How to change the header image in Basic Simplicity 1.4.1

Posted January 29th, 2010 by Michael Janzen and filed in How To

The most common question I got from users of the previous version of Basic Simplicity was “How do I change the header image?” There were clearly some usability issues with how I implemented that feature on the Edit Basic Simplicity page.

In this version it’s much easier and more flexible. You simply paste in the full file URL of the image into the Edit Basic Simplicity page. You can upload the image using your wordpress blog or FTP software.

Step 1 0f 3: Upload the image. Go to Media > Add New

Step 2 of 3: Once the image is online you’ll see the full file URL in the WordPress user interface.

Step 3 of 3: Copy and paste this URL into the Edit Basic Simplicity page and save your changes.


6 Responses to “How to change the header image in Basic Simplicity 1.4.1”

  1. [...] it will still help show you how to add the header image. You can read more about adding your own custom header image [...]

  2. Greg says:


    I’ve just started working with this theme and I’m liking it. I’d like to have a larger (height wise) header area. Where can I go to enlarge the header area 200 pix deep?

  3. Greg says:

    Thanks, that worked great.

    Is there a way to convert to drop down menus on the navbar? I didn’t find anything when I searched your blog.


  4. Andrew says:

    Hey Michael,

    This is probably and easy question, but I would like to make the header image clickable to go back to home. Is there a quick fix to do that?

    • Michael Janzen says:

      Let me noodle over this today. There is an easy way to do it with CSS (I think) but I’ve not given it a try. It’s such a great suggestion that I’ll add it to the next version.

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