How To Add A Header Image To Your Self Hosted WordPress Blog

I decided to make this video to show how to add a header image in WordPress after receiving an email from a friend who was struggling to create a WordPress blog. He wrote:

What I am trying to do is to create a home page that has a cover photo much like what you did with your page. At the moment, I selected “Breeze” as my theme although I am also toying with “Twenty Nineteen.”

The “cover photo” is actually the header image at the top of this blog:

Decide What You Want Your Blog To Look Like BEFORE You Choose a Theme

The mistake my friend made was to choose a WordPress theme first and then try to make it do what he wanted to do. In the video I show how to first decide what features you want your blog to have and then go and search for a theme.

After that, I demonstrate how to get the header image in place.

The demo blog was created on my SiteRubix hosting account:

How To Create a WordPress Blog in 90 Seconds Flat!

After making the video I realized I’d been a little unfair on my friend because the super-fast blog set up service on the SiteRubix platform starts by inviting you to choose a theme for your blog.

To show you what I mean, here’s a video I made in December 2017 in which I create a WordPress blog from scratch on the SiteRubix platform in 90 seconds flat. In the video you will see that I choose a domain as part of the set up process:

However, as I show in the first video, How to Set Up a Header Image in WordPress, you can easily choose a new theme after you have set up your blog. Simply go to Themes and run a filtered search for whatever features you want the theme to offer. Then choose one of the selected themes and you’ll be good to go.

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David Hurley


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