Changing your logo/banner

Change your logo/banner

Depending on the settings for your theme, the logo may be just a small area for a small graphic, or it could be a large space suitable for a banner.

  1. Log in.

  2. Go to Appearance » Settings » Your theme name
    If you don't know which theme you are using, go to Appearance » List
    On this page you can see which theme is set as the "default" theme. Click "settings" for that theme.

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the area entiled "Logo image settings"
    If your theme is still using the default logo, you'll need to uncheck the item about utilizing the default logo so that you can see the options beneath it:
    logo image settings

  4. Here you have the option to either link to an image already hosted somewhere - whether it be on your server or elsewhere - or upload a new image.
    Either input the full URL for an image already online or select Browse to upload an image:
    logo image settings expanded

  5. Once you're done, be certain to click "Save configuration" at the bottom of the page.

  6. Refresh your browser to show the changes. You may need to clear your browser's cache.

Changing the Shortcut icon

The shortcut icon works just like the logo image. You'll find it on the same settings page as the logo settings.

The shortcut icon is that little graphic that shows on tabs in Firefox, IE, etc.

What is favicon

How do I create a logo or banner?

To create a banner for your web site, you are going to need access to a graphic design program, such as Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro, etc.

In that program, create an image to fit in the banner or logo space. 

Once you've created it and saved it as a jpg, png or gif.

Then you can follow the steps listed above to upload your logo/banner.

If you've never created graphics like this before, you may want to find a volunteer or designer who can do it for you.

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