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Connections and Header Images

Andy at WordPress blog Post — we spent a few hours working on the Connections theme. It got an overdue update and something even more exciting: custom header images. Custom header images! Yes!

But that’s not all! We have cobbled together an online photo cropping tool for your cropping pleasure. Now you don’t have to load up Photoshop or even know the exact dimensions of the header image. Just upload, crop, jump for joy.

Here’s how it works: under Presentation, select the Connections theme and go to the new Custom Header Image screen. Upload a photo with the simple form. On the next screen, use the mouse to mark out the area you want to use as your header image. (Don’t worry, the width/height ratio is fixed so the picture won’t be squeezed.) When you have it just the way you like it, hit Save. You can then change the header font color for contrast and coordination. Jumping for joy is optional.

We know there will be requests to add this functionality to all themes, so here’s a peek at the game plan: limit the fun to Connections users until we have seen plenty of success and squashed any bugs, then roll it into some of the other themes. Ready? Try it!

Update: If you’ve done an extra-cool header image, be sure to let us know in the comments.

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