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i'm sorry for a FAQ, but how do you put a different image in the header

  1. fauna beta 4 (and the soon forthcoming beta 5) have a custom header location in the options panel. any theme could do this, and all it would require is for the theme to be accepted on wp.com.

  2. yes, indeed, a custom header URL -- is a simplest and the most obvious and natural decision.

    the problem is it's done almost "manually" (raw theme-dependant PHP code) -- there's no standard procedure in the core, so each such a theme will have to be adopted to wpcom with a thorough manual check on security flaw issues which may take a significate time. [which version of Fauna is currently on wpcom?]

    btw, I've just had a look at the Fauna b4 -- works just fine with nightly wpMU right out of the box.

    /me thinks other themes' authors should be sponsored to include this stuff ;-)

  3. you can upload a custom header image if you are using the Regulus theme.

  4. glad to see it: this is a good start -- other themes may incorporate this feature soon too and good chances sofisticated Regulus may become the most popular theme on wpcom and (who knows?) may be even default one.

  5. its been somewhat amusing reading this whole thread so far!! ;)

    To change the picture in your header, you would have to modify your theme and that is currently not allowed as we're sharing themes here across the servers.

    umm, Mike, its time you check out the Regulus theme under the presentations tab. it allows custom headers, though one can't upload the header to wordpress.com, so they'll have to host it on their own server(if they've one) else use a free image hosting service or use a photo sharing service like Flickr. :) So no changes are required in the theme for trival stuff like this, we live in the age of dynamic stuff and use WordPress afterall, not any file based static stuff!! :D

  6. Um, itsme, do you know about theory theory of time?

    Let me explain.

    When a user posts a message it gets a time stamp. Things move on, time moves on. Applications develop, things change. Regulus gets updated and (regulus only) currently allows a custom image in the header.

    Does this make sense?

    What I'm trying to say is that when Dr Mike posted about not allowing custom images for headers Regulus wasn't allowing it either.

    Mike's statement still holds true. We CAN'T edit the themes.

    To get the custom image option for every theme means editing every theme with the code to allow it. I am pretty certain that this isn't high on the priority list for the development team.

    Certainly I would prefer to see a stable, fast, backed up and well supported service over something as "trivial" as a custom image.

    Or am I living in a dream world?

  7. Um, itsme, do you know about theory theory of time?

    Let me explain.

    When a user posts a message it gets a time stamp. Things move on, time moves on. Applications develop, things change. Regulus gets updated and (regulus only) currently allows a custom image in the header.

    Does this make sense?

    What I'm trying to say is that when Dr Mike posted about not allowing custom images for headers Regulus wasn't allowing it either.

    yeah I guess it does make sense, I think I'm not a dunderhead afterall!! ;) Mike didn't give that reply centuries back, if you check the timestamp of his last message(as you so wisely reminded me about) saying what he did say, its of april 2006. now funnily enough, I've been seeing the option of custom header in Regulus since december 2005 as far as I can recall!! :roll:

    now, I'm not blaming Mike of anything, I just think that he might not be aware of this thing, so I thought that I'd point it out, nothing wrong or ill-mannered in that!!

    Mike's statement still holds true. We CAN'T edit the themes.

    yep, that's still true, but why do we need to edit the themes, or more specifically, why a user needs to edit the theme??

    ofcourse not every theme supports the custom headers like the Regulus does, but then that's not the point I was making. and I'm not pushing for having a custom header in the theme, if its there then its good, if its not there then I'm ok with it. all I meant to say was that when everyone was saying that its not possible or supported currently, I just threw some light on a path. those who want can take it!!

  8. Actually I was thinking it was a continuation of the original idea of the thread which I believe wasn't theme specific. :)

  9. Itsme - Indeed the Doc did post his message in April '06.

    But that (I believe - and stand to be very corrected here!) was posted BEFORE Regulus was updated on WP.com.

    Whether the original version (available for self hosted users) has been available since December isn't really relevant in this discussion as we are limited to what's offered by the wp.com team.

    For the record, I would love to be able to edit my theme. I HATE looking the same as everyone else! ;)

  10. Also my Regulus is still the old version. I haven't rolled out the upgrade yet.

    It's not a biggie guys. I've gotten stuff wrong in the past. It wouldn't be the first time. Heck, I was married, remember? :)

  11. @cornell:

    Itsme - Indeed the Doc did post his message in April '06.

    But that (I believe - and stand to be very corrected here!) was posted BEFORE Regulus was updated on WP.com.

    Whether the original version (available for self hosted users) has been available since December isn't really relevant in this discussion as we are limited to what's offered by the wp.com team.

    seriously now, why are you arguing on a case of which you know nothing? when I said that I've been seeing Regulus with custom header option, I meant that I saw it here at WP.com. Heck, till Jan this year, I was myself using that theme on my wp.com blog!! :)

    @drmike:

    Also my Regulus is still the old version. I haven't rolled out the upgrade yet.

    what do you mean mike? its old version on your self-hosted blog or at wp.com?

  12. Well, that's me told then.

    I'll just bugger off back into my little corner and let the people that know absolutely everything about absolutely everything get on with it!

  13. This is already a third time when someone who’d like to «just threw some light on a path» wrote:

    «I've been seeing Regulus with custom header option, I meant that I saw it here at WP.com. Heck, till Jan this year, I was myself using that theme on my wp.com blog!!»

    Well, that beats everything.

    ---8X---cut-here---

    Regulus - WordPress Theme version 2.1

    April 11, 2006

    It’s been a while since I updated Regulus but with the recent release of widgets I had to do something.

    The update:

    There are a whole slew of new things added to the latest version of Regulus. The biggies are support for the widgets plugin, and the ability to chose your own header image. The full list of changes is below.

    38. Matt
    April 17, 2006

    I just updated the theme on WordPress.com

    ---8X---cut-here---

    though one can't upload the header to wordpress.com, so they'll have to host it on their own server(if they've one) else use a free image hosting service or use a photo sharing service like Flickr.

    It is possible to upload the header to wordpress.com, there’s no need to host it on their own server or use a free image hosting service or a photo sharing service.

    So no changes are required in the theme for trival stuff like this, we live in the age of dynamic stuff and use WordPress afterall, not any file based static stuff!!

    There are required changes in the themeIt’s the same file based static stuff, pictures are stored statically.

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