What if I want a Banner in My WordPress Template?
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Most people are into blogging nowadays. There are numerous reasons why people do it. It may be to vent out their feelings, share great experiences, publish travel photos, provide information, or advertise your business. When you start blogging, you usually turn to free websites that can help you build your own blog. One of the top websites that you can use to create your blog is WordPress.

WordPress

WordPress is an open source content management tool that uses both MySQL and PHP. It has features that can aid you as a blogger since it has themes and plugins that you can use to attract more attention to your readers. It can help you gain more visitors so that your traffic would increase. If you are serious about blogging, make sure that you update everyday so that your readers will still be interested to read your blogs. It makes blogging easy and fun to do. In addition, it can host your websites and blogs. If you want your page to look nice and has an element of your design on it, you could make yourself a banner. WordPress offers you the opportunity to make your own banner which is placed at the topmost part of your webpage. It is usually called header banner. It can be done easily with just a few clicks. Here are the steps that you can do if you want a banner in your WordPress Template.

Steps:

  • Log in
    The first thing that you should do is to open a web browser. After that, go to wordpress.org and log in to your WordPress account.
  • Go to your dashboard
    On your account, open your dashboard and click on “Appearance”. Once you’ve seen the list, select “Header.” If the options that were mentioned do not exist, be aware that your chosen theme does not support customized header banners. If this is the case, all you have to do is choose another theme. Make sure that it supports custom banners or else you have to change themes again.
  • File Selection
    The next thing that you need to do is to select “Browse” in the menu and start looking for the image that you want to customize for your banner. Then click on “OK”.
  • Upload the image
    After you have selected the image on your files, click on “Upload”.
  • Crop the image
    You should highlight the image that you’ll use. The image that is inside the box with broken lines will be the image that will appear on your banner. Avoid cropping the part that you want to be included. When you have already cropped the right size, select the “Crop and Publish” button. It will add the cropped image to your blog.

Tips and Tricks

  • If your image is quite big, you need to crop them. But if it is 760×200 pixels, no need to crop. The quality of cropped images may not be as good. It may have less quality especially when it is not edited. You can use GIMP or Adobe Photoshop for editing your banner so that you could customize it to the way you want it.
  • Images that WordPress supports are: GIF, PNG, and JPG formats. If it is different from the list of formats, the image will not be uploaded. In this case, all you have to do is to convert it to the format that WordPress supports.
  • Unsupported fonts can be used through editing. If you want to use these fonts, go to “Appearance”, then “Header”. Next is to select “Hide Text” and then “Save”. This process will eliminate the overlay in WordPress.