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Default theme : how to change the header image size ?

  • gregsexymedia


    In the BuddyPress default theme the header image is 1250 x 125 pixels, how to set a 1250×175 pixels image ? I tried to upload a new image but the size is not accepted so I have to crop it with the header resizing tool.

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  • Tammie Lister


    Assuming you mean the custom header that you find under appearance > header then here is a blog post with a tutorial.

    Excuse just linking but it pretty much sums up easier than me saying to you what to do and hopefully will help as a reference.

    If it’s not custom header just let me know.



    Yeah, thanks a lot for your help Tammie ;-)

    Tammie Lister


    Cool glad it helped.



    Just remember that if you edit core bp files/templates, you will lose your changes (and will have to redo them) whenever you update Buddypress. If you really need a header image of a different size, it is preferable to disable custom header support in wp-config, upload your image, and hardcode the URL in a child-theme style.css.

    Hey Tammie. Thanks very much for that video. I followed your tutorial and it worked perfectly. The only issue I had was the preview in the admin panel was using the old sizes but I managed to solve that with some CSS tweaks. Just need to figure out my adminbar problem now :(


    There seems to be something wrong with the custom header process with the buddypress theme. I set up images with 1250 × 125 pixel dimensions, but they are then cropped and expanded, so part of the image is missing and the resolution is lowered. Most frustrating. Has anyone found this?

    I have seen it in the dashboard, but not when i preview the site.

    Aaberg, you’ve replied to a thread which is 5 months old and which you do not state your problem. Please make a new post with full details so we can try to help, thanks.

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