to my blog. Would my other posts automatically scroll directly under that page (which is what I want); or would the page sit by itself? Also, if a page is the best way to create a header, can I delete the large post header text? I’d prefer the explanatory text to just be a paragraph without a large header if that makes sense!! Thank you.

    The blog I need help with is oneequalstwo.wordpress.com.

    #782405

    If you want your posts to show on the main page, you can create a “sticky” post and that will always appear at the top of the main page.

    #782410

    This could also be done by using CSS to style and move a text widget up and into the area below the navigation. It is a little more involved but might be a more desireable solution since it would not have all the title, date, author, category stuff that a sticky post would.

    #782413

    oneequalstwo
    Member

    That sounds like a great solution! I definitely would prefer not to have the date/author stuff each time. Where do I create that? And can I create that using normal paragraph text, as the text widget supplied under ‘widgets’ seems to only offer the tiny sidebar text size. Thank you again for your time.

    #782417

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can create a Sticky post if you want (but keep it brief!) or an Alert on that theme, I believe. These stay at the top of the posts.

    You’re getting pages and posts mixed up. Posts never display under pages with content.

    #782425

    oneequalstwo
    Member

    Thanks. Will look into doing the text widget, or the alert then. I don’t want the date, large heading etc. to appear on it. Thank you.

    #782455

    If you set a Showcase template page as your front, then you can display the latest posts as well as static content. See here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/workings-of-duster/

    #782469

    oneequalstwo
    Member

    Thanks Panos and Raincoaster. A sticky post contains a large heading though, like a normal post. Am I correct? I really only want to add a paragraph, with bodycopy-sized text only, no heading, no date. Just 2 or 3 sentences explaining the concept of my blog; which would always appear under the header masthead; like the Intro copy I use for my actual posts, in a colored background panel (BTW, thanks for the tips on background color Panos. Looks great I think!). How do I create an ‘alert’ please? I can’t find the documentation to do that. I’m with 2011 theme. Thanks again!

    #782470

    You have the Custom Design Upgrade, so the post title and meta data can be hidden for that particular post leaving just the main content.

    #782472

    Very few themes have an Alert box and 2011 isn’t one of them. You should either use a Text widget at the top of the sidebar or use a showcase template page as your front: read the post I linked to, please.

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