What is the big, black rectangle called?

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  • #705876

    I changed from Quentin to Quintus and am having appearance issues. How do I fix the top of my blog? What is the big black rectangle on top called? How do I make it go away? How can I make my blog look better? I have been trying to figure out how to change things. Is there a tutorial explaining what controls to go to? I am sooooo clueless how to help myself. Thank you :-)

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

    #705975

    timethief
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    For the way the theme is designed see here:
    http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/quintus/

    The black square goes away if you go to Appearance > Header and set a color to “Text Color” – any color except pure white (ffffff)

    Read lso > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/question-re-quintus-theme-header-cant-get-rid-of-black-box-around-the-text?replies=26#post-675482

    #705984

    It didn’t make the black rectangle go away. Are you sure this is the same issue? The black does not go around the title, but is above it.

    I will keep trying….

    #705988

    That big black rectangle is the “header image” area. You can upload a header image by going to appearance > header.

    To get rid of it entirely would require the Custom Design upgrade and some CSS modlification. Getting rid of it takes away the site title and tag line, so there are a handful of things that have to be adjusted.

    #705992

    auxclass
    Member

    ~~TSP

    How about they upload an “image” that is just a rectangle of the desired size and color?

    #705994

    Yup, they can do that. They could even make a transparent PNG with no background color and then the light grey/ivory color down in the content area would show through.

    #705996

    timethief
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    @wendyusuallywanders
    If you are referring to the whole header area then upload a header and the bi black cox will be gone. What will remain in a smaller black box around your tagline. That is what was discussed in the thread that I linked to. I do not have a custom design upgrade. This is a link to my test blog wearing the Quintus theme and I leave the blog accessible for a short while so you can see the result of what was discussed in the thread I linked to. http://leosquared.wordpress.com/

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