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woo hoo! custom header at last!

I’m a geek – I know! But I was only giving myself one more chance to figure out how to swap in a picture of our own into the header. I figured it out! Hopefully it looks ok. The picture above is from one of our favorite spots – a tide pool at Alala Pt near Lanikai. Sam loves to play in the water there and we often find little creatures in the warm tide pools – fish, tadpoles, crabs, etc. I carry a little jar to collect beach glass in and then mail them out periodically to special people who deserve a bit of aloha 🙂 Please comment on the header if you have a second…I’m curious to know if it’s a tolerable solution. I don’t know how to scale the size of the picture to fit your resolution. It may look horrible on an 800×600 screen.

If anyone is trying to do this and is using the WordPress default theme by Kubrick, here’s how I did it:

1. header image should be 740×192 pixels and name it kubrickheader.jpg then upload to wp-content/themes/default/images/. Be sure to rename the original file first in case it doesn’t work out so well 🙂

2. Turn off the text in the header area so just your custom text will show up. Do this in the WP presentation editor.

3. Make your entire header clickable to return to your home page by editing your header.php file (wp-content/themes/default). Toward the bottom of the code, delete: <div id=”header”> and replace it with the following <div id=”header” onclick=”location.href=’http://siteaddress/’;” style=”cursor: pointer;”>