Adding beautiful header images in WordPress blog is an excellent way to improve the look and feel of your website. The default image settings let you keep only one header image all the time. More images on the header will make your website more interesting. There are two ways to add random header images to your WordPress blog. In this article, we will show you both methods of how to add random header images to WordPress blog:
Most of the WordPress themes support the header image options. The custom header is different than the background image. It allows you to set a custom background image on your WordPress website.
1. Random header images using WordPress Theme Customizer
This method is easier for WordPress users. The first step is to go to the “Appearance” and click on “Customize” page. You will see the WordPress Theme Customizer page.
Click on the “Header” tab. The header option may be labeled as header image or header media.
You need to click on “Add new image” button to add random header images in WordPress blog.
Once you have uploaded a few images, all images will appear under recently uploaded images. Next step is to click on “Randomize uploaded header” button. This button will be visible under recently uploaded images. Now click on “Save & Publish” button to save your changes.
You can visit the website and see newly added random header images.
2. Add custom header images on select pages using the plugin
The plugin gives you more control on how to show different or random images for WordPress posts, pages, category or tag archives. There are various plugins available for header images such as WP display header, Custom Header Extended plugin, and Unique Headers plugin.
Choose the plugin as per your requirement. The first step is to install and activate the WP display header plugin.
After activation, edit a post or create a new post. In the post editor, you will see a new meta box labeled as “Header”.
You can select previously uploaded header image to your theme and use it as a header for this post. One other option is available. You can check the “Random” option to randomly display a background image from your uploaded header images.
To add more header images, go to the appearance and click on customize. Next step is to click on the “Header” tab. Click on “Add new image” to upload more header images.
Upload the images and exit the customizer. With this plugin, you can change header image for your category and tag archive pages. Go to the posts, click on categories page. You will see edit button below the category – click on that.
You will see the new header section where you can select a header image or show random header images.
After selecting the header images click on “Update” button to save changes. Random header images will bring variation to your WordPress website. We hope above-mentioned methods will help you to add random header images in WordPress blog.