How to hide the site name in Bueno theme

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  • #626013

    lmarsden
    Member

    Hi everyone,

    A quick question… Is there any way to remove the site title from my blog (bueno theme)? – http://buffalo-press.com

    I have added a custom header so I have no need of it, but I’m also aware that by leaving the site name blank in my personal settings it means I am off the radar in terms of being seen by others (correct me if I’m wrong).

    Thanks in advance and if anyone has any feedback on the look of the site please feel free to share!

    Lloyd

    The blog I need help with is buffalo-press.com.

    #626137

    Go to your general settings and just delete it…

    #626139

    By the way… It looks good…

    #626148

    timethief
    Member

    @lmarsden
    The Bueno theme does not have the theme option for hiding the text for your blog title and search spiders cannot “read” any text in images. If you remove the Blog Title form this page Settings > General then the search spiders will not be able to locate it and your content will not be indexed and appear in Google’s index (or other search engines indexes) and will not appear in search engine results.

    The only way to “hide” the blog title which must be here > Settings > General is by purchasing a CSS editing upgrade and doing the work yourself. If you have CSS editing experience, you can get the paid custom CSS upgrade and renew it annually. It will allow you to stylize the appearance of themes you find here > Appearance > Themes, but it does not allow you to change the functionality, by editing the underlying template. It does not allow you to remove footer links to the theme designer or to wordpress.com. Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes here at wordpress.COM.

    Since there is no official Staff support for the CSS upgrade, and precious little Volunteer support, I recommend that you don’t buy the upgrade unless you have at least moderate understanding of HTML and CSS because you must be prepared to do the work on your own.

    If you are considering purchasing the upgrade, you can go to Appearance > Edit CSS. There wordpress has provided a preview function where you can try before you buy.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-css/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/editing-css/

    If you do purchase the upgrade be sure to read this article before starting your editing > http://csswiz.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/if-you-have-the-wp-com-css-upgrade/

    #626149

    timethief
    Member

    @prettierinpink
    It’s very important for you to take note of this so you do not unintentionally misinform other bloggers. If you remove the Blog Title form this page Settings > General then the search spiders will not be able to locate it and your content will not be indexed and appear in Google’s index (or other search engines indexes) and will not appear in search engine results.

    #626272

    I’m sorry Timethief, I didn’t realise I was misinforming anyone, I dont think I have ever had my site title or tagline displayed and I am still on the first page of Google search, Yahoo and Bing and get lot’s of hit’s from them… I also would like to say sorry to lmarsden for the bad advice… x

    #626293

    timethief
    Member

    @prettierinpink
    No need for an apology and not to worry. :) You got lucky with your site. Others have not been lucky. Best wishes with your blogging. :)

    #626294

    @ Lloyd, I have just tried Bueno out on my test site and you can delete the site name, but it’s up to you if you want to do it that way…

    #626296

    Thank you Timethief, best wishes to you too… xxx

    #626297

    timethief
    Member

    @prettierinpink
    We can all delete the Blog Title and tagline on any theme but that was not the point I was making. Delete it at your peril is the point I was making.

    #626369

    lmarsden
    Member

    Thanks both for the advice – I had previously removed the name for aesthetic reasons but as you say search engine results were rubbish.

    I do already have the CSS upgrade and an OK knowledge of CSS – I will get playing and post a reply here if I find a solution.

    Thanks :)

    #626370

    auxclass
    Member

    @lmarsden – above my pay-grade but I have seen several threads in the CSS forum on how to hide a title from people but not search engines. CSS is Theme specific but if you want help with hiding then the best way to get help is to start a new request in the CSS forum.

    #626371

    auxclass
    Member

    PS – or ask for this thread to be moved to the CSS forum by the moderators

    #626372

    lmarsden
    Member

    Hi guys – Success!!

    All I did was edit the site title CSS to reduce the font size to 0px

    .site-title { font: 0px/0px Impact,Helvetica,arial,sans-serif; text-transform: uppercase; margin: 0; padding: 0 0 0 0; display: block; }

    Crude I’m sure but hey it worked! :)

    #626373

    Good!

    For the record, the “right” thing to add would have been this:
    .site-title { display: none; }

    #626374

    lmarsden
    Member

    Cheers – I’m getting there slowly…

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