January 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm #2903cuppy90Member
Hello, I need help with a header issue. I have created the child pages necessary to change the height of the header, however when I go into wordpress to add the taller image it still says my image should be 960 x 198 and forces me to crop it. When I view my site, I see the new space for the image, so the code is correct. How do I get around this and use the taller header image. Thanks so much.January 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm #22535
In addition to changing the css, you also need to alter a couple functions. Try inserting this into your child theme
You can change the values to whatever you like. In your case, change the
198to your new slider height.January 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm #22536
Thanks for the info and prompt response but I already did that. I changed the 198 to 250. My issue is when I am in wordpress and go to add the graphic. When I am here: http://navigatewithpurpose.com/wp-admin/themes.php?page=custom-header – it tell me: You can upload a custom header image to be shown at the top of your site instead of the default one. On the next screen you will be able to crop the image.
Images of exactly 960 Ã— 198 pixels will be used as-is.
If you view the website – http://www.navigatewithpurpose.com – you will see the space I need is under the graphic that is up there now. WordPress will not allow me to put in the image without cropping it. Hope that makes sense.January 20, 2012 at 9:09 pm #22537
Can you paste your child theme functions.php file here?
Remember to enclose the code with backticks,
like this.January 20, 2012 at 9:16 pm #22538
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Okay, we are going to do a workaround. I’m not really sure why this isn’t working for you.
This is the URL of your current header image:
So, let’s navigate to this folder using either FTP or your hosts control panel. What we need to do is overwrite the default image with our new one.
So, open up your FTP program or log on to your hosts cpanel.
Navigate to wp-content/uploads/2012/01/
Then, name your NEW image
Lastly, overwrite your old photo with your newer one.
This should bypass the graphene cropping option and display it as-is.January 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm #22540
Thank you so much Josh! I really appreciate your help. That worked perfectly. Now if I can figure out how to get rid of the top menu…………. perhaps I can pay you to help me with a few items?January 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm #22541
Of course. You may use my contact page so we don’t clutter up Syahir’s forum. I’ll go check out your top menu now.
You can use my contact form here:
(Marking thread as resolved)January 20, 2012 at 10:54 pm #22542
You’re not actually using the child theme… perhaps you forgot to activate it?January 20, 2012 at 10:56 pm #22543
How did you know that, Syahir?January 20, 2012 at 11:08 pm #22544
Oh, and how do you activate it? I thought I did, but perhaps I forgot something.January 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm #22545
You need to go to your themes section, and activate the child theme.
NOTE: You will need to reupload any custom header image and any custom background image one you activate the child theme.January 21, 2012 at 1:51 am #22546Quote:How did you know that, Syahir?
I have the Super Cow Power!
No, I look at the CSS files being loaded.January 21, 2012 at 6:49 am #22547
I have the Super Cow Power!
Thanks, I needed that 🙂
Okay, so you view source? I see where a child theme is called in the
<head>. How do you know if there is a functions.php file in the child theme? Or did you just know from looking at the css that the dimension changes didn’t take?January 21, 2012 at 8:27 am #22548
Nope, I use Web Developer Toolbar add-on for Firefox. It’s another one of those essential add-ons for web developers, aside from Firebug.
When I viewed it earlier, there was no stylesheet being loaded from the ‘graphene-child’ folder, or any other folder that may indicate a child theme. But it’s there now, so it should be activated already.
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