I'm using a theme called "Blockst" from DeoThemes. On each Post title, I have an incredibly large title background. Unfortunately, I have no idea why or how it became so large. Unfortunately, I'm not a WordPress/CSS expert, but I don't think I caused this. Interestingly, it looks terrible on PC, but on mobile it looks like perfect spacing..

Example page: https://eric.frydendal.org/installing-uptime-kuma-behind-nginx-with-a-self-signed-cert/

Notice the teal title background is HUGE. I've tried:

  1. Adjusting the header size in Themes > Customize. This adjusts the floating menu only
  2. In Customize > Blog > Single Post, I disabled all options: "Show featured image", "Show category", "Show date", etc. Nothing affected the background size.
  3. I believe it has something to do with the Featured Image, but I don't fully understand how those are used.
  4. Verified none of my custom CSS has anything to do with sizes (just colors).

Looking at the source, I think something related to this line is causing my issue, but I don't know why it's leaving space for a non-existent image:

<!-- Featured Image -->
<div class="single-post__featured-img single-post__featured-img--layout-1 bg-overlay bg-overlay--dark" >

Here's my complete Custom CSS:

/* Change header background color after scrolling */
.nav--sticky.sticky {
    background-color: #1e1e1e;

/* Change only header on top of page dark mode */
.blockst-header.nav {background-color: #1e1e1e;}

/* Change header link color & make the line under header light blue */
:root {
    --deo-nav-links-color: #e9e9e9;
    --deo-border-color: #31ECDE;

/* Change back-to-top arrow color */
#back-to-top a {
    color: #1d2327;

/* Homepage only background dark */
.page-id-942 {background-color: #1e1e1e !important;}
  • It's probably worth talking to the theme authors too, about why you've got the featured-img classes when you've disabled featured images for this post. They're the ones that are causing the problem, as below, and sounds like a bug that they're there.
    – Rup
    Dec 20, 2022 at 12:10

1 Answer 1


Your theme is adding a large amount of padding to the .single-post__featured-img--layout-1 class: 100px top and bottom, or 180px for screens wider than 1025px. Look in https://eric.frydendal.org/wp-content/themes/blockst/style.css

Try Css code

.single-post__featured-img--layout-1 {
    padding: 20px 0px;
  • You might need two copies of this, one for the base case and one for the @media only screen and (min-width: 1025px) version, in case that counts as more specific and overrides the override.
    – Rup
    Dec 20, 2022 at 12:09
  • And actually if you like the spacing on mobile then I guess you like the 100px version? You could just change the min-width version to 100px to match. You can try shrinking your browser width on the PC to trigger the change.
    – Rup
    Dec 20, 2022 at 12:13
  • Fantastic! Thank you so much for the helpful insight. The provided CSS immediately resolved the issue. I will see if I can find a way to reach out to the theme authors and let them know. This is just my cheap self-hosted CV site, so I haven't paid for their premium license with support included. Regardless, thank you both for the help!
    – Eric F
    Dec 21, 2022 at 5:34

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