How to: Use multiple custom headers on a WordPress theme

October 21, 2008 at 9:22 am

Do you ever wanted to have multiple headers on your WordPress blog? If yes, here’s a clear and concise tutorial that will help you to get themost out of your blog headers!

The first thing to do is to create header files. Create as many different headers as you want. In this exemple, I have created 3 custom headers from my theme default file header.php, names headercontact.php, headergallery.php and headerdefault.php.

By using the php include() function and WordPress conditional tags, we can define custom headers easily.
Replace the content of your header.php file with the following code:

<?php
if (is_page('contact')){
	<?php include(TEMPLATEPATH.'/headercontact.php'); ?>
}
elseif (is_page('gallery')){
	<?php include(TEMPLATEPATH.'/headergallery.php'); ?>
}
else {
	<?php include(TEMPLATEPATH.'/headerdefault.php'); ?>
}
?>