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  • I want to replace the words with a header JPG file. Can someone direct me or instruct me how to do this. I am a complete Newbie and am just actually learning how WordPress even works. Seems to be working fine, but I really want to change the header desperately. This question has been asked by my husband and no one seems to want to help us, so I guess you could say I am begging for your help.

    Please HELP now.

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  • Tried the codex?

    Try elaborating on that Gangleri, I too am new to WordPress and that makes no sense to me. Im look for a similar result.

    If your header not already has an image in the header, it’s not an easy thing you try to do. Reading the “codex” carefully is the place to start.

    This all just seems to be too darn complicated. All I want to do is insert a simple stupid banner jpg. Why do things always have to be so complicated? Oh well, maybe I better go some place else and try to get another type of user friendly.

    Thanks for the try to help.


    Post a link to your site so we can see what theme you are using, and them someone can probably tell you how to do it.

    Or start with a theme that already has an image in the header. WP IS user friendly, but you seem to want to start with pro-stuff.

    But for a simple starter (even I managed to do that), this is from my header.php and it includes an image in it:

    <div id="page">
    <div id="header">
    	<div id="headertitle">
    <img src="" alt="header image" align="right"/>
    		<h1><a href="<?php bloginfo('url') ?>" title="<?php bloginfo('name') ?>: <?php bloginfo('description') ?>"><?php bloginfo('name') ?></a></h1>
    		<p><?php bloginfo('description') ?></p>

    I have the same question!

    My site is – and my current theme is Pureflowers 1.0 by

    I’d also like to modify the colors so they match PMS colors the logo uses.


    Your current header is in images/header.gif It looks ike it’s composed of the picture and the red gradient above the picture that is the background for the nav bar. So, you would need to incorporate both in your new image.

    @trish_od – thanks for supplying a link to the site. Makes it so much easier to help. To replace the image in your theme, open the style.css file and find the following:

    {	clear: both;
    	float: left;
    	width: 930px;
    	background-image: url(images/header.gif);
    	height: 226px;
    	padding-right: 20px;
    	margin-top: 20px;

    You can do one of 2 things:
    1. create an image 930×226 pixels, call it header.gif and place (upload) it in the images folder of your theme.
    2. upload an image and edit the css above to fit your new image. It’s easiest if you keep the same width of the image. The hight is something you can play with.

    To change the text colors/background colors:
    Look through the style.css file for color: to edit text color and background-color: for background colors. Colors can be expressed in Hexadecimal values (#000000 is same as black and #FFFFFF is same as white etc.) or in RGB values ( rgb(255,0,0) or rgb(100%,0%,0%) is same red )
    There are 17 valid predefined colour names. They are aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green, lime, maroon, navy, olive, orange, purple, red, silver, teal, white, and yellow. transparent is also a valid value.

    @windspirit – the codex that Gangleri is refering to is the Documentation section of You can find it by scrolling to the top of this page and clicking on the “Docs” link. In general you’re expected to have looked for an answer there first before posting here. (in fact you should also search the forum too, to see if the question has been asked already. Guess how many results you get when you search for “header image”?)

    OK Here is the link to the website in question.


    Sorry, I should have stated, we are using Inove Template for the site.


    @windspirit – To get rid of the words, you can either hide them using CSS, or delete the text from inside WordPress by going to settings/general and then deleting your title and blogline.

    To replace them with an image that will blend in properly, you probably want to just edit the header_footer.jpg file in the theme folder. Make yourself a backup copy first though, in case something goes wrong.

    alexmansfield, Thank you so much for the help. It is great to know that somebody has taken their valuable time to assist another. Now if I might indulge your assistance a little further. I have had to increase the size of the header in order to accommodate my JPG. It is working fine, but I am not sure how to get the menus and search box below the header or at least to the bottom of the header. Please take a look and tell me what you think. also how do I actually get rid of the bottom portion of the JPG which is located on the very bottom of the web page?


    ok disreagrd the last question on my previous post regarding getting rid of the bottom portion of the JPG at the very bottom of the page. Got that sorted. Still require the first part of the question however.

    “I am not sure how to get the menus and search box below the header or at least to the bottom of the header.”

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