Static home page contents

  • aliedgar


    Hi there

    First off, thanks for coming up with such an awesome theme!

    I’m super new to WordPress, but have managed to start building my small business website ( by selecting static page and removing posts & comments. I need to know how to:

    – have the home page just displaying actual contents of home (rather than links to all pages), and

    – remove the white bar between page content and footer

    Thank you!

    aliedgar 🙂


    Kenneth John Odle


    That white bar is actually a CSS background that is part of the “sprite_h.png” image file.

    The CSS for the footer looks like:

    #footer {
    background: url(images/sprite_h.png) left -952px repeat-x #111;
    border-top: 1px solid #d5d5d5;
    padding-top: 50px;
    margin-bottom: 50px;
    min-height: 100px;
    position: relative;
    color: #999;
    padding-bottom: 20px;

    You can’t just delete the “background” line, because Custom CSS doesn’t replace the original CSS, it only overrides it. I have had success just taking out the URL, so it reads

    background: url() left -952px repeat-x #111;

    This will still leave a black space where that white bar was. This is controlled by the padding-top: 50px; line. Change that 50px to something smaller to tighten up the layout.



    Kenneth John Odle


    Oh yeah, did you read this page from the Codex that tells you how to set up a static front page? (I don’t think you’ll need to create the second page.)



    Syahir Hakim


    Ken, you can disable the background by just using this:

    background: none;

    Kenneth John Odle


    I knew there had to be a simpler way. Thanks!




    Thanks so much! Much appreciated.

    Kind regards



    Kenneth John Odle


    Try this code:

    #footer {
    background: #000000;
    border-top: 3px solid #bbbbbb;
    padding-top: 10px;

    substituting a suitable color, else your text appears in front of your normal background, which may or may not render it readable.

    The border and padding I include here make a subtle border between the post and the footer. You can see an example here. Just scroll to the bottom to see this in action.

    BTW, read the forum rules and include a link to your site, which makes it easier for us to help you.




    No, I’m talking about the alternate footer widget shown here:, where the search bar is . . .



    Still haven’t received a reply for the above-reference question, but while I’m waiting, I’ll add another question. I chose to have the date “placed in line”. The font is so dark, you can’t see the date. I have searched in vein and cannot seem to locate on the style sheet where this is. Please help . . . thank you.


    Kenneth John Odle


    Your date shows up fine to me.

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