Hide title affect seo ?

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    I’d like to hide the title of my blog appearing over the header banner. I know this can be done via CSS with the custom upgrade but it can also be done via the customise function available with my template. My question is if I do it without the upgrade will it affect its google readability and should I avoid this?

    The blog I need help with is songsfromthehowlingsea.com.



    Some themes allow one to hide the header (blog title and/or tagline text) > Appearance > Header
    Header Text
    _Show header text with your image.
    As Volunteers cannot access premium themes and work with them in test blogs and as you purchased theme support directly from the theme designer in the premium themes forum I think that where you will find your answer.

    Read-access to the premium themes forum is now open to all users so you can search to see if your question has been previously asked and answered there. The premium theme forums are at http://premium-themes.forums.wordpress.com/ with separate sections for each theme. http://premium-themes.forums.wordpress.com/forum/soundcheck

    If you are not successful when searching there is a link for the specific Premium Theme support forum for your theme under Appearance -> Themes in your blog’s Dashboard, but do note that the premium theme must be active and you must be signed in as the user who purchased it in order to see it and post to it.



    This isn’t theme dependent. Hiding the blog title with or without the Custom Design upgrade is the same: they both make the title invisible to visitors, they don’t remove it from the HTML of your page. Hide it then check the sourcecode of your page and see for yourself.


    Thanks for your replies. Yes I normally do use the premium themes forum but I thought this might not be theme specific.
    but as I can’t follow the Appearance >header options with my theme, it must be?

    ‘Your blog name and description are very important. The title is used to name the browser window, and search engines display them on their search results.’

    This is the message I get when looking to remove header via the customise function. That is why I got worried. Should I still proceed?



    Proceed. The title is still in the HTML of your site and search engines can find it.



    There’s some confusion here: raincoaster’s reply and my reply refer to hiding the title. The message you quoted is found in Appearance > Customize > Site Title, and it’s a warning against deleting the title, which isn’t the same as hiding it. If the theme you’re using doesn’t have the option “Display Header Text”, and if you don’t have the Custom Design upgrade, then you cannot hide the title.


    Thought so. thanks for your help guys.


    I now have the css upgrade – what coding will render it invisible?



    Assuming you don’t want to add a logo image:

    #site-info {
    display: none;


    This may seem dumb but I’m new to the css editor. I’ve just pasted that code straight in to the editor but it’s made no difference. I even emptied cache just in case but still no luck?

    I did manage to centre some menu txt via the same method of pasting in but it doesn’t seem to work for this?



    I can see this in your CSS (that’s what you added to center the menu):

    #primary-nav ul.menu {
        margin-left: -370px;
        width: 3500px;

    (By the way, 3500 is wrong: it makes the menu area extend way past the theme, and creates a horizontall scrollbar at the bottom of the browser window: change it to 900.)

    But I’m not seeing the code I suggested above. Are you sure you pasted it into the CSS editor then clicked Save? Can you see it if you go to Appearance > Custom Design > CSS?


    I removed it after it failed to work. I just tried it again and it works perfectly now. Thanks so much for your help!

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