How to remove comments, categories, posted by, and dates

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  • #379749

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    How can comments, categories, posted by, and dates be removed from showing on the page?

    They are showing here:
    http://nina80.wordpress.com/

    The are not showing here:
    http://sostoastmasters.wordpress.com/

    Both of these are using the oceanmist theme.

    The blog I need help with is johnlvs2run.wordpress.com.

    #379931

    It takes CSS editing experience and the paid CSS upgrade.

    http://support.wordpress.com/custom-css/
    http://support.wordpress.com/editing-css/

    #379933

    Besides, the second example is a static page, not a post.

    #379935

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    Even though the themes are the same?

    Okay thanks for replying.

    #379936

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    What do you mean a static page.

    How can I do the same thing with my page then?

    #379937

    Look at the about page on your site: http://nina80.wordpress.com/about/ . Pages do not display any of the metadata (author, date, etc.) and pages cannot have tags or categories assigned.

    #379938

    This explains the differences between pages and posts: http://support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ .

    #379939

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    Oh I see, if I update the page then those things won’t be there.

    #379940
    #379942

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    Ah thanks very much to both of you.
    It looks like I want to use only pages, and no posts.

    The front page has been the stickler.
    I will practice with the links you have posted, and report back with results.

    #379945

    Do realize that pages do not get anywhere as much weight as posts in search engines, and also they will not appear in the wordpress.COM global tags pages either, which brings many people quite a few hits.

    Static front pages also lower your ranking in search engines since when they crawl your site, your front page never changes.

    #379956

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    This is much better now. Thank you very much.

    One more thing.
    How can I remove “leave a response” from the front static page?

    #379958

    Turning comments off for that page will get rid of the comment text box/email/name/website stuff, but the “leave a response band may stay. If it does not go away when you turn comments off for that page, then it would require CSS editing experience and the paid CSS upgrade to remove it.

    #379959

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    Clicking “discussion” and unclicking “allow comments” worked perfectly.
    The band is gone too. Wonderful.

    This gives me plenty to work on for awhile.

    Thank you very much. :)

    #379960

    You’re welcome.

    #380150

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    Do realize that pages do not get anywhere as much weight as posts in search engines, and also they will not appear in the wordpress.COM global tags pages either, which brings many people quite a few hits.

    Is it better to have only a home page, and have posts instead of pages for the rest?

    Static front pages also lower your ranking in search engines since when they crawl your site, your front page never changes.

    The dashboard refers to the front page as a “post” for the purpose of views. Is that only internal?

    I am not concerned with ranking, but a search doesn’t find the page even when looking for the specific purpose and content. Would it help to allow comments on the home page as well? Or how can I get it to show up with at least the name of the town and the group.

    #380151

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    I forgot to quote the 2nd part of your post.

    Static front pages also lower your ranking in search engines since when they crawl your site, your front page never changes.

    #380152

    Pages are found by the search engines, just not as quickly as posts because the search engines are automatically pinged when a post is published. Pages end up waiting for scheduled crawls by the search engines. My suggestion is to keep pages for content that seldom changes (about, etc.) and then use categories to group posts by subject. This is particularly true if you are going to be adding content regularly.

    Static front pages do decrease ranking, but if it makes sense for your content I would go ahead.

    I’m not sure on the front page as a post thing. I’ve never seen an entry in my stats for the front page.

    If you use a static front page, I would not allow comments there, but it certainly would not hurt anything as far as ranking and such.

    http://nina80.wordpress.com/ is still showing that it is not indexed by Google according to http://ismyblogworking.com/nina80.wordpress.com . I think the reason for that is that you have not published any posts so wordpress has not pinged the search engines.

    My suggestion would be to actually force the issue with Google by doing a verification using Google WebMaster Tools as outlined in this support document: http://support.wordpress.com/verifying-with-google-webmaster-tools/ . Instead of making a page for the google verification, you can make it a post and then after google verifies your blog, edit the post and set the date to a point before you created the blog so it is out of the way and doesn’t show up in your pages list. This support document explains how to change the date on a post: http://support.wordpress.com/posts/schedule-a-post/ .

    Also, just to make sure, go to settings > privacy and make sure that the top selection is set (to allow normal visitors and be visible to search engines).

    #380154

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    Thanks much for your detailed response.

    I’ll look through these things, then reply with questions later on.

    #380165

    johnlvs2run
    Member

    @thesacred path
    If you use a static front page, I would not allow comments there, but it certainly would not hurt anything as far as ranking and such.

    http://nina80.wordpress.com/ is still showing that it is not indexed by Google according to http://ismyblogworking.com/nina80.wordpress.com . I think the reason for that is that you have not published any posts so wordpress has not pinged the search engines.

    The blog is showing up in google. :) It’s showing in the #1 position for a couple variations of the most pertinent keywords, and for “city” “toastmasters” is in 7th. I am happy with that. My first post was yesterday, and I did not sign up with google.

    Isyourblogworking says there’s a slow response time, 1.5 to 2.4 seconds, and that caching is not supported. Suggestions?

    http://ismyblogworking.com/nina80.wordpress.com

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