How do I hide tags?

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  • #259335

    jetsetrnv8r
    Member

    I don’t see long lists of tags under the posts on other blogs, why do mine show? How do I hide them? It’s getting too cluttered. And what are the implications, if any, of hiding my tags? Is there any reason others need to see them?

    #259585

    All themes here at wordpress.com now display tags (if the blogger is using them) by default. The only way to remove or hide them is through the paid CSS upgrade, and in some themes, all the post data (date, title, categories, tags, authors) are controlled together which means if you hide tags, you hide everything else as well.

    #259586

    By the way, since there isn’t any official support for the CSS upgrade, and there are few here in the forums that have any experience, it isn’t recommended unless you have some experience. In any case, use the CSS preview and try things out first before buying the upgrade.

    #259632

    ddoreau
    Member

    go in your dashboard to “design” -> “edit css” and put this code in the text field (delete everything else):

    .postmetadata {
    display:none;
    }

    i’m using the chaoticsoul theme, i don’t know how this code will work on another theme. but if the preview looks good, you can decide if it’s worth the upgrade or not.

    #259654

    @xanthippe, in the theme jetsetrnv84 is using, it isn’t under postmetadata. Each theme is different. In regulus, it is under #content .info and also includes the post author and the comment link, both of which will also disappear if you do display none).

    #content .info {
    display: none;
    }
    #259655

    ddoreau
    Member

    that’s why i said i don’t know how it will work ;)

    #259791

    ocinotes
    Member

    i’d like to hide my tags as well, and i tried both .postmetadata and #content .info. neither of them made a difference. any other ideas? i’m using the Ocean’s Mist theme.
    thanks

    #259792

    Do you have the paid CSS upgrade? From looking at things, it does not appear like you do (if this is the blog you are talking about: http://ocinotes.wordpress.com/ ). You must have the paid CSS upgrade to hide the categories/tags.

    The CSS for each theme varies. In one it might be called postmetadata, in another #content .info, in another it may be .postinfo p, and in another meta, and in another post data.

    #259793

    sickfuck
    Member

    Hi I kind of have the same problem, I just removed all tags while those were the ones really attracting anybody to my blog. I just can’t appreciate that it messes up the look. My theme: Black Letterhead by Ulysses Ronquillo. Could somebody help me out with the code I need?

    #259794

    vivianpaige
    Member

    I guess I don’t understand your question. You removed the tags. Do you want them back?

    #259795

    sickfuck
    Member

    Hi Vivian,

    Yes I removed them because I don’t liked the look of it, but I’d like to have them back only hidden. So my question is, with my theme, what is the code to hide tags?

    #259796

    sickfuck
    Member

    *didn’t like

    #259797

    vivianpaige
    Member

    In looking at the CSS for the blog you have linked in your username, I don’t see that you have custom CSS. How did you remove the tags? By not using them?

    #259798

    sickfuck
    Member

    I have a wordpress.com account. Not a wordpress.org one. I think I removes the tags by pressing the round x of every tag. Sorry that I responded this late.

    #259799

    vivianpaige
    Member

    OK, so you are not using tags. The only way you can hide them is if you have the CSS upgrade. However, categories work exactly like tags as far as the global tag pages are concerned. So if you were getting hits from the tags, then use them as categories. That way, your blog will look the same as it does now.

    #259800

    sickfuck
    Member

    OK, thank you for the tip.

    The CSS upgrade only works with .org right?

    #259801

    vivianpaige
    Member

    No, the CSS upgrade is for .COM (I used it to code my blog) But there is no official support for CSS and few folks here who know a lot about it. You can try before you buy by going into design>edit CSS. Whatever changes you make you can’t save until you pay for the upgrade but the preview function allows you to see how it works. There’s more information in this FAQ http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/10/18/about-the-custom-css-upgrade/

    I don’t know if the cost of the upgrade is worth it if you just want to hide the tags.

    #259802

    sickfuck
    Member

    I see. How much does an upgrade cost exactly?

    #259803

    vivianpaige
    Member

    I think it’s $15 per year (I noticed that wasn’t in the FAQ, BTW) You can see it in your dashboard under Upgrades.

    #259804

    sickfuck
    Member

    I noticed, I didn’t want to ask any more questions but I really couldn’t find it. I will check that out and consider it or perhaps try something else, like your tip. Thank you very much Vivian you were really helpful to me. If this board had a reward system, I’d give you some karma! ;) Your post Male vs female, white vs black was very interesting btw, I enjoyed reading it.

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