Skidmore Blogs has many themes to choose from but if you’re looking to quickly customize the image often found at the top or header of a site, and you’d like for it to fill the top of the page… then we recommend the Twenty Ten theme. But first, how do I get to the Twenty Ten theme?  Two options to either brings you to Themes:

— At the top of the browser in the admin toolbar, click on Customize
Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 4.47.11 PM

— from the Dashboard > Appearance > Customize
Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 4.47.23 PM

The Customize screen looks like this. It currently uses the 2015 theme.

Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 4.47.38 PM

We are changing it to Twenty Ten so first click on Change. Now, key in Twenty Ten in in the Search area.

Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 4.47.54 PM

Then on Preview, Save & Activate. The theme is now set to Twenty Ten.

Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 4.48.12 PM

Now go Header Image > Add New Image

Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 8.15.04 PM

Navigate to the image you’d like to use; here we would like to add the Reflections image. Select the Add Media in the editor, then under Insert Media, Upload Media you can Add File to navigate to file or you can drag and drop it. I prefer the Select Files option.

Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 8.17.02 PM

If asked to Crop the image, you can drag the area to where it will trim the image to correspond to the appropriate size. While not necessary, it’s often better to do so to avoid having a large banner image unless this is desired.

Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 8.19.39 PM

Finally, click on Save/Activate and you’re all set!

Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 8.21.49 PM

Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 8.22.55 PM

How Do I? is Protected by Akismet | Powered by WordPress