I learned 3 customization useful when using the WP Twenty Eleven theme. This theme is plain and simple. Ideal for the page that I’m building. but there are features which i want to remove. First things first. I need a child theme. This link guided me on how to create a Child Theme. When that is done, I can start customizing i.e. removing features i don’t need.
|Delete/Prevent “recent post”|
|This is best done in a child them. Download a copy of showcase.php from your server (wp-content/themes). Open and edit this file. Search and delete this section
Upload the file to your child theme folder and reload your blog.
|Remove categories in post footer|
I would not want the bottom of my posts to show the “Posted in <CategoryName>” sentence. To remove that, I open the style.css of the child theme and add the following lines:
|Remove Comments form|
|This does not require editing to the theme. Instead, in the dashboard, go to Post -> All Posts. There is a checkbox to the left of column “Title” both on top and at the bottom. This will select Check all post. Then click on the drop down box with the word “Bulk Actions”. Select “Edit” and click the apply button. I see a form and on this form, I look for drop down box with label “Comments” and select “Do Not Allow”. I click on the Update button and I’m done. The comments form will no longer appear at the bottom of the posts. Can do this for pages as well.|