During the weekend I played with the blog header.
In my opinion bloggers understimate the power of a rich header, and in most cases you will see only the blog title and description.
I am going to show you what I did on my header, why I did it and how can you do it on your own.
The first thing included in the header is the navbar with blog pages. Having the pages in the very top of your blog will give it a more “corporate” look.
To list your pages, use
wp_list_pages WP function.
Now that I have a logo, it’s time to use it…
Then I wanted to display categories in the header, and I used Multi Column Category List Plugin for WordPress to split them into three columns.
I also modified a bit the plugin to show how many posts have been written for each category.
It’s also fully XML driven, that means it’s easy to configure.
And this is the result…
… an header that’s not the “image-title-description” you are used to see in WP themes.
During the next days I will redesign the rest of the blog, to make its contents as much accessible as I can.