Add That Personal Touch to Your Blog with a Custom Header

Headers PanelOne of the best free customization tools on WordPress.com is the ability to upload a custom header image. Using a custom header is a great way to showcase your style and personality on your blog.

When readers visit your blog, its header is what pops out first and introduces visitors to your site and your content. That header image plays a huge part in your blog’s first impression, and now you can live preview custom header images as soon as you upload them.

Experiment by uploading header images in the Appearance → Customize → Header area. The new preview feature helps you to choose the header that best matches your site’s style and design.

To learn more, see the support page on uploading a custom header image.

Color matching for headers

If you’ve purchased the Custom Design upgrade, you can generate a color palette to match your header image with the new Match Header Image button in the Colors panel under Appearance → Customize → Colors. Keep clicking the button to see different color arrangements.

Here are a few examples showing how unique headers and color matches can vary the look of a single page:

Have fun experimenting with colors and custom headers on your blog!


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  1. olivier rebiere

    That’is right. I also like the possibility to randomize the headers :-)

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  2. Ms. Roberts

    I love customizing my own header! Thanks for this!

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  3. Greg Urbano

    Nice advice!

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  4. James Langston

    Great advice! I’m about to do that myself

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  5. Jean

    I certainly love themes with custom header option. I’ve stuck to my same custom header for awhile and simply not making the effort to rotate or use a different header. It’s partially because it’s taken from Nature and timeless –to me. :)

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  6. Niejan

    I’ve already added a banner, but I still think that content’s way more important. Anyhow, thanks for the advice.

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  7. arteis

    You can seasonalise your banner too. I’ve done a special Christmas version of my personal banner in the Pilcrow theme, which makes it look like my usual page is festooned with blinking Xmas lights.

    http://arteis.wordpress.com/

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  8. Andrea

    Thanks for the tips! I’ve been working on my header and it’s looking better than when I first started, but I’m hoping to improve it even more!

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  9. dishagupta121

    Thanks for the tips. Its really helpful.

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  10. J

    Definitely a good idea :)

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  11. SheritaJ

    True, love it! Just made mine a view days ago.

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  12. baotram1993

    Thanks, I think it is great.

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  13. Dougie Brimson

    This is excellent. Just what I’ve been looking for!

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  14. indexwp1

    This is really an amazing feature, specially for new WP users

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  15. Kaushal Mathpal

    Thanks for the article…it proved to be very beneficial

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  16. prioikhlas

    Nice! Tahnks for this tips.

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  17. Cleat Reviewers

    I have my own custom header, I think it’s great! Good advice.

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  18. Deborah Leddon

    Yes – I figured this put some time back and it was great – gave my blog a new spark! Thanks for sending this out!

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  19. edremsrola

    Custom headers and backgrounds really do personalize your blog and make popular themes appear unique! I have recently changed my background, but I’ve been using the same header for a while now.

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  20. Metro Square

    Nice tip, A picture is worth a thousand words.

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  21. Nehemiah

    Already customize my own header image. =)

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  22. rileyvollmer

    need so much help in this department! Great post!

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