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An introduction to the front page custom header

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

equable custom 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 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
    equable custom header hide
  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 1920×700 pixels for best results. When uploading, you will be able to crop the image.
    equable custom header randomize
  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.