Blogger: How to add a new Header image (logo/banner)

All of our templates can be updated with a custom header image. This is the image at the top of your blog, usually a logo or your blog name.

To upload a new header image, follow the steps below:

Please note, before uploading your image you may need to edit it into your desired size. You can use websites like and to do this.

1. Go to the “Layout” section of your blog’s dashboard.

2. Click the “Edit” button in the “Header” gadget, usually near the top of the layout.

3. Make sure that you select “Instead of the title and description” and also that “Shrink to fit” is not checked.

4. Select your new header image file by using the “Browse…” button.

5. Click the “Save” button and you’re done!

Image file tips

  • The image you upload can be anything up to 1600 pixels wide. If it is any larger than this, Blogger will automatically crop it down to 1600.
  • We recommend a width of 1000 pixels for most templates.
  • The image can be any height you like, up to 1600 pixels.
  • You can add/remove extra margins to the image by increasing the whitespace around the image.
  • If you would like to use a transparent background on your image, you should save the image as a PNG rather than JPEG.

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  1. Hannah Edge

    I am happy with the header I have yet everytime I click on the header it takes me to the wrong home page. However whenever I click home on the nav bar it takes me to where I want it to take you when you click or type in my blog page address. So how can I change the link it takes you to by clicking on the page header, in blogger?

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