Home Page Customization – Eliminating Blog Posts

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  • #82971

    We’d also like to eliminate the Blog Section on the Home Page entirely, as we’re putting Blog Post Updates into the Footer Widget 1 position instead, and we’d like the public to see all the way to the bottom of the page on first viewing the website.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

    #83268

    angelatcrist
    Member

    Hi there,

    Sounds like a cool idea. Unfortunately, we don’t help with individual customizations of the theme.

    I would recommend taking a look at these items to familiarize on how you may change the theme up with CSS:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/how-to-find-your-themes-css/
    https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/css-selectors/

    Let me know if you have additional questions.
    Angela

    #83269

    I know how to find the theme css and have been changing it to the extent that I can, but if we purchased a Business level membership, I’m confused as to why we can’t either request changes from the Theme author, or edit at the HTML level to delete sections which aren’t needed. Is a greater purchase level required for that? Thanks for the advice.

    #83273

    angelatcrist
    Member

    Hi there,

    A member of the WordPress.com team may be better suited to answer your question regarding your purchase level.

    I was just answering to the customization piece. It sounded as if you wanted to completely change the theme.

    I will review with my dev team to see if these an easy way to remove the ‘Writings’ section from the homepage: http://lift.d.pr/1iCWp/1zzMt8vV

    Thanks,
    Angela

    #83279

    Great. Just wanted to make sure I was talking to the right person to complete the task my CEO is asking for.

    We definitely like the theme, especially the animated Features section (that’s a great events/promotional tool), we just would like a bit more control as to which sub-sections to keep or drop. Perhaps something to think about in version 2.0.

    If there is a way in the short term for your dev team to allow users to have the option to drop the “Writings” section from the Home page, that would be awesome. It enables the theme it to be pure “Blog” for some users, and more Website/imagery focused for others.

    Some might even want to swap the order of those two things (Portfolio & Writings) too, depending upon their particular focus, and which they think is more important in terms of hierarchy.

    Anyhow, thanks for checking back in with us, and let us know if there’s any easy way to drop that Writings section. Cheers!

    #83280

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    You can certainly hide elements with CSS. To remove your recent posts area on the purple background on the homepage, just add this to your custom CSS:

    .recent-posts-row {
      display: none;
    }

    I’m confused as to why we can’t either request changes from the Theme author, or edit at the HTML level

    It’s not possible to edit the HTML on WordPress.com, you’d need a self-hosted site to do that. You can learn more about the differences between WordPress.com and self-hosted sites here:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #83305

    angelatcrist
    Member

    Hi there,

    I’m going to close this thread out. If you have any other questions regarding this, feel free to open another thread.

    Have a great day!
    Angela

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