WEBSITE MANUAL > HOMEPAGE > HOMEPAGE IMAGE

On the first day that your site is launched, the placeholder “Welcome” image is used on your website’s homepage. You may continue to use this homepage image, or you may change it.

How to change the homepage image using images we have pre-selected for your website:

  • On the left sidebar, click “Media”, then “Add from server”. Select all of the image(s) you would like to import by clicking the box to the left of the image preview. To view the full-size image, click the preview and the full size image will appear in a new window. This step will add them to your library, and they won’t be visible on the site until you finish the next step. At the bottom of the page, click “import”.
  • Then, on the left sidebar, click “Theme Panel”. Scroll down the page until you see “Homepage Image” and click “Add Image”
  • A new window will open. Make sure you are on the “Media Library” tab. This step will allow you to preview the images in your library before you make a decision to change the homepage image. Select an image to use, then click “select”.
  • At the bottom of the Theme Panel page, click “save changes”.

How to upload your own image:

  • The ideal image size in terms of dimensions is 1920×536 (That’s 1920 pixels wide x 536 pixels tall). It’s important that the image is 1920 px wide, but you may upload an image that is less than 536 px high. If you do not have a image exactly this size, you may work with a larger image and resize it or work with a smaller image and add it to a background. Please note that this is a rectangular area. For example, if you try to upload a 400×400 square image, you’ll be forcing a square to conform to a rectangular shape and the image will look blurry and distorted. It’s best to upload an image that is exactly 1920 x 536.
  • In addition to making sure that your image is within the proper dimensions, you should also keep then file size as small as possible to prevent the page from loading too slowly. If your image is more than 400kb, it’s possible that the page will load slowly. Try compressing it with an online tool once it’s in it’s proper dimensions and then upload it. An online too such as http://optimizilla.com will compress jpg and png files.
  • On the left sidebar, click “Media”, then “Add New” and select the file from your computer.
  • Then, on the left sidebar, click “Theme Panel”. Scroll down the page until you see “Homepage Image” and click “Add Image”
  • A new window will open. Make sure you are on the “Media Library” tab. This step will allow you to preview the images in your library before you make a decision to change the homepage image. Select an image to use, then click “select”.
  • At the bottom of the Theme Panel page, click “save changes”.