I have two huge wishlist items for my header that I've been struggling to implement. Hoping someone can help me out?
1) I want to have a unique header image for all parent categories (child categories would have the same image as the parent - doesn't matter whether this is elegantly incorporated or i have to specify the image for each category including the children)
2) I'd like all of the header images to be clickable and link back to home on click.
Both of these goals seem to be frequently wished for. I've been reading through the forums and codex and getting overwhelmed with all the different discussions; especially in trying to make the mods on the theme I've chosen.
I'm trying to make the mods on the theme Water3 by theundersigned. The theme is great, with cool drop down menus and a minimalist style, but it uses a complicated header.php file and style.php to work its magic. There have been more than 25k downloads of this theme between the 2 and 3 column versions - so I'm hoping given the popularity someone out there can and will help? or has made these changes already?
I've tried many of the methods I've seen explained, tried to work backwards from theme templates that incorporate this, tried to reverse engineer from sites doing it - I've spent hours and hours - but I'm missing something and can't seem to get it right with this theme. I'm a wordpress beginner (which is probably the root of my problems) . I'm sure I'm missing something easy but after a week of trying to do just these two things, I clearly need help. Can anybody help this wordpress newbie out?
I found one example of category changing header images on the water theme here
I'm running the theme on a development box until I get all this sorted out so can't point any would-be helpers to my site but I can post code if needed. I'm using wordpress 2.1.
some of the topics I've been through looking for help with this:
thanks any and all kind enough to help.