Minimum Theme Clickable Header Image – help!

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    OK – I’m in the process of switching to the Minimum child theme, and I’m stumped on the silly header image. Here’s what I’ve done so far:

    First off – nothing’s live yet. I’m using the Theme Test Drive plugin. Not sure if that’s the problem or not!

    Anyway … my header image is a 527 x 109 png file.

    So first (Studiopress helpdesk told me to do this), I edited functions.php to add this:

    /** Add support for custom header */
    add_theme_support( ‘genesis-custom-header’, array(
    ‘width’ => 527,
    ‘height’ => 109
    ) );

    Next, I went to Theme/Header, and uploaded my image. That didn’t really work (the default 1140×100 image size didn’t change), but I tricked it into working (by switching to another theme in Theme Test Drive that wasn’t so picky about size, then switching back to Minimum).

    So … that added my image! Now it’s centered, and isn’t clickable. I want the image on the left side, and want it clickable (with a link to the main page like most logos).

    Do I just change the stylesheet to say this under header –

    #header {
    background-position: top center!important; —- would I just change “center” to “left” ?? Doing that seems to move the image to the left.

    Suggestions appreciated!



    hi davidleeking – quick question off the bat, just to make sure I’m not misunderstanding. When you said that you “edited functions.php to add this” – did you actually add that additional code, so that there are now two instances of that code block (with two different heights and widths), or did you simply change the values from 1140 to 527 (width) and 100 to 109 (height)? If all you did was change the numbers, that should have allowed you to upload the 527×109 image under Theme->Header. But, let’s start there. And if you can post a link to the site that would be great, too. Thanks!

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    Hi! Thanks for responding. I changed the values. I can’t post the website – it’s not actually live. I’m using the Theme Test Drive plugin so I can design the site without actually going live (not sure if that’s part of the problem or not).


    Bill Murray

    @davidleeking – That’s probably not the best route to develop a site privately and seek help at the same time. Here’s a better route that applies if your site is on a publicly accessible web server:

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    I haven’t used that plugin, but it seems to be well-supported. I don’t know if there is some kind of conflict or not. Changing those values in functions.php should have changed the values you saw when you went to Theme->Header to upload your header image. Can you disable the plugin, switch themes to Minimum, and quick check and see if the height/width settings are the same or different?

    Eric @ Coolwater Creative – “Take a leap. Make a splash. Ripple the pond.”
    “Never sacrifice the permanent on the altar of the immediate.” – Give back and help out in the forums.



    PurplePatriot – good idea – thanks!

    Bill Murray – yep, you’re right. I’m working on my own, very live, site, so didn’t want to be too disruptive to my readers.

    But I’m thinking I might just need to do that – re-upload Genesis and Minimum, then switch with very minimal stuff on the site. Then start pfutzing with it (like with headers and things).

    Golly dang :-)



    Hi there…

    I know this post is a bit old, but I was having this same issue. Deactivating all of the plugins resolved the issue. I had a conflict with the Genesis Simple Headers plugin, which I didn’t even need. Problem resolved.

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