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Help with Header and/or Title (23 posts)

  1. 1hank1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm looking for someone who could do something (or tell me how to do it) with my Title and very little else.

    I have a graphic I made in Photoshop I'd love to use for the header, and a background graphic.

    That's all.

    But knowing no CSS and very little html, I don't see how to do it myself.

    I will pay if your price is reasonable.

    Thank you,

    Robert Tracy

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    How you do it depends on what theme you are using.

    What theme are you using?

  3. 1hank1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Jees,

    I think it's just your basic theme. See it at:

    http://tracyfineart.com/blog

    The graphics I'd use are:

    1. For the background:

    http://semperfigraphics.com/images/graphics/blog_bg.jpg

    and:

    2. For the header:

    http://semperfigraphics.com/images/graphics/illustrated_ideas2.jpg

    If this latter is too big, I can re-size it.

    Thanks for your reply,

    Robert

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ah. Well, the default theme has custom ways to use a header image. You can go to Presentation->Header Image and Color and custom choose your image right there.

    You'll probably want resize and upload your image into the themes directory first though.

  5. 1hank1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Sounds good.

    Sounds like I can do it myself. Thanks very much.

  6. 1hank1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    But not so easy as it sounds.

    I see no way to upload my image into the themes directory.

    And I see no way, if I did succeed at the latter, to choose my image from Presentation->Header Image and Color. It doesn't offer an image--only color change.

  7. 1hank1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Because it says "If this file were writable you could edit it."

  8. 1hank1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    To be precise, under Presentaion>Theme Editor>Browsing header.php it says:

    "If this file were writable you could edit it."

    Question is this:

    How can such files be made "writable"?

    I think if I knew that, I could change me header to a .jpg image. And same for the background.

  9. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

  10. 1hank1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Jeremy,

    Thank you.

    It did get me to the point of making the files writable.

    However, it would take me a year of study to simply get the header .jpg image I have and the background .jpg to work. I fooled around a while but just made it worse. I'm afraid my talents will lie in Art and graphics. CSS is certainly a foreign, if not a kind of backwards language to me, compared to the little I know of HTML.

    The offer stands. I will pay for someone to go in there and do just the background and the header. I have some money in PayPal just waiting for such.

    Bob

  11. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Neither of your links to semperfigraphics.com actually work, both of them return a 404 for me.

  12. 1hank1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm sorry. I took them down. Will put them back if they will help.

    Bob

  13. 1hank1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Anyway, there's a better .jpg image I'm interested in for the Header. It's here:

    http://semperfigraphics.com/images/graphics/header_image.jpg

    And the BG: http://semperfigraphics.com/images/graphics/blog_bg.jpg

    I believe I have the correct size now for the Header.

    Just as an aside, I think of it this way. Everyone has their interests and talents on the computer. I can create graphics, but can't always get them where I want them. Those who know and love CSS and HTML could take what I do and know how to apply it. This latter is what I'm looking for. I simply can't learn CSS. I've tried for two years and it seems that CSS just doesn't work with images, although I know it does. I just can't figure it out.

  14. kittycat2006
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi there - I'm new to WordPress and had been using Blogger previously. This is a whole different ballgame!

    I need help with my Header too with this theme called 'GeekBlog'. Everything loads up well except for the title which remains so, instead of my blog title.

    Can anyone help? Thanks!

  15. 1hank1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I hear ya. I was using Moveable Type for 4 years. My host upgraded and I couldn't get into my blog at all.

    I found the answer to your question by accident. If you can get to your Dashboard, go to Options, then the General Tab. In there is where you can change your title.

    Bob

  16. 1hank1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    By the way, these two .jpg's are in /tracyfineart.com/blog/wp-content/themes. Is that precisely where they belong?

  17. 1hank1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    But on further thought, if I succeeded in getting my header and background integrated it wouldn't work because my text is black and would be unreadable against that background. If it could be done I'd want the text color FF,FF,CC. That is not white, but just off white and close to some of the color in the font that's in the header I've created.

  18. kittycat2006
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi Bob - thanks for responding. I did that but the title remains as "The Geek Blog", which is the problem...sigh!

  19. 1hank1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Oh! I'm not the one to give a proper answer. I found the problem you're having easy to solve, but there must be something with yours that's not as easy as I thought. I'm sorry. Who am I to give advise when I can't figure my own problem out?!

    Best wishes on finding your solution.

    Bob

  20. 1hank1
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Otto,

    Your write: "You can go to Presentation->Header Image and Color and custom choose your image right there.

    You'll probably want resize and upload your image into the themes directory first though."

    I just don't see how. I've read my brains out on CSS, Style-sheets, Headers, file permissions and FTP but don't see how I can do this right at the Presentation->Header Image and Color.

    I feel as if I'm making this more difficult than it is.

    Bob

  21. fmfm
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Kittycat2006, try opening your blog page and go to 'Change your site’s look or theme', then go into 'Options' then 'General' and check out your Blog Title. It probably says 'GeekBlog' and all you'll need to do its change it to whatever you want it to be and save your changes. Hopefully this is an easy to fix to your prob.... x

  22. kittycat2006
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi fmfm - I did just that but the heading remains "Geekblog". I don't know how to edit the Styelsheet etc yet. Guess I need to figure this one out there? Thanks for helping.

  23. jamesisin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yeah, I'm not seeing a place in Header Image and Color that would allow one to select or upload a graphic or image file.

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