Custom header with Mystique theme

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  • #822896

    aborgia
    Member

    I’m trying to upload a custom header to my blog, which uses the “Mystique” theme. The images I’m uploading are the exact size required, 940 x 200 pixels. I’ve tried uploaded both .png and .gif files, but they’re not coming up as transparent. Instead, it changes the background of the entire blog to black. I really like the stock background that comes with the theme, and I was hoping I could use a custom header that has some transparency. Please advise.

    The blog I need help with is smypp.wordpress.com.

    #823069

    timethief
    Member

    If you use a .gif image of exactly the correct dimensions this ought to work. The blackness normally happens only if we don’t have the exact images size and you are citing the correct custom header size for Mystique. I’m sorry but it seems you will have to contact Staff and report this to them.

    #823070

    aborgia
    Member

    Hmm, yeah, that’s what I was afraid of. I’ll be sure to contact the staff. Thank you!

    #823073

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry I couldn’t help you. You’re welcome.

    #823078

    justpi
    Member

    Transparent PNGs work. Link to the blog in question please: the one linked to your username isn’t using Mystique.

    #823080

    aborgia
    Member

    Sorry, I thought I did. It’s this one: http://smypp.wordpress.com/

    #823100

    justpi
    Member

    The image you have uploaded is transparent alright (but a png instead of a gif would give you better quality). I checked things in my tests blog, and the issue has nothing to do with the transparency: when you add a header image –any image– you lose this one:
    https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/mystique/images/header.jpg

    This thread will be moved to the Themes forum where the WP theme team will see it and hopefully fix the issue.

    #823105

    aborgia
    Member

    Thank you!

    #823119

    aborgia
    Member

    So I think I figured out a quick fix for now. After adding the custom header, I have to re-add the theme background (ie, the jpeg link you posted) as a “custom background.” It’s a roundabout way of doing things, but this works for now.

    #823120

    justpi
    Member

    Good idea!

    #823156

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    moved to Themes Forum

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