Adding Featured Images to your posts

Want to highlight your content visually? Consider adding a Featured Image to your posts!

Setting a Featured Image

Open the editor of the post or page where you want to display a unique custom header image, and locate the Featured Image module in the bottom right corner under Page Attributes. Click Choose a Featured Image.

If you don’t see the Featured Image module on your Add New or Edit Post page, please make sure you’ve selected Featured Image in your Screen Options.


You will see an uploading screen identical to that used when inserting an image into a blog post. Follow the on-screen prompts to choose the image from your computer and upload it or choose it from one of the images already in your Media Library.

Once the image has successfully been uploaded, you’ll see one or more images displayed as thumbnails. Click on the one you want to use as a featured image. It will then appear outlined in blue with a checkmark. If desired, you can add a caption and alt text under the Attachment Details area (optional).

Next, click the button Set Featured Image:

Don’t forget to click Update on your post/page to save your changes. Your featured image is now set!

How to add a Featured Image Slider

  1. Navigate to Appearance → Customize → Featured Content.
  2. Enter the name of a tag.
  3. Click the blue “Save” button at the bottom.

Next, if a post you want included in the slider has a featured image, give this post the tag you just added in your “Featured Content” settings. For best results, make sure your image is at least 660px wide.

Upload your own logo

Make your theme unique by uploading your own logo! To upload a logo, visit the Customizer and click on “Theme Options”. From there, you can upload a logo. