[resolved] Vigilance Theme - Adding a Custom Header (8 posts)

  1. artistrlgibson
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am transferring from a wordpress.com blog to a wordpress.org blog. I have exported then imported my files; however, I cannot figure out how to add a custom header to my theme.

    I went to Vigilance Options and found these instructions:
    Replace your top banner with a static image. Note: You must upload this image to /wp-content/themes/vigilance/images/top-banner and the Banner State must be set to 'Static Image' for this to work.

    But I don't know how to accomplish this.

    I have scoured the forum and only found 4 posts. I did not understand the answers.

    In addition, I see "The width is fixed at 596px." However, at the wordpress.com blog, my header was 920px wide.

    If anyone has the time, I could really use some help.

    Here is the blog header I am trying to duplicate:

    Here is its future destination:

    Thanks, R.L.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The theme on wordpress.com has been modified. You may be able to achieve the same affect by adding the following to master.css:

    #title {
    margin:0 0 15px;
    background:transparent url(images/top-banner.jpg) no-repeat center top;

    You'll then need to upload your header image (called top-banner.jpg) via FTP to /wp-content/themes/vigilance/images.

  3. artistrlgibson
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Problems solved. I had to install the Child Theme for Vigilance to run alongside the Parent Theme...then I had the option of a custom banner.

    Thanks for the help, though.

    Check it out: http://www.artandartdeadlines.com

  4. odonnellsp
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've installed the Child Theme for Vigilance but I still don't have the option for a custom banner.

    Here's what I want: http://pittsburghbagpiper.wordpress.com/
    Here's what I have now: http://www.monkeycorner.net/bagpiper

    I appreciate any help, as I'm new to this.

  5. nycdrama
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've tried installing the Child Theme, but I'm not sure what code to put in the "custom code" area for the header. Like everyone else, I loved the Vigilance theme layout in wordpress.com with the wide banner at top. Can someone help me provide the right custom code so I can get the top banner? Thanks!

    my site: http://www.nycdrama.com/blog

  6. atheistium
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Adding that html to the master.css didn't seem to make a difference.

    Can someone outline how to do it for me please :)

  7. silversun
    Posted 4 years ago #

    artistrlgibson said "Problems solved. I had to install the Child Theme for Vigilance to run alongside the Parent Theme...then I had the option of a custom banner."

    How do I do this?

  8. artistrlgibson
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi silversun! I wanted to make sure you realize that Vigilance is a premium theme... so you'll have to get a membership at http://thethemefoundry.com/ to download the zipped Child Theme to your computer. Then go to the left toolbar on your admin page of your blog and under appearances, click themes. Then add a theme by uploading the zipped file. Then activate. Head to Vigilance options and keep looking...you'll find the option for the banner. Email me at submitart (at) artandartdeadlines.com if you have trouble.

    Have a great day! R.L. Gibson

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