Banners - Home Page
Banners are the big images that sit on your front page and can really create a stunning welcome for visitors to your website. It is easy to add as many banners as you like and link them through
to content on your site. It is easy to give your site a fresh new look simply by updating your banners
Banners can be found under Appearance > Banners
On the Banners page, any existing banners will be listed. To add a new Banner, click the green "+ Create Banner’ button at the top of the page.
Below is an explanation of the fields on the banner details page.
Upload the image that you would like to display as the banner. The size to use varies depending on the theme your website is using but here is a little trick. On the front page of your website, right-click the banner and click 'Inspect Element'. You will then see the size of the banner appear. You need to create an image of the correct size to add a banner properly. If you are unsure how to do this please try using Pixlr or Canva for an easy way to edit the size of your images.
The title for the banner - this is displayed within your banner on the front page so make it something relevant; maybe a welcome sentence?
Image Alt Text
This is for your website accessibility and should repeat the content within your banner if there is text as part of the image.
Some of our designs allow you to add some smaller text behind your title on your banner, this only needs to be a line or two, could be your values for example.
If you add a link to this field, this specific banner will link to that page. The best way to do this is to navigate to the page/news article etc in another tab and then copy and paste the link so you know it is correct.
Button Title/Button Colour
With some of our designs, you will be able to add a button title to your banner, this makes clicking the banner to another page clear, you can also set what colour this button is to ensure it stands out against your banner.
The active checkbox is not ticked by default and allows the banner to be shown on the site. If the publish checkbox is not ticked the banner will not be shown
if you only want the banner to be shown for a set amount of time, you can set there to be an expire date. Once this date appears your banner will be removed from your site, you will still be able to find it, within the banners section, it will just not show up on your site.
Just click save and your banner will be shown on your site.
In the list of banners you also have the option to reorder by clicking the 'UP' and 'DOWN' buttons.