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How To Easily Edit Your WordPress Header

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A website’s header is often the first part of a website that visitors see. It serves as an introduction to your brand and provides a great opportunity to make a stellar first impression. Knowing how to edit your WordPress header is important for creating an attractive and professional website, so let’s take a look at how you can easily do it.

Editing Your Header in the WordPress Dashboard

The simplest way to edit your WordPress header is through the dashboard. To access this, you will need to log into your dashboard and select “Appearance” from the left-hand menu bar. Then click on “Header” in the Appearance menu. This will open up a page where you can upload an image or logo of your choice which will appear as your header on each page of your website. You can also adjust the size of the logo or image and decide what text should be displayed in the header (if any). This method is ideal for those who want to keep things simple, but if you want more flexibility with customizing your website, there are other options available.

Using Plugins to Edit Your Website Header

If you want more control over how your header looks, then using plugins is another option worth considering. There are several free plugins specifically designed for editing headers in WordPress such as Header Footer Code Manager and Insert Headers and Footers; both of which are great choices for those who want more control over their headers without having to dive into code. With these plugins, you can add custom HTML codes or scripts directly into your header which gives you advanced customization options such as adding background images, making changes to font size/color etc… The downside with using plugins is that they can slow down your website so it’s best only to use them if absolutely necessary.

Editing Your Website HTML Code Directly

If you know HTML code then editing directly within the code editor might be another option worth considering. You can access this by logging into your site via FTP (File Transfer Protocol) or via cPanel (depending on how your hosting provider sets things up) and navigating inside the public_html folder until you find the file named “header” file (type: .php). Here you can make changes directly within the code and save them once done; but it’s important that you back up all files before making changes just in case something goes wrong! Once done, save all changes and check out your new header design!


Making sure that your website has an eye-catching and professional looking header isn’t difficult when using WordPress; there are several different ways that you can easily customize it depending on what level of control over design elements that you require – from simply uploading an image from within WordPress dashboard to customizing via plugin or even directly coding inside HTML file – all options are available! What’s important is finding what works best for you and taking steps needed towards creating beautiful looking headers!

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