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Changing The Category Header On Your WordPress Blog

Do you remember the post I did on Changing The Headers On Your WordPress Pages? I was thinking the other day about how cool it would be to have different category headers for my blogs. Well, now that I’ve updated to FlexSqueeze2 I’m able to change the headers on my categories as well! How cool is that?  :drunk_tb:

Why Change Your Category Header?

Why changer your category headers? I’m so glad you asked.  :tongue_laugh_ee:  To me the most important reason for changing the image of your category headers is it shows your readers right from the start what each category is all about. They don’t say a picture is worth a thousand words for nothing you know.

Category header Victoria-Sports-Jokes-mobile

Then there is also the added SEO benefit. You get this by giving your header the appropriate SEO related (by using your keywords) name. Another reason I like is it makes my blog stand out from the rest by being different.

Apparently there is a plugin that does this but my blogs are already plugin top-heavy.

Anyway I’ve produced a video that shows just how easy it is to have different category headers. Just follow the easy steps listed below.

Steps To Having Different Category Headers

  1. First you have to design your header. I used The Logo Creator to make mine. It’s best to keep to the same dimensions as your original header.
  2. Next you upload it to you images directory.
  3. Then you go to the category section of your WordPress blog, (found in posts / categories) and click the edit button of the category that you want to have a new category header. When there look in the url for the ‘ID’ number and copy it down.
  4. Next go to your FlexSqueeze options and click on Custom CSS Settings. Once there you paste the following code.

    .category-29 #header {background-image: url(;}

    Note the ID in red and the url to your image in blue!

  5.  Next we paste the following code to remove the blogs title and tag line.

    .category-29 #titlelogo {display:none}

Once again note the category id in red.

I’ve also changed the category header on my Hot Sports Babes category. In time I hope to change all the category headers.

How To Change The Category Headers Of A WordPress Blog

That’s pretty well it. Once that is done you simply clear any cache plugin and you’re good to go.

Stay tuned for some of the other unique features being enjoyed by all FlexSqueeze2 owners.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Twitter:
    Since I already commented on the video I don’t have much more to say here in the comment except that you did a great job with the video and with this post in explaining how it all works with your particular theme. It’s intriguing because I’d assume even if people weren’t sure what might have changed the change might catch the eye. Sometimes that’s all it takes. :-)
    Mitch Mitchell recently posted…1,600 Blog Posts; What A Year!My Profile

    1. Twitter:
      Hey Mitch, you actually didn’t comment on the video itself but you did say nice things on Twitter, except for the part where I sound funny. Because of my accent and all :tongue_laugh_ee:

      I think I’m actually getting better with each video I produce. It just goes to show that practice does lead to perfection :smoke_tb:

      Having a unique header has always been important to me. Having the ability to have different ones on individual pages and categories is something I never ever even imagined.

      Even though FlexSqueeze2 came at an added cost I was more than happy to pay for it. It has so many new additions including the fact that its mobile friendly. I think I may say something about that in a future post.
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  2. Twitter:
    Hello Peter!
    Thank you for the tips, FlexSqueeze2 seems like a fine tool. But I do have a question, besides adding the keywords to your new header to promote SEO growth, is there another reason to change the headers on your blogs or is it more a change for personal reasons?

    Nice video nonetheless, and thank you!

    1. Twitter:
      Hey Moises, that’s a good question, one that I think I covered in the post. But let me see if I can put it another way. They say that when someone lands on any given page you only have seconds to get and keep their attention. What better way than to have an different eye catching header? One that reflects the actual subject matter of any given category?
      Peter Pelliccia recently posted…Giantlottos Making Money For BloggersMy Profile

  3. A Unique header has always been important to me. We have ability to have different ones on individual pages and categories is something I never ever even imagined too. This is probably the most important and innovative idea for a blogger or an SEO Expert.

    Thanks for sharing !!

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