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Linking a Background Header

  • Hi all,
    Thanks in advance for reading this!

    I’m trying to link my header to my homepage, but I know virtually nothing about CSS or PHP.
    I tried this article but I couldn’t get it to work with my theme.

    The relevant part of my style sheet is:

    .header {
    	background: url('img/stripes.jpg') no-repeat;
    	border-bottom: 1px solid #EEE;
    	height: 160px;
    	margin-bottom: 24px;
    }
    .header h1 {display:none;
    	color: #222;
    	font: normal 4em sans-serif;
    	margin-top: 40px;
    	text-align: center;
    }

    And I assume the relevant part of my header is:

    <div class="left">
    
    	<div class="header">
    		<h2><span><?php bloginfo('description'); ?></span></h2>
    		<h1><a href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>"><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></a></h1>
    	</div>

    I’ve looked in some other threads, but I must admit… I’m stumped.

    If anyone can help, I’d really appreciate it.
    Thanks!

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  • As I said, I’ve read through quite a few other threads, but my theme seems to have been set up differently. I’ll keep trying, but I was hoping someone more adept might be able to give some specific advice.
    Thanks 🙂

    but my theme seems to have been set up differently
    No it’s not.
    This describes exactly what you have to do:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/designing_headers#Making_the_Whole_Header_Clickable
    The only difference is in the example there is a header div and you have a header class – but that doesn’t change the main idea.

    Using Javascript in the header:
    <div class="header" onclick="location.href='http://www.yoursite.com';" style="cursor: pointer;">

    I’ve got it clicking!

    But is there a way to do it without javascript?
    I’m using .header h1 {display:none;
    to hide the text.
    Thanks again!

    You may try this:

    <a href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>">
    	<div class="header">
    		<h2><span><?php bloginfo('description'); ?></span></h2>
    		<h1><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></h1>
    	</div>
    </a>

    Warning: it is not valid xhtml!

    And that goes after the <div class="header"> tag?

    Sorry, this must be frustrating for you. I’m not terribly good at this.

    EDIT: And how bad is it to have invalid xhtml?
    Edit again: Stupid question, it goes before the <div part. Sorry.

    I’ll give it a whirl. I’m not sure about the importance of xhtml validity though.

    No, you replace your code with the one above.

    And how bad is it to have JS?

    And how bad is it to have JS?
    Good question. I really am in over my head!

    Which is preferable, do you think? Javascript or invalid xhtml?

    I don’t like invalid code. But it seems you do: your site is not valid even now 🙂

    Oh really!

    haha oh wow. I’ve got it working with that html. But as you say, java or invalid code.

    What does invalid code do?

    It can drive crazy certain browsers… if the errors are related to important parts of the site.
    Most people don’t care.

    Good reading: http://www.maxdesign.com.au/presentation/benefits/index.htm

    Actually, it is not working. Don’t you think you should replace “yoursite.com” with your own domain address???

    I was in the middle of reverting back to the JS when my browser went AWOL (Apparently there IS a limit to the number of tabs you can have open before it will hang)

    Thanks, I’ll fix that and read that.

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate your help!

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