Are you using a custom made header in your site? The first impression a visitor has of your site often comes from the header section of your website or blog. Since this area is the first thing people see, you need to make a good impression otherwise they can easily surf away with the click of a button.
The best headers provide text information which is relevant to your entire content and categories, including an image which also paints a general picture of what your content is about.
Making the header title clickable helps your readers navigate from any page or post on your site. This works when the user moves the mouse over the header title, the header can be clicked to return back to the main or front page of your site.
How To Upload a Custom Header Image
Uploading a custom header image to your WordPress theme can be very easy depending on the theme or framework you have installed. To check if you current theme offers support for upload of a custom header, navigate to Appearance > in your WordPress Dashboard and look for Header or Header Image.
If its there then you can click the Header link and upload your image easily and quickly. If its not there then your current theme does not support easy uploading of a header image.
If you are using the Thesis theme for WordPress you will find customization very easy for all elements of your site not just custom header images. Some free WordPress themes also offer limited custom design options like the new Twenty Eleven default theme for WordPress.
Otherwise you will need to edit your site template files which i won’t discuss in this tutorial.
The Twenty Eleven default theme for WordPress offers header options so you can easily upload your own custom header image. You can also crop the image once uploaded. Best practice dictates its best to use PNG format images and upload the exact size rather than re-size the image which can cause it to become blurred.
Some themes also allow for the use of custom featured image headers which means you can use multiple header images on your site and a different custom header image for each post or page.
Custom Header Image Design
If you’re a Adobe photoshop expert you can easily create your own header image. Otherwise you may need to contact a web designer.
Some web designers offer a web design contest which means you provide the details and specifications on what you want designed and the price you are willing to pay.
The job is then listed so dozens of designers can take a look and submit their work which means you end up with a huge range of designs to choose from.
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