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New Course: Add Custom Header Images

Well-executed typography can make a theme beautiful, but images really make the design pop!

Header images are a great way to add style to a theme and set the tone on a site. As a common request from theme users, header images are an essential part of your theme development toolkit.

In this course, you’ll learn how to give users the option to upload custom header images to display on their sites.

Take the custom header image course

What you’ll make

You’ll use WordPress’ built-in header image functionality to add a new Customizer section where users can select and crop any image to display in the header.

Header images can be output anywhere and we’ll output ours at the very top of the site before the site title.

Header Image Final

What you’ll learn

In adding this functionality to your theme, you’ll learn how to:

  • Add the “Header Image” section to the Customizer
  • Customize the size recommended to users for header images
  • Output the header image
  • Add support for header videos
  • Set a default header image

This course is pretty short and simple, so you’ll race through it and pick up a great new feature to include in all your themes.

If you’re ready to get started, click here to start the course.

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