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Hi, I just created an alternate header for some of my pages using a Banner??“??“my site URL given above gives an example of a page with my alternate header. I added the link to the banner in the content window and updated the page but the link isn't working. The Banner Metasettings doesn't offer a link option so I'm not sure how to do this properly. I also use Boxer Pro and know I can make a linkable content block to put in my header but I don't know how to put a content block into my header yet. Is there a simple way to add a link to a Banner from within the Pagelines framework?

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Rob

I've not used the Banner section personally, but as I understand it, the Banner isn't suitable for or capable of having a link. Instead of using Content Blocks via WP Boxer, have you tried one of the following options: 1. Add the Content Box available for the Header in PageLines > Drag & Drop > Header > Available Sections then create content to add specifically there? 2. Add a Universal Sidebar and add any custom content via text widget through Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets? 3. Use the Branding section with an uploaded image and identify the CSS to assign an alignment? This automatically links back to the homepage of the site no matter what page or post it appears upon.

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Thanks so much for the ideas. I did think of using??“??“ 1. Content Box first, but I'm a newbie and probably am not using it properly. First, I put shortcode for my image into the Content Box but it didn't render my image on my page. Instead, the code was rendered literally, as text, in my header. Much more to learn here... 2. I didn't try the Universal Sidebar, my banner image is actually compiled in Photoshop so the text isn't generated within PagelLnes. Basically, I have an image which I'd like to make linkable. And from within Banners is the only way I found which would render the image at the right size and placement, but no link can be generated. Humph... 3. I'm already using Branding for my standard header image but I'm looking for a way to put alternate headers on varying pages. I can almost have this, save for the ability to define the size of the image and associate a link with it. Looks like it's time for me to learn more about my Boxer Pro plug-in which is supposed to allow me to put Content Blocks anywhere on my pages. Aaaand...time to learn how to create in CSS. I wonder if there's a good quick way to learn to be more fluent using CSS? Thanks again. Still inspired...

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Here's the deal for customizing the header with linkable and editable imagery, many thanks to Rob who made suggestions/gave me clues to figure this one out. Here goes: To customize the header with something different from the branding setting on various pages within a site, i.e. applying different variations on a branding theme to varying pages. The key element is the Universal Sidebar. It can be applied to the header, it's not just a sidebar modifier, within PageLines Drag and Drop. Once that's done, any widget can be used up there in the header. This is far easier than using hooks to code modifications to the header, it's just a simple plug'n'play widget receptacle.

The killer widget for customizing the header comes as part of the WordPress JetPack plug-in, it's called Image and it is super configurable so no need to try and bend other PageLines Features out of shape. Image allows configuring what pixel dimension an image will be plugged into and will resize and it allows left, center, right positioning options. There is also a link url field for creating links associated with your uploaded image. Super simple. Hooray!

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