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Trouble uploading image to Default Header

  1. Just getting to know WordPress so there is probably an obvious answer, but each time I click upload after choosing a photo for the header, the photo then appears with cropping dotted lines that only cover about a third of the photo...and no matter what I do, I can't expand the lines, only narrow them...and even if I accept the photo as is, I get a page saying the uploading is complete and I should see it on my blog, but when I click on my site the header is black! What am I doing wrong? (By the way, this is for wordpress.com, not a wordpress installation...) Thanks!

  2. Have you pre-sized the images to fit the header area prior to uploading?
    I do this with my headers and have no problems at all. Here are the sizes http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/08/which-themes-can-i-add-a-header-image-to/

  3. What browser are you using?

    How large in kb size is the file? In pixels as well please.

  4. Thanks for the feedback...timethief, I'll try to pre-size the image, though I'm a little skeptical only because the result I've been getting has been completely black even though the cropping outline does capture at least a third of the image...DrMike, I'm using Explorer (should I try Firefox?) and the size of the file is 55KB, 640X480 pixels...

  5. If you have the option, sometimes people have better results by switching browsers. Try that. And pre-sizing makes a huge difference.

  6. Especically considering that you've got one side smaller and one side larger than the measurements that theme wants.

  7. Thanks for the tips--them's the answers! :-) ...Firefox was the browser answer, and pre-sizing does make all the difference...next question (you guys are super helpful, this is a fabulous feature of WP): is it possible to remove the words "just another WordPress.com weblog" from the blog title??

  8. Yes, that's the tagline. You can edit that as well to anything you like, including a blank. Set that on your Dashboard: Options.

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