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Make custom header image an mailto: link

  1. Hi,

    I'm using the Oxygen theme on a wordpress hosted blog and would like to make the custom header image I've uploaded a mailto: link when a user clicks on it, is this possible to do?

    I've purchased the custom CSS as well so can amend that if needed.

    This is the blog I'm working on http://wavelengthmarketing.wordpress.com

    Thanks,
    Dan

  2. No, that is not possible at wordpress.com, and given how the web has evolved, people would not expect the link on a header image would be a mailto. They would expect it to be a link to the main page of the site.

    From the design of your header image, you would probably want to do some image mapping instead, but again this is difficult to do here at WordPress.com.

  3. @thesacredpath Thanks for your response, I agree making the whole header image a mailto link isn't best practice, however its a request from a client.

    When you say image mapping is difficult to do on wordpress.com is it still possible? If so can you provide any help on how I could do this?

    Thanks,
    Dan

  4. 1) Image mapping is easy when it comes to a regular image inserted in a post or a page.
    2) Making the whole header image a mailto: link is posible, but it would be unexpected, annoying, and deceptive.
    3) But the design of the particular header image shows that you want to turn one particular part of the header image into a mailto: link. That's also possible, and it doesn't require image mapping. If you don't know how to do it, I don't see why you have "clients".

  5. I agree making the whole header image a mailto link isn't best practice, however its a request from a client.

    Never mind "best practice" it's clearly a deceptive linking practice. See here > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/hyperlink-header-image?replies=4#post-833259

  6. "We love positive and productive discussions, so please keep comments on the topics at hand and not on other members of the community. "

    @justpi thanks for your "help".

  7. I don't give a shit what kinds of discussion WP loves. In case my reply wasn't clear enough, I help users, not people who want my free solutions so they can gain money with these solutions. (Or have I misunderstood what "client" means?)

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