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SummitCap
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« on: February 12, 2014, 12:14:19 AM »

Hi

My company has just bought an unlimited domains Wordpress license that it will install across a number of its domains and I'm a) impressed and b) generally not finding things too difficult. Most of what I've been doing thus far is firefighting through bad settings left by the previous comms manager, and I've already made the site look far better than it did previously.

However, for some reason, I can't disable author credit. I switch from Enabled to Disabled in the drop down box below page content and press update, only for it to stay on the previous settings. It's imperative that I turn off author credit, so I hope you can help.

A minor secondary question is regarding the logo of the main site. I can see how to change it but am not sure if I should do it via a widget (nor which one might best work) or change the logo in the editor. Could you please advise on this as well?

As I'm here, I might as well inquire about how to change the favicon as well.

Apologies if these are simple questions, but 90% of my previous experience has been with Joomla, Drupal and Silverstripe, so I'm still getting used to Wordpress.

Please note that the site is not yet live, although I can provide backend access if required.

Thanks.

Richard
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 01:48:27 PM »

Hi

My company has just bought an unlimited domains Wordpress license that it will install across a number of its domains and I'm a) impressed and b) generally not finding things too difficult. Most of what I've been doing thus far is firefighting through bad settings left by the previous comms manager, and I've already made the site look far better than it did previously.

   I'm glad you're not having too much difficulty, and I will be glad to help with whatever I can.

However, for some reason, I can't disable author credit. I switch from Enabled to Disabled in the drop down box below page content and press update, only for it to stay on the previous settings. It's imperative that I turn off author credit, so I hope you can help.

   If the toggle for author credit isn't working correctly and you want to permanently remove it from everywhere on your site, you can edit theme-globals.php in the root of the theme folder and remove the
Code:
<!--%author_credit%-->
from the following line (on/near line 88):
   
Code:
$s5_loop_tags['before_content'] = '<div style="clear:both;"></div><!--%date_block%--><!--%author_credit%--><div style="clear:both;height: 15px;"></div><div class="s5_contentwrapper"><div><!--%thumb_block%-->';

A minor secondary question is regarding the logo of the main site. I can see how to change it but am not sure if I should do it via a widget (nor which one might best work) or change the logo in the editor. Could you please advise on this as well?

   What editor are you referring to?
   
   My recommendation for changing the logo would be to swap out the actual image file in the "images" subfolder of the theme. Firebug should be able to help you find out the actual file name (it's usually s5_logo.png, but that has changed occasionally).

As I'm here, I might as well inquire about how to change the favicon as well.

   Just swap the "favicon.ico" in the theme folder for the one you want. http://favico.com/ can change any image into a favicon if needed.

Apologies if these are simple questions, but 90% of my previous experience has been with Joomla, Drupal and Silverstripe, so I'm still getting used to Wordpress.

   Simple questions or not, I wish more people would present their questions with the level of detail and understanding you did.  I hope my answers were what you needed; feel free to post any more questions if you get stuck!

Please note that the site is not yet live, although I can provide backend access if required.

   I shouldn't need access, but if you post anything in the future requiring it, I'll let you know.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 11:12:22 PM »

I've long moderated forums in my area of expertise and know that a well-worded question is worth its weight in gold. I do my best to do as I'd want done to me Smiley

Thanks for all your help. Everything worked 100%. I've got a bit lazy with my preferred Joomla plugins, which automate everything, so needed a prod in the right direction regarding going back to FTP.

Thanks once again.

Richard
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