Header background disappeared

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  1. Nicola-uj

    I logged into my site today and my header background has disappeared.

    I have a custom header background, a gradient that goes behind the logo. I have it entered in the General Settings Custom CSS as follows:

    #header{position:relative;height:170px;background:url(http://granitereworks.com/gwwordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/header.png) repeat-x; center-top;}

    I have gone into the style.css and entered as follows:
    #header{position:relative;height:170px;background:url(http://granitereworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/header.png) repeat-x center top;}, then uploaded it to wordpress via ftp.

    I also have it uploaded in the skins as the header background.

    I have checked that the url is current and correct.

    Then I actually replaced the original header.png file in the theme files with my custom gradient, keeping the name header.png. So even if it tries pulling the header from themes>infocus>images, the custom gradient is there as well.

    Any ideas to why it is not appearing? I must be missing something!
    I don't have any plug-ins activated.

    Thank you.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. Elliott

    Hello Nicola-uj,

    The image your using is giving me a 404, http://granitereworks.com/gwwordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/header.png.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  3. Nicola-uj

    Hi Elliott,
    That is weird, because I do see it in the Media Library. But I also get an error message if I put it in my browser.
    So, I uploaded to the Library again, and I can see it in my browser now:

    Again, replaced that in General Settings>Custom CSS

    Still no luck. I am not very versed in php - could there be a script or something that went haywire that pulls the header?

    Posted 4 years ago #
  4. Elliott

    Are you using a caching plugin? I'm still seeing it as, http://granitereworks.com/gwwordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/header.png

    Posted 4 years ago #
  5. Nicola-uj

    I used Firebug, and I see as well that the old header image is still there. I don't know why.
    I am not using any plugins at all for this site.
    I have been on tech support with GoDaddy, just in case it is a server issue, or something not caching there. They can't find anything wrong. I also tried switching to another template, and uploading a header. That responds, so it looks like the server end is working.

    It is something with just the header. I am able to change the template to a different wordpress template, I can change the logo, I can change the text - all with an immediate response after the save. If I try making any header change - even just choosing a new header image in the skin and saving, there is no change.

    Sorry to be such a pain; I can't imagine what I did here.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  6. Nicola-uj

    I have still been working on this. I Deleted all images so that all pages came up with no header.
    Re-uploaded the image and called it header.png.
    Went page by page and plugged in the custom css.
    When I Updated, the header appeared correctly on every page except home and the blog page -- full article version.
    (blog is "News & Events Page", and News & Events comes up with the correct header. Only when you go to Read More, header is not there.)

    Posted 4 years ago #
  7. Elliott

    You shouldn't have to use any CSS for it to work. Go ahead and remove any customizations you have done.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  8. Nicola-uj

    Ok, I have removed all Custom CSS from General Settings.
    Still no header background.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  9. Elliott

    Try creating a backup and completely delete the theme before downloading / uploading a fresh copy.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  10. Nicola-uj

    Oh, darn, that was my next guess. I will do that.

    Thanks for your time in reviewing this.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  11. Nicola-uj

    Just my final notes on this. I think that I must have had overlapping CSS plugged in at different locations.
    I deleted the template, uploaded a fresh copy and began again.
    Everything is working as it should.
    Thanks again.

    Posted 4 years ago #


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