Remove “Follow” link from top of Titan theme?

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  • #549415

    barrygcooper
    Member

    Hi there,

    I’m guessing there’s no way of doing this, but I’d be grateful of any help you can offer. Is there a way of removing the “Follow:” link at the top of the Titan theme?

    The blog I need help with is barrycooper.com.

    #549550

    timethief
    Member

    The Follow word is not linked the RSS Feed is linked to your RSS feed for posts
    http://barrycooper.com/feed/ and there is no option not to display this RSS feed icon on the Titan theme > Appearance > Theme Options > Titan Options

    The only way you can either remove of cover it from displaying is by purchasing an annually renewable CSS editing upgrade. Also note that removing the display does not remove the feed. It will still function. The only way to disable the feed is to set the blog to “private”.

    #549554

    barrygcooper
    Member

    Thanks timethief. Yes, I’m very happy to link to my RSS feed, but I would prefer it if the link weren’t situated where it is. I’ll take a look at the CSS editing upgrade.

    #549555

    timethief
    Member

    Hello gain
    Here iare the relevant links for you. 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/

    #549556

    barrygcooper
    Member

    I have some background in HTML and CSS although I’m probably a little rusty.

    Looking at the stylesheet for Titan, I see:

    /* Import Stylesheets
    ———————————————————–*/
    @import url(“stylesheets/master.css”);

    /* Required WordPress Classes, don’t remove these.
    ———————————————————–*/
    .aligncenter {
    display: block;
    margin-left: auto;
    margin-right: auto;
    }
    .alignleft { float: left; }
    .alignright { float: right; }

    /* WordPress.com
    —————————
    */
    .widget p, .widget_twitter li {
    margin: 5px 0;
    line-height: 1.5em;
    }
    .widget_recent_comments tr td, .widget_flickr tr td {
    background: none;
    }
    .gallery {
    padding-bottom: 10px;
    }
    #wpstats {
    display: none;
    }
    .comment object,
    .comment embed {
    max-width: 497px;
    }

    I can see how I could adjust this to change things like spacing and column widths, but I’m not sure it would allow me to remove the RSS link at the top of the page. Wouldn’t I need access to the HTML to do that?

    Thanks for your help and patience.

    #549560

    timethief
    Member

    I don’t help with CSS. Only 2 volunteers do and neither one is on the board right now. I do know that cannot access the underlying PHP and HTML in our theme templates files, only Staff can.

    #549566

    This will get rid of it and keep the darker brown band at the top.

    #follow {
    height:20px;
    }
    
    #follow dl {
    display: none;
    }
    #549567

    BTW, if you get the CSS upgrade and hid this, you can put the RSS link widget into the sidebar to show your RSS feed.

    #549577

    BTW2, here’s the complete CSS of the theme:

    http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/pub/titan/stylesheets/master.css

    #549580

    barrygcooper
    Member

    That is terrific, thesacredpath. CSS upgrade duly purchased! Thank you so much for your help, and to you, panaghiotisadam.

    #549583

    You’re welcome.

    #549769

    barrygcooper
    Member

    Should probably start another thread on this, but rather than cluttering up the place…

    If you look at the bottom of this Titan demo page…

    http://demo.thethemefoundry.com/titan/

    …you’ll see a Flickr feed very nicely displayed.

    When I enable the Flickr feed on my site, it looks very different and rather ugly. I’d really appreciate any help you can offer as to how I might replicate the appearance of the Flickr feed on the Titan demo page. Many thanks.

    #549771

    timethief
    Member

    I saw the Flickr widget in your footer using Firefox 3.6.13 and it’s displaying thumbnails in a single column. I set up my test blog with the Titan theme and got the same result. The Flickr widget is displaying the thumbnails in a single column and not as depicted on the theme demo site. I’m flagging this thread so it gets Staff attention from the Theme Team.

    #549772

    I expect that the flickr widget at the bottom of the demo is either a specially designed flickr widget, or perhaps a plugin/widget directly from flickr. The one you see on your blog is the wordpress.COM flickr widget, and to redesign it would require access to the widget script files and we do not have access to those.

    #549789

    timethief
    Member

    IMHO displaying anything on the Theme Showcase demo site that’s not available on our blogs is misleading so I hope Staff do take note of this and rectify the display on the demo site.

    #549791

    @TT, the linked demo is from the theme designer’s site, not from theme.wordpress.com, which does not show the flickr widget.

    #549792

    timethief
    Member

    @TSP
    DUH … got it now.

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