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[resolved] Header from Media Libary in Theme Options (12 posts)

  1. mrjarbenne
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The theme options area looks incredible. Given that one of the celebrated features in the "Welcome to 3.4" is the ability to pull a header from your media library, rather than upload it again, it was surprising to find that the functionality did not exist in the Theme Options menu. Is this on the roadmap?

  2. Which Theme Options menu do you mean?

  3. mrjarbenne
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The new one that allows me to customize and live preview the customizations made to the theme.

  4. mrjarbenne
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry. The customize option in the themes picker.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you mean Appearance -> Header or Appearance -> Background, they have been part of WordPress for some time now.

  6. Ah okay, you mean the Customizer. No, It's not yet on the roadmap.

  7. mrjarbenne
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes. This: http://vip.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/wordpress-3-4-preview-theme-customizer/

    Seems odd that it's not there. I will probably redirect most of my users to customize their blog using this easier interface, where they will end up continuing to upload multiple copies of their header out of virtue of not being able to pull the image from the media library. It's like fixing a hole and then redirecting everyone to a new bridge with the same hole in it.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Navigate to Themes and look for the Customize option under your current theme (note: this feature will only be available for themes that already support custom header & custom background).

  9. mrjarbenne
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @esmi you're not understanding me. Under Appearance>Header I can now choose to either upload an image from my desktop (which has always been there for themes that support this kind of customization) OR I can now select an image from my media library and use that as a header. This is a new, and welcome addition. In previous versions of WP, if I changed themes, I had to upload a new header image from my desktop, even though a perfectly good version of the header existed on the server. So this is the patched hole I'm referring to; but I will probably direct users to the customize link, instead of the submenu of Appearance, to make these changes, where I can't take advantage of this new functionality, and have to again, upload from my desktop every time I change themes.

  10. mrjarbenne
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry @esmi, I see where I'm not being clear. Do you understand what I mean now?

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm not even sure what your question is...

  12. mrjarbenne
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Perhaps a video will help: http://screencast.com/t/kHLEzejcyn

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