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You can change the site header image from the default image to an image of your preference.

You can see examples of the default site header image and a custom site header image below.

Default site header image.

Twenty Seventeen Default Header Image

Custom site header image.

Twenty Seventeen Custom Header Image

Where and how to change the image:

In WordPress Admin > Appearance > Customise > Header Visuals > Current Header > Add New Image

The recommended size is 2000 x 1200 pixels, a ratio of 5 to 3.

I uploaded an image of size 1920 x 1080 pixels which is not a ratio 5 to 3, as I usually use the dimensions of HD video.

The customizer suggested cropping the image but I skipped that and the header seems to appear OK. You may have to test whether or not your image requires cropping.

Click ‘Save & Publish’ at the top to use the new header image.

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  • Marzena says:

    Hi Bharat. Currently, in a single post view, there is a cropped header image and below and a featured image assigned to a specified post. I want the header image to be replaced by each featured image in each post page. Do you think it is possible?

  • AJ says:

    How could I just hide the header on the subpages? It looks nice on the homepage, but crops badly on the subpages.

  • Mark says:

    Hi thanks for getting back to me… that didnt work for me tbh, but I did manage to resize it.

    To be clear. I want to use one banner (standard size) across the site, ie the one which is used on the internal pages ie the same one specified here:

    .has-header-image:not(.twentyseventeen-front-page):not(.home) .custom-header-media, .has-header-video:not(.twentyseventeen-front-page):not(.home) .custom-header-media

    I’d like to use that site wide is that doable and if so how?

  • Mark says:

    Hi Sal.

    This might sound a bit odd, I don’t want the large parallax style background image on the home page, instead I want to display a static banner image like those on the internal pages ie not the home page, is that doable and if so how?


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