New WordPress site owners may get confused with how to edit header in WordPress. It needs only a few simple steps to change a header in WordPress.
Your WordPress site’s header is the top element in your site. The header usually has a logo and the main navigation bar. You can customize it by including other elements like videos, images, a search bar, etc. The header stays the same regardless of the page a visitor selects on a site.
Editing The Theme’s header.php Files in WordPress
Firstly, you need to log in and go to the admin section of your WordPress site. You have to look at the navigation bar on the left, select ‘Appearance’, and then select ‘Theme Editor.’
Now, WordPress will display the present theme’s style.css file. You can edit this file. There’s also the theme’s file on the right region of the screen.
You have to scroll down, and you will find the header.php or ’Theme Header.’ You have to open this file in the editor. Now, you have to add respective customized code to this file between the tags <head> and </head>. Now, you have to save the edits by selecting ‘Update File.’
Editing Headers by Plugins
You can also edit headers easily by using plugins. ‘Insert Headers and Footers’ is a free plugin. Firstly, you have to log in to the backend of WordPress. Then you have to go to ‘Plugins’ and then to ‘Add New.’ Here, new WordPress plugins are available for installation; you need to search the repository or upload the plugin files. You need to type ‘Insert Headers and Footers’ in the search bar. Then you have to choose the correct option for installation, and after that, you have to activate it.
Now you can configure the plugin. In the ‘Setting section, there will be the ‘Insert Headers and Footers Settings’ option. There, you will be able to edit the header, body, and footer. If you provide a code in the header section, you will see it before the </head> tag. In the ‘Scripts’ section under the ‘Header’ section, you have to add the code under the head tag.
After these steps, you have to select ‘Save’ to save the changes.
Editing the header in a WordPress site can be necessary anytime. We hope these instructions will help you while editing the header on your site.
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