Can I have different headers for the blog and pages?
I am building a site with a blog and 3 static pages. I want to have each static page show a different header picture from my library. Is this possible? If so, what themes support multiple headers?
Themes » Custom Header Image http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/custom-header-image/
Featured Header Images allow for even greater customization, giving you the option to display unique custom header images for specific posts and pages. http://en.support.wordpress.com/featured-images/#featured-header-images
OK. I now know that 2011 ain’t gonna give me a banner. So on to the next problem: Custom header images. Per your instruction, I went to #featured-header-images, where the instruction happily advertises that what I want to do … have a different picture on the header of each static page … can be done for certain themes. The instruction notes that, “This feature only works with themes that allow custom header images and have featured header images enabled.” Twenty Eleven appears to be such a theme. There is no indication of how to “enable” this function, and I have been all over the instructions looking for such a direction. Help!
further to the problem: I go onto a static page, go to the lower right, pick a ‘featured image’, which appears correctly … but the header continues to be my home page (blog) header.
OK. I now know that 2011 ain’t gonna give me a banner.
That’s not correct. It has header images.
Twenty Eleven has a special Showcase template which takes advantage of Featured Images when used on sticky posts:
An image with a minimum height of 300 pixels and a maximum width of 500 pixels will display next to the post.
An image that is at least 1000 x 288 pixels will be displayed instead of the post with a title over the image.
“I can’t find the Page Attributes module”
To create a showcase template, you need to go to Pages > Add New. That’s the dashboard screen that should be displaying the Page Attributes module. If it isn’t, you click Screen Options http://en.support.wordpress.com/screen-options/ while on that screen (the page editor screen): and include all the Pages and Posts modules. http://en.support.wordpress.com/modules/#list-of-modules each dashboard screen has different screen options.
OK. I figured out the missing banner problem … I needed a ‘custom menu’ to get my static pages to appear on the Home page. That works, except that, even following the instructions to go to pages>pagename>right column and entering a number, the menu is in the wrong sequence on the front page. Also, the menu includes only the three static pages in back of the ‘home’ page, which is the blog, not the Home page itself, so if someone goes to one of the static pages, s/he is stuck. (1) How do I get the main page to show in the menu, and (2) how do I get the correct sequence of pages on the banner/menu. (3) is the main page 1 in the sequence or zero?
There are many common errors, misunderstanding and misconceptions when creating custom menus and you can read about them here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/
OK. I figured out the missing banner problem … I needed a ‘custom menu’ to get my static pages to appear on the Home page.
That’s no correct. Al, static pages automatically appear in the menu bar after publication. One does not need to create a custom menu if all they intend to have in it is tabs to static pages. If that’s the case then don’t create a custom menu and use the page order number to order your pages. http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/#create-sub-pages-page-order If you want to include other items then you create a custom menu. http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
Troubleshooting – My menu isn’t appearing
Go to the custom menu page in the dashboard Appearance > Menus and in the “theme location” module at upper left select your custom menu from the pulldown and then click “save”.
Troubleshooting – My pages are in the wrong order
Check the sub-pages themselves to see if you have established a Parent page and child page “hierarchical structure” in the page attributes module. Remove if required. Also remove any “order” numbers you have assigned that may conflict with the order you are creating by dropping and dragging. Or simply change them so they are the same order as you establish in the menu. Establish consistency – problem solved.
I apologize for the typos. I’m suffering from eye strain>
edit: That’s no correct. Al,
was meant to be: That’s nor correct. All
I did it again nor was meant to be “not” :(
The thing I missed is that, unlike other software like Dreamweaver, pages must be ‘published’ to be visible. I was hoping not to expose my experimentation to the world until it was right, thus saved pages and the blog as drafts. I will take away the custom menu. How does one get from a static page back to the main (blog) page, or will that be solved by deleting the custom menu?
To remove the static page designation go here > Settings > Reading and select:
Front page displays
__ Your latest posts
The thing I missed is that, unlike other software like Dreamweaver, pages must be ‘published’ to be visible. I was hoping not to expose my experimentation to the world until it was right, thus saved pages and the blog as drafts. I will take away the custom menu. How does one get from a static page back to the main (blog) page, or will that be solved by deleting the custom menu? Also, I haven’t been sable to figure out how to delete the custom menu.
Thanks for your help.
sable = able. I have slippery fingers
Also, I haven’t been sable to figure out how to delete the custom menu.
Appearance > Menus
Scratch the last request for help.
I think I’m OK now. Found the ‘delete’ for the custom menu and magically the problems disappeared. I probably just need some time in the saddle with this software ….
Thanks for your help, Timethief. Handle should be ‘Timegiver’!
I have followed the process to customize the heading in the ‘music’ static page using the ‘featured image’ protocol on the ‘Page’ editor. Following the same process on my ‘writing’ static page (http://johnbairdrogers.com/writing/) I get a ‘featured image’ showing the (placeholder) picture I want, but the page itself still shows the header from the front page/blog. I don’t think I’ve done anything different between the two. Suggestions?
No help on this??
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