When crafting your WordPress website with Gutenberg, it is highly likely that you would want to focus more attention on the website’s header section and create a design that fully fits your personal requirements and your website’s goals.
If this is the case, then you can design a website header with Gutenberg’s full site editor functionalities.
Because of how effective the full site editor is, in the following paragraphs you will read how to access it and how to design a header for your WordPress website.
How to Design a Website Header with Gutenberg
The full-site editor is Gutenberg’s comprehensive suite of tools and features that help you design your web pages exactly as you wish them to be without dealing with the limitations of various WordPress themes.
However, to access the full site editor, you should first install a WordPress theme that supports the feature. This article showcases the process in detail:
Once you have installed and activated a WordPress theme that supports a full site editor, enter the admin dashboard, and go to Appearance->Editor (keep in mind that only themes that support a full site editor will feature a button “editor”):
Clicking on the Editor button will open a new page with a visual editor, a Templates menu, and a Template Parts menu:
To design a header for your website, click on Template Parts and then click on Custom Header:
Clicking on Custom Header will activate the block editor and will give you various options to design your site’s custom header:
To be able to add and customize the details that comprise your website’s header, click on the white Edit icon located at the top left of the page:
Clicking this icon will give you the opportunity to start inserting blocks that would eventually become your new custom header:
Spend your time and try out various combinations of blocks, so you come up with a layout that fits your website’s overall design and your personal requirements.
Here is an example of a simple header with the website’s logo, a simple navigation section, and a search button, along with an image:
Once you are ready with your header design, you should save it. To do so, click on the blue Save button located at the top right of the screen:
Clicking on Save will prompt WordPress to apply and change your settings.
Should you wish to design a custom header with Gutenberg, then you can do so by using the full site editor function that expands the customization capabilities of the default theme customizer options and allow you to set up a header that is exactly to your liking.
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