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Customizing wordpress.com Default Theme Headers

Custom Kubrick or Default Theme Headers are now live for wordpress.com users. Donncha has turned this function on in the Presentation Panel, and you can see it only if you are using the Default/Kubrick Theme. As mentioned, the Kubrick Header Switcher was developed by Andy Skelton for WordPress 1.6, the alpha-stage next version of WordPress.

Custom Kubrick Header Switcher

I look forward to more of this kind of customization in the future as the program develops. Right now a lot of people are complaining because wordpress.com is so limited due to its lack of customization. That’s because most of these people have already had a taste and the experience of customizing their sites with the full WordPress version. And everyone seems to forget that wordpress.com, WordPressMU, and WordPress 1.6 is in the alpha testing phase. It hasn’t even reached beta testing. We wordpress.com users are living in a glorious Cracker Jack box. Every day we open it to find a new surprise!

5 Comments

  1. Posted March 30, 2008 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    I think best way its change image file kubrickheader.jpg in wp-content\themes\default\images\ folder. You can download ready to use headers.

  2. rcpkrc
    Posted March 8, 2009 at 3:04 am | Permalink

    how can l narrow the header of default temp?

    • Posted March 8, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

      Use the Firefox Web Developer tools extension and edit the stylesheet to change the width – BUT that particular Theme is painful to modify so I recommend you change to another Theme that more closely meets your needs. There are thousands to choose from.

  3. Posted July 30, 2009 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    I saved my custom header to kubrickheader.jpg and copied it to the wp-content\themes\default\images\ folder. Now I can see parts of my custom header and the blue kubrick header in the foreground. Help!!

    • Posted August 4, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

      My first recommendation is to change Themes. Lose Kubrick/Default. There are THOUSANDS of Themes to choose from. Why stick with one that has so much trouble?

      There are articles on the WordPress Codex, the online manual for WordPress Users, that will help you through the process of dealing with the kubrick header, and plenty of tips in the WordPress Support Forums.


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