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How to change the header image (10 posts)

  1. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi,

    I just started a new site today and want to change the header image to one that I have on my pc.

    http://best-food.info/

    I've done this before but this time is a little different.

    Please take a look at the 2 headers here ...

    http://best-food.info/misc/change-header.jpg

    I have no problem resizing and changing my custom image to a jpg or a png

    Any tips on how to do it would be much appreciated!

    Jane

  2. kaniamea
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi Jane,

    so are you just trying to replace http://best-food.info/wp-content/themes/birdtips/images/headers/green.jpg with another graphic with the same dimensions 1,075px × 200px?

  3. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Your link gave me the clue ;-)

    I was looking at the wrong theme on my FTP!

    I tried lots of different themes today but that's no excuse for stupidity.

    I deserve to be spanked!

    jane

  4. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Well I thought I knew how to change it but I still don't!

    I changed the names of two jpgs in images/headers folder to "old" and uploaded two of mine correct sizes, with the original names.

    http://best-food.info/misc/change_header.jpg

    The theme offers several alternative images but my new ones aren't on offer.

    Jane

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Isn't there a custom header option? Looks like it here:

    http://wordpress.org/themes/birdtips

  6. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Well it says, "custom-header" but what I think it means is this ..~

    http://best-food.info/misc/image-choices.jpg

    Thanks for the help!

    Jane

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Just installed that theme on a test site to check on it - under Appearance > Header, there's an option to upload your own image... Under Select Image, click on the Browse button and find the one you want to upload.

  8. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Wow! You went beyond the call of duty!

    I was looking under appearance/themes/customize

    Not sure that I like the new image when I see it against the white bg.

    What do you think?

    Thank you so much!

    Jane

  9. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    You're welcome! It's not bad - maybe try making the grey background and site name darker? And/or maybe putting a border between the image and white page part? Maybe green (#66874E)?

  10. eagerwatcher
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

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