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  • Resolved churchillnancy

    (@churchillnancy)


    I need more expert help…
    I’ve almost got this site whipped into shape. So I wrote a blog post.

    I was surprised to find that the blog page does not appear to have the same header as all of the other pages. It’s just a plain background. Is that something that can be fixed?

    I tried adding the header image to the Blog page (“The Toolbox”) as the featured image, but that had no effect.

    What do I need to do to have the Blog Header match the other pages?

    So grateful for your continued guidance!
    Nancy

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Hi @churchillnancy!

    Goran doesn’t display a header image on the blog page as part of its design, and there isn’t a built-in way to add one.

    If you’re comfortable with HTML and PHP then the first step to overriding a theme’s design is generally to create a child theme. You can find good introductions to child themes, information on how they work, and steps to set them up in the following guides:

    Goran is already a child theme to Edin, which is makes things a little trickier in your case.

    You have the following options:

    • Activate Edin, create a child theme for it, and then copy over files from Goran to the child theme’s directory. You can use a plugin such as Child Theme Configurator to automate this process. (I recommend this approach.)
    • Create a grandchild theme. Although grandchild themes are not officially supported and considered bad practice by some, they will enable you to keep and customise your child theme. You can find some tutorials to set a grandchild theme up here and here.

    Let me know if the above information is helpful or if you have any extra questions.

    Hi @siobhyb!

    Yes, your information is very helpful.
    Unfortunately, creating a child theme is beyond my abilities.

    I think that I’m going to have to change themes. I’m sad to do this because I’ve spent a lot of time and energy on the site and figuring thing out. However, Goran is too difficult for a non-expert to modify.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to provide such great information!
    Do you have any recommendations for something that’s easier to modify?

    Gratefully Yours, Nancy

    Hi Nancy,

    A child theme would be necessary with any theme that doesn’t display a header on the blog page by default.

    It’s worth noting that you can set featured images on individual blog posts, which Goran. Those featured image will display in the header of individual blog posts and also alongside the posts on the main blog page. You can get an idea for what this looks like on the demo site:

    https://gorandemo.wordpress.com/blog/

    If you’d rather a header image at the very top of the main blog page, then I recommend searching through the repository for another theme that better matches up to what you’re after.

    Hi again, Siobhan, You’re really so fun to work with.

    For the record, I was looking for a consistent look for every page of my site.

    Would there be a way to set up the goran default page to act like a blog page?

    Or Would there be a blog plugin that would provide the consistent look that I’m looking for?

    Really, you’re the best!
    Unconditionally Yours, Nancy

    Hi again Nancy! 🙂 There are a few plugins that would enable you to display blog posts on a standard page.

    The Display Posts Shortcode plugin is a popular option:

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/display-posts-shortcode/

    If you install the above plugin, you would then be able to add a special shortcode to a standard page. That shortcode would pull in your latest blog posts.

    If you choose to use the Display Posts Shortcode plugin, then you can also follow this documentation from WordPress.com (as the plugin is also active on WordPress.com sites by default):

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/display-posts-shortcode/

    Give that a look and let me know if questions come up!

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