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An introduction to the custom Header Image

Technically the custom header feature is part of WordPress and only a theme can use it providing the designer codes in support for it. This theme supports the WordPress custom header and is based on the default Twenty Seventeen WordPress theme, so only the front page gets it. Here is an example of what it looks like as the default header when you install and activate the theme:

bright default header

You can find out more about the WP Custom Header HERE, but this theme offers a few changes which I will outline below…

Key Features of the Custom Header

  • The default image you see above will load on all activations – you can disable it.
  • Only available on the front page
  • You can have 1 image or add more if you decide to enable the random feature.
  • The header also includes a sticky menu bar as well, for both front and inside pages
  • The header has a transparent to dark gradient overlay (darker on the bottom).
  • The Site Description (tagline) only shows on the front page
  • The header image is responsive.

Disable or Set Your Custom Header 

  1. Go to Appearance >> Header Image
  2. To remove the default image, click on the “Hide image” button
    bright hide header
  3. To add a new image, click on the “Add new image” button. When you do this, you will select a photo from your media library or upload a new one. You can add multiple header images and you can also click on the “Randomize uploaded headers” button so that every time the page is refreshed (or visited), a different image will show from your selection. NOTE: I recommend good quality (optimized) photos that are no less than 1600×1000 pixels for best results. When uploading, you will be able to crop the image.
    bright previous header
  4. To restore the default image, click on the “Suggested” image…which should be the default image.
  5. When you are finished with your header images, click on the “Save & Publish” button at the top of the settings column.