How can I move a single post's meta data to it's headline? I tried single.php and content_page.php, but could not find it.

I am using the recent Wordpress 3.5.1 with the standard theme TwentyTwelve.

See the screenshot (sorry, it's in German) for clarification: Screenshot of a single post

  • How are you displaying the meta line? Can you give me the site url so that i will fing from which template it is coming.. Commented Mar 17, 2013 at 9:58
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    The answer to this question is highly dependent on the theme you are using. Hence it is borderline to too localized. To conclude with something constructive: 1. Search your theme files for the markup <footer class="entry-meta">. 2. Install the Firebug extension for FF or use Chrome's Element Inspector. The Firefox native solution isn't half as powerful. Commented Mar 17, 2013 at 10:10
  • What are the contents of your single.php?
    – fischi
    Commented Mar 17, 2013 at 10:40
  • I updated my question. As I refer to a standard installation with standard theme, I think this question is not too localized, but a very common customization question.
    – mcbetz
    Commented Mar 17, 2013 at 11:38
  • Since you now shed some light on what theme it is you are using, the question became answerable. I still think this to be a rather particular issue, though. Commented Mar 17, 2013 at 11:54

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Given that it is TwentyTwelve you're dealing with, check the file content.php:

The relevant code block is between the lines 44 and 63 and will have to move below line 31.

For the sake of semantics, the element should not be a <footer> element anymore, make it a <div> or a <section>.

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