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Add a header image

First, you need to create your header using the image editing software of your choice, and save it to your computer.

Creating your header image

If you don’t have any image editing software, try Sumo Paint – a free online option. To find lots of nice images to use as backgrounds for your header, try – but remember to do an “Advanced Search” and select the option “Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content”. That way you won’t end up getting hit with copyright claims.

For a perfect fit, the image should be 1000 pixels wide and 150 pixels high. But don’t worry if you haven’t got one the right size – you can crop it later.

Now you’re ready to change your header.

Go in to your blog’s dashboard ( and click on “Appearance”, towards the bottom of the left-hand sidebar. You should see an option “Custom Image Header” – click on it:

Custom Image Header

Now you can upload your header – click on the “Browse” button to locate it on your computer, then click “Upload”:

Upload your header

If your header image is too big, now you’ll be given the option of cropping it to fit:

Cropping the header

Your header is now in place – but before we’re done, one more step. You’ll probably want to remove the automatic blog title that will be sitting on top of your nice new header. This is very simple:

Remove automatic title

Then just click on “Save Changes”, and you’re done!

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