My Header changed

  • TommyK

    #4959

    Hi

    Please pitch your answer at the semi-beginner, intellectually challenged level.

    The text in the header of our blog suddenly changed. Is this a Graphene update or a WordPress update that caused it?

    Previously the text in the header was only the “title” and it sat nicely at the bottom of the header image (this was important).

    Suddenly, the text changed to include the “tagline” which we thought was just used to describe the content of the website….like a meta tag.

    Now I have deleted the tagline but the “title” remains in the middle of the header image and no longer at the bottom. If you take a look at the blog you will see why this is bad for us.

    I am 99% certain this change was not caused by us.

    How can I move the text back to the bottom of the header image? Is the tagline like a meta tag and can I describe the content of the site without the tagline appearing?

    Would be grateful for any help

    http://www.thejewelexpert.com

    Thanks

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #30075
    Quote:
    Is the tagline like a meta tag and can I describe the content of the site without the tagline appearing?

    No. It’s simply a description for readers. If you want to add meta tags, there are plugins for that. Try SEO by Yoast.

    Quote:
    How can I move the text back to the bottom of the header image?

    It looks like you have been editing theme files. You should not do this. Either use Graphene’s built-in custom CSS function or create a child theme. That way you will not lose your modifications when you upgrade.

    Add this to your child theme stylesheet or to Graphene’s Custom CSS function:

    .header_title {
    bottom: 0;
    }

    Quote:
    I am 99% certain this change was not caused by us.

    If you edit theme files, your changes will be lost at the next upgrade. As Graphene is in active development, you should not do this. Use theme functions or create a child theme.

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #30076
    Quote:
    Previously the text in the header was only the “title” and it sat nicely at the bottom of the header image (this was important).

    I see why now. Cool header image.

    TommyK

    #30077

    Thanks a lot for the support.

    I can only think that the theme files have been edited by some of our plug ins as we do not have the skills to edit the Graphene theme intentionally.

    For example, I don’t really undestand the parent/child stuff. I’ll try to read up about it now as I think I will need to set up a child theme to avoid plugins adjusting things in the future.

    If you have a quick step by step guide or blog I can read it would be much appreciated.

    TommyK

    #30078

    I have a question. I’ve found some good info on how to set up a child theme but unfortunately I get stuck at the first hurdle.

    Everyone says “set up a wp-contents/themes folder…..like it is the most basic thing to do. But how do I do it?

    We had a web designer build our website (completely separate) and then set up the basic wordpress template for this blog. Therefore, if any wp files were automatically downloaded to a computer it would be on their computer not mine.

    I’ve no idea how to set up extra content folders.

    Please, if you do answer this, try to be basic, I won’t understand answer that say “create a folder using FSP or WMV….(or any other abbreviation).

    I think the person who creates beginners guides that really are aimed at beginners and not programmers will be a millionaire. 🙂

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #30079
    Quote:
    We had a web designer build our website (completely separate) and then set up the basic wordpress template for this blog. Therefore, if any wp files were automatically downloaded to a computer it would be on their computer not mine.

    Actually, these files are on a server somewhere. If you have FTP access to your server, you would use an FTP client (which a fancy way of saying “a program that lets you transfer files back and forth from the computer on your desk to your server”) to create a folder, add files to it, etc.

    So…I think your first step would be to contact the person who set up your website and find out if you actually do have FTP access to your site. If you do, you’ll need to know the username and password you’ll use to log in.

    Quote:
    I won’t understand answer that say “create a folder using FSP or WMV….(or any other abbreviation).

    FTP just means “File Transfer Protocol” — any time files get transferred between computers on a network, they have to follow a certain set of rules for making those transfers (i.e., a protocol). When we mention FTP, we’re just talking about getting files from your computer to your server (and occasionally, vice versa).

    Quote:
    I think the person who creates beginners guides that really are aimed at beginners and not programmers will be a millionaire. 🙂

    There are some out there (we have a few listed here, for example), but in general, you’ll find that a willingness to learn and to ask good questions gets you over the initial learning curve really quickly.

    With that in mind, I have been intending to write a basic tutorial about FTP for some time. If I get some free time in the next few weeks, I’ll work on it.

    TommyK

    #30080

    Ha! I even spelt it FSP rather than FTP.

    Thanks so much for explaining it to me in layman’s terms. I’ll try to progress from here.

    RosalieSenter

    #30081

    Hi, I am new to wordpress and the graphene support forum. I am reading some of previous questions and answers and could someone please clarify the above “my header changed” comment of: “It looks like you have been editing theme files. You should not do this. Either use Graphene’s built in custom CSS function or create a child theme.” Please correct me if I misunderstand the statement. So, in order to changed information, in the themes “editor” I should only change documents that read “CSS” and not any documents that read “PHP. Thank you so much.

    RosalieSenter

    #30082

    Oh wow, later last night I read more on changing formats using the a child theme. I NOW understand the comment to use the custom CSS function (appearance -option – display – tab) or create a child theme. Duh, please disregard and Thank you.

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