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MrHenko
MrHenko

@johnjohnston :)

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@MrHenko who needs google when you have micro.blog;-)

MrHenko
MrHenko

@johnjohnston I was literally, yes literally, about to click a link in google to that codex page when I got the notification from you! :)

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@MrHenko they are good as any changes don’t get written over when theme is updated. I’ve used them a few times but alway need to read codex to do it again. codex.wordpress.org/Child_The...

MrHenko
MrHenko

@johnjohnston I see! I got to learn about how to set up a child theme someday. I’m sure it’s not hard, but I’ve just never gotten around to it.

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johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@MrHenko I’ve got a child theme. So my functions.php is added on.

MrHenko
MrHenko

@johnjohnston Have you replaced the functions.php in SemPress with your custom script or how does it work?

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@MrHenko I like titles;) I remove in rss for micro. Add titles in if there are none. gist.github.com/troutcolo... might be a bit out of date.

MrHenko
MrHenko

@colinwalker I (temporarily) solved it by switching back to my old theme. When SemPress didn't behave the way I wanted it to I tried a few others and P2 seemed great in everyway, but it had the same problem. My own, old theme hasn't had this problem, so I hope it sill works.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@MrHenko WP is fine to save and present stuff without titles but when it comes to linking or sharing it always wants to call it something which is understandable I suppose.

MrHenko
MrHenko

@colinwalker That's a good idea! (In my experience WP has never been picky about titles. The problem has come up for me with various themes.)

colinwalker
colinwalker

@MrHenko You could use a variant of the date method to set a blank title within WordPress combined with the RSS option in case it then inserts something (in my experience it’s normally the post ID) - it’s frustrating that WordPress tries to put a title on everything.

MrHenko
MrHenko

@colinwalker Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately those won't quite do it for me. I use my main RSS feed to feed m.b to post titles and links for "full" posts and I don't like dates clogging up my post titles. I want title-less posts to be title-less, even inside of WP.

colinwalker
colinwalker

@MrHenko @johnjohnston One approach is to remove the post title from the RSS feed for specific categories. An alternative is automatically add a date as the title which m.b ignores.

MrHenko
MrHenko

@MrHenko ping @johnjohnston

MrHenko
MrHenko

@johnjohnston You use SemPress for your blog, right? Have you encountered the problem that the theme adds titles to title-less posts and that those titles then F-s up the Micro.blog syndication?