The Header Area
This image demonstrates all the elements that can be included in the Weaver Xtreme Header Area.
- Site Title and Site Tagline – These are set in the Dashboard : Settings : General menu. You should always set both the Site Title and Tagline, even if you don’t want them to be displayed. There are important for SEO. If you don’t want them displayed in your Header, use the Weaver Options to hide them. These items can also be moved from above the Header Image to appearing overlaying the Header Image.
- Header Image – This is set from the Dashboard : Appearance : Heading menu. Your header image should be wide enough to cover the full width of your theme with good pixel resolution. You don’t need to crop it when you add it as a header. If you have Weaver Xtreme Plus, you can alternatively set the Header Image to appear as a BG image, in which case it will underlie the whole Header area. You can specify three ways to display the BG image – including a responsive full width image, and even as a Parallax image which can produce a very attractive site.
- Search – Weaver Xtreme supports displaying a Search Image in several different colors, and it will auto-expand to show the entry area.
- Menus – The main menus are usually considered to be part of the Header. There can be two, normally at the top and bottom of the Header Area. You can also set an option to have a menu displayed as a fixed menu at the top of the browser window. There also is an optional Mini-Menu that can be displayed in the Header.
- Header Widget Area – The Header includes support for the Header Widget area. After you add widgets to it, you can display the Header WIdget Area in several different positions within the Header. As with all widget areas, you can specify the number of columns to support, and with Weaver Xtreme Plus, even control the widths of the widgets individually.
- HTML Content – Weaver Xtreme supports 3 different HTML insertion areas for the header – pre, post, and at the bottom.
- Site Logo – Weaver Xtreme supports flexible use of the WordPress Site Logo. See the Using the Site Logo article. You can also replace the Site Title with the Site Logo. This will not remove the Site Title from the SEO search fields, but make is easy to control and place the logo in the header area with the Title placement options.
- Replace Site Image with HTML (e.g., a slider shortcoode) – It is easy to replace the site image with a slideshow or other content. See this article: Replace Header Image with Slide Show.