I am not a graphic designer and I don’t have graphic design tools at my disposal so I needed a method of doing this which was idiot-proof! Fortunately I came across Owen Winkler’s fabulous Kubrickr – Kubrickr is a tool that lets you replace the image at the top of your WordPress 1.5 blog with a nice photo from Flickr.
Here is how it works:
- You browse to the Kubrickr site
- Type some words that relate to your blog into the search box and click Submit (at this point Kubrickr searches through the images on Flickr for tags which match your search term)
- Scroll through the search results until you find a suitable image, select it and click Submit
- On the next screen, drag a selection box inside the image to mark the area you want to use for your header image and click Crop
- When prompted, save the file to your local disk
- Using your ftp client application, log into your blog, locate the existing header image (/wp-content/themes/Default/images/kubrickheader.jpg) and rename it
- Now upload your new kubrickheader.jpg file and hey presto! new header image in place.
So easy, even I could do it!
The only quibble I have is that the grey borders on the image don’t quite match the grey of the blog’s background. Other than that, I love it.