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Changing header in wordpress

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by biginch, May 4, 2008.

  1. biginch

    biginch Regular Member

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    I am using one of the available templates in Wordpress. I dont know a damn thing about php. I want to add my own header onto my blog. Does anyone know how I can do this so it will be a little more customized.

    Thanks
     
  2. breakfree

    breakfree Registered Member

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    If it's just an image, look at the dimensions and replace it with an image of the same dimensions.
     
  3. JellyBean

    JellyBean Newbie

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    php is basically html with a few added things. Tell you what, if you can explain to me exactly what you want in your header, or show me on another page or in a drawing, and show me your blog url so I can see the template your are using, I can try and see if I can whip up the php code for you. No promises but I will give it a try.
     
  4. what2say4

    what2say4 Newbie

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    1. If its an image, go in the images folder of the theme and just edit the picture with an image editor, or rename an already existing image as your header image is called (make sure it matches the height and weight of the original image).

    2. If you want to replace the image with text or menu, or add an horizontal menu there is more to write about...

    As JellyBean said, better write your blog's url or explain better..

    Cheers,
    Wanda.
     
  5. blackhatttt

    blackhatttt Regular Member

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    For me I'll just copy the whole php coding and paste it into dreamweaver than edit it there.
     
  6. leothelion

    leothelion Newbie

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    Blackhat rich,

    How do you copy the whole php coding?
     
  7. interpro

    interpro Registered Member Premium Member

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    If you already have the blog theme up and running, just go to your blog and right-click the header image. Then click 'Save Picture' to get the filename of the image. You can also go ahead and save a copy on your hard drive. Then you can easily view the properties to get height and width.

    Next get or create the image of your choice with the same or similar dimensions. Upload the new image, with the same filename that your theme is using, to your server, overwriting the original file. The image file is usually located in /wp-content/themes/ directory with the name of the theme, then it might be in an 'images' directory.
     
  8. blackhatttt

    blackhatttt Regular Member

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    All I do is that I go to Design> Theme editor

    Than I just copy the php from there.
     
  9. downloadfreak

    downloadfreak Registered Member

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    I haven't known why but is learning a tough thing to do?

    I got lynda tuts downloaded for php along with a dummies ebook for php..
     
  10. blackhatttt

    blackhatttt Regular Member

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    Yup you can do that too. Totally forgotten about that.