How To Change The Header On Your Pages

I did a post a little while ago about Changing The Header On Your WordPress Blog and I mentioned several reasons why we would like to do that including individuality. By that I mean we want our blogs to stand out from the rest and the only way to really do that is by using an individual header rather than the ones that come with our current theme. I then wrote a post telling my readers how to design their own header.

The problem with headers is that your visitors see the same image no matter what page they are on. I’ve often wondered if there was a way to display different headers depending on what page a person was currently viewing?

Individual Page Headers Are Great

So, what’s so great about having individual page headers? Well, for one thing it makes the page stand out from the rest of the blog and that can be really important, especially if that page is trying to get their attention. Like my Advertise Page for example. I’ve also changed the header on my Contact page. So, apart from individualise your blog it also accentuates whatever your page is trying to sell your reader, from a product to mere content. We all know how an image captures a persons attention so why not use that knowledge to your advantage.

Luckily for me FlexSqueeze not only makes this possible it’s also very easy to do and as is my want lately I’ve put a video together for you to show you just how easy it is to change the header on individual pages.

In case you’re wondering, yes I did design both those headers and yes, I used the method outlined in the post about designing headers. You see, I actually do use the methods outlined in my posts :wink_ee:

 

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  1. Great post and video! It can be really useful to change the header of a page from a conversion and usability point of view. You can make sure that you de clutter and guide your visitors to the action that you want them to take. I will be checking FlexSqueeze soon!

    1. Also from a SEO point of view if you use the right keywords for the image. Maybe not all that much but in SEO every little bit helps.

  2. Keyword research is important when creating page headers and it is believed to be a ranking factor according to Bing. The header also helps make a webpage more visually appealing(in my opinion).
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    1. That being the case having keyword rich headers on individual pages would be a lot better than having one header for the whole blog.

  3. Peter
    You are getting pretty good at these videos – nice one.
    I know that you are a big fan of the FlexSqueeze theme, and I can see that it has some fabulous features.

    I’m using a Genesis child theme on my new site and I’ve just signed up to their affiliate programme.

    Makes it easy to promote something that you use yourself and are impressed with.
    Just like you with FlexSqueeze.

    Cheers Peter
    Keith Davis recently posted…Genesis Pro Plus Package… Fabulous Value!My Profile

    1. Thanks Keith, that means a lot coming from you. Maybe some of your post from your public speaking blog is finally starting to sink in :lol_ee:

      You are right though and I’ve said it many times, promoting something you’re passionate about is infectious and usually does lead to sales.


  4. Twitter:
    Hey Peter,

    I didn’t know it was even possible to change individual page’s headers. I have been hearing about FlexSqueeze theme for a long time, maybe I should give it a try, especially since I am clueless when it comes to coding. Thnaks.
    Satrap recently posted…How to Make Money FastMy Profile

    1. Apparently it can be done with a lot of coding but like many people I don’t have the knowledge or will to learn how to do it which is why I bought this theme in the first place.

  5. I never thought to display different header.

    It’s a great idea,but you need a special WP theme to do that

    ps: I like your advertising page!

    1. Yeah, I kinda like the way it turned out as well :smoke_tb:

  6. Hi Sir, It’s a great idea to use different header for different category of the blog. People will be happy to see images and graphics contents based on the category of the content. But sometimes it may increases the loading time of the pages.
    Pratsih recently posted…Don 2My Profile

    1. No longer than the original header it’s replacing unless you use a larger image.


  7. Twitter:
    That’s pretty cool Sire but, for me anyway, I prefer a more consistent branding/image using a logo along with more white space than image. Like anything else though, testing can help determine the best path and I haven’t given much thought on testing headers. or logos for that matter.

    BTW, I’m blown away by the number of comments on your blog- wow!

    1. Thanks Brian. Of course you know the beauty of designing your own headers is you can make it look any way you want with as much white space as you want :wink_ee:

      As for the comments, don’t forget at least half are mine. :lol_ee:

  8. That was interesting I didn’t know it was even possible to change individual page’s headers. different category of the blog. people happy with graphical images and advertising great is a category. Thanks

    1. Yep, you could probably change the headers on most blogs but only if you know how to code in the changes. It’s a hell of a lot easier with FlexSqueeze.

