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[resolved] How to change header (14 posts)

  1. gtown
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am just learning how to set everything up for my blog. How do you change the title in the header? It says "SiteTitle.com" right now, but I have no idea how to change it. Any help would be great.

    Thanks!

  2. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Admin / Settings / General

  3. gtown
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    That's been set since day 1, but it doesn't change anything in my header. Do I need to go into the theme files and change something?

    Thanks.

  4. cadfusion
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    What theme are you using?

  5. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    First look in Admin / Appearance and see if your theme has a control panel. If so see if the settings to make that change are there.

    If not look in the theme file header.php. That is usually where what is displayed in the header is set up.

  6. gtown
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm using the Jump! theme.

    Under Admin/Appearance I have Themes, Widgets, and Editor.

    Any help is great, thanks.

  7. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You do not have a theme control panel so you need to edit the code in your header.php file.

  8. gtown
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Forgive my ignorance, but what part of the code do I change?

    There was a part that said 'name' and I changed it to my blog title, but that didn't seem to do anything.

    Thanks again.

  9. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    paste your header.php code into a pastebin and paste the URL from the pastebin here

    http://wordpress.pastebin.ca/

  10. gtown
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

  11. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi

    The answer to your question is the line creating sitetitle.com is in footer.php -
    <a href="<?php bloginfo('home'); ?>" class="logo">SiteTitle.com</a></strong>

    Further involved - the license for your theme states
    "License: Free to use must keep footer intact AS IS"

    This is what's called a sponsored theme - there is a link to a "footwear" site in the footer (most of the links on that page have little to do with footwear). People pay to have this type of theme designed and give it away for free because as hundreds of people use their theme with their link in the footer, since each new theme user adds another link to the same footer link, all those links build up linkpower with Google, increasing the page rank of the footwear link page.

  12. leisha
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, I am new to WordPress and have the theme "Hookup". I am trying to add my logo to the header in the upper left hand corner and have no idea how to. I still want to keep the logo that is already on it. Could someone please help me out? Thank you.

  13. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @leisha

    Not sure if this will work for you but start here

    your stylesheet is style.css in /wp-content/themes/hookup/ Or you can use the builtin WP theme editor

    Find this section in your stylesheet

    #header {
    height: 125px;
    width: 855px;
    position: relative;
    }

    add this line, within the brackets in that section
    background: url(images/myheader.jpg) no-repeat;

    change myheader.jpg to the name of your header file, and put it in the folder /wp-content/themes/hookup/images

    You will probably need to adjust the location of the image, but start by making sure that code makes it visible.

  14. gtown
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    stvwlf,

    thanks for your help and your patience. i got it changed with no problems.

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