Hello everyone, this series is intended for everyone who doesn’t know how to use WordPress, like me! Today, we will talk about headers and how to make them.
A header is a part of the page that occupies the top (head) of the page, hence the term header. It can be in the form of simple text, or colorful images. The main purpose of a header is to simply tell a person about the site in a short (when I say short, I mean as short as possible) sentence or phrase, but I think the header also attracts people, how? Well, sometimes people (and by people, I mean me) judge a page by it’s appearance, and the main thing we see is the header, so headers can dictate whether or not people stick around or not (well at least in my experience).
In WordPress, the header can be changed in 2 ways, the first is by going into the settings of WordPress, there, the first setting there is the site title, which you can change into the desired, and after that is the tagline, which is what the site is about in a few words. After changing those, your header should change to what you put. The design aspect of this method is up to the theme you chose (which might be another article, once I learn how to), but if you want a certain design, you can change that in the second method.
The second method is by setting an image as the header. This time, we don’t go into the settings, we hover our mouse over appearance, then click header. Here, you can upload an image to use it as the header, to do this, simply click “choose file”, then select the image from your computer, then it will automatically be selected as the header. Also note that the image will be scaled to fit the page, unless it is 960×100 pixels (at least in the theme I’m using), so don’t be worried if the image you use isn’t exactly what you expect. And if you used the first method before and changed to the second method, then click the “header text” box so that the text won’t show up and ruin your image.
I hope this helped you with your own site, if not, then feel free to ask questions in the comments. Even if you understood it, ask questions, and I’ll try to answer them 🙂 And if you have any suggestions about future N00b’s guides, post them in the comments, and I’ll try to learn them, and do a guide.