  9. I was going to purchase profit themes for my first website but I have dropped that idea now. I think FlexSqueeze themes fulfills all my requirements. Is it beneficial to have advertisements on your blog from the very first day of its publishing? Or I should have advertisements after I get a fair amount of traffic? I am very new to blogging and I am just confused about seo and advertisements related things.

    1. It’s probably better not to have too many advertisements when you first start Lauren. When I first started I only had Adsense and promoted an affiliate or two. Best to concentrate on your content and building traffic. Once you have built a name for yourself, with a bit of luck it won’t be long before people ask to advertise on your site.

  10. great post, Keyword research is a must for creating page headers, Bing says its a high ranking factor. hope you had a great christmas

    1. Hi Julie, giving your page the right keywords would be an important factor, both in the heading of the page and the name of the image. Merry Christmas to you too.

  11. Great post and video!I didn’t had any idea that it was even possible to change individual page’s headers. Definitely FlexSqueeze theme will be a choice for my next blog.

    1. Hey Rojish, I’ve been wanting todo this for a long time and I’m so happy that I was able to find out how to do it.

  12. When I first started web developing I way underestimated the usefulness of the header as it relates to SEO and ranking well in the search engines. This is a good read… don’t forget the title tags importance as well.

    1. Thanks Akon, I made sure I kept that in mind when putting the headers in their places.

  13. Have been using free wp eximius theme – I can change some stuff including deleting page listings on header – I like your post, good info…

    1. Thanks, and you can do so much more than change the individual page headers.

  14. Hi!

    I’ve only just found this site, and have to say how approachable it is that you use videos rather than images, and in some cases just text, to explain how to do these changes. I also had no idea of the SE implications that changing the header like this had. Look forward to you next posts.

    1. Hey Chas, believe it or not I never thought about the SEO implications myself until I found I was able to change those headers.

  15. I’ll have a look at this because I recently spent ages on Photoshop editing a header and it got very tedious, to the point where I don’t ever want to do it again but I know I will have to.

    1. Yeah, designing a header can be a pain which is why I make my headers from photos I’ve taken. Can’t get more unique than that.

  16. Thats so cool. I had no idea you could have a different header for each individual page. I’ll probably change my About page and Advertising page. I think your advertising header looks great.

    1. Neither did I until just recently Khleo, which is why I had to share it with everyone.

  17. Sire, great and in tuned advice. Unique and custom headers per page very dramatical for when people land on different pages. I do have something like this installed on my company website and it dramatically decreases the bounce rate.

    p.s

    you really went in on the design on your blog :)

    1. Hey Robert, great to know that my theory actually has some value.

      As to the design of the blog, I try to do something different for most of the different holiday seasons.


  18. Twitter:
    I use free premium theme from Wpmudev. You can set your own different header which keeps on changing with every refresh. This is great actually if some is worried about to play with headers.

    I like your header image though :)
    Worli recently posted…Niche MarketingMy Profile

    1. Hey Worli, that’s pretty cool but a theme should allow you to do so much more than rotate your headers which is why I love and promote FlexSqueeze.

  19. I think the same header file can be made dynamic by introducing just a little php and mysql. Store the image paths, content and navigation in your database and in the header file set variables for dynamic content and retrieve them on the individual pages on which you want to display them. Very little technical

    1. Maybe for you Umair but that went completely over my head :dunce_tb: as I’m sure it did for many others. This is exactly why so many people have purchased the FlexSqeeze theme from me.

  20. It was one of the first things I did and I am lucky enough to know Photoshop well enough to create one and I refined it later. Creating or editing your own graphics, logo or header can seem daunting to some people but it’s one of those things if you play with it long enough you can figure it out and it is well worth doing.

    1. You’re so right Matt, you just have to persevere long enough to come up with something that is acceptable. Of course knowing photoshop does make it a lot easier :wink:

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