Rotating Header

  • haplesschild

    #3302

    Hi everyone! Newbie here!

    I just have a question regarding rotating header on page refresh. Where do I start and how do I save bandwidth by using my photobucket account (or other file host instead of wp)?

    thanks for any help!! ^_^

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #24279

    Appearance >> Header and check the radio button marked “Random: Show a different image on each page.”

    how do I save bandwidth by using my photobucket account (or other file host instead of wp)

    I don’t know that this is possible, since the header images you upload are saved to the MYSQL database, and the header is designed to pull them from the database.

    However, you can save bandwidth by using a caching plugin. To be honest, the default images supplied with Graphene aren’t that big, and so really wouldn’t be a bandwidth issue. As long as you keep your custom images to around 100 to 200 kb, you should be fine. (If your host restricts your bandwidth that much, you need a new host.)

    haplesschild

    #24280

    Hey Kenneth,

    I meant to ask how do I use the rotating function with my own set of images?

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #24281

    Okay, that’s a horse of a different color…

    Just upload your header images in the “Header” pane. Once you have more than one, a radio button marked “Random” will appear. Activate it, and then save. Mischief managed!

    I don’t use this, but you can see it in action on my test blog:

    http://test.kjodle.net/blog/

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #24282

    haplesschild

    #24283

    ^OMG. Is it really that simple? My friend was telling all sorts of rotating scripts I have to use in the CSS.

    Is there a limit to the number of pictures I can use? I have about 20 banners in hand right now.

    Anonymous

    #24284

    I think there is no limit, but keep things as little as possible.

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #24285

    ^OMG. Is it really that simple? My friend was telling all sorts of rotating scripts I have to use in the CSS.

    Yes, it really is that simple, at least with Graphene. There are scripts you can use (Google “rotator.php”) to rotate header images on other, more ordinary, sites. (I used to use one on my main site and will again when I have more time to devote to the bells and whistles.) So your friend is right–but he or she doesn’t know about Graphene.

    haplesschild

    #24286

    another newbie question, my post has multiple author. i set their comment to be highlighted as blue. but i can’t highlight mine (admin) comment on their post. how do i go to hack this so that admin comments are highlighted in every post?

    Anonymous

    #24287

    Give a link where admin is commented.

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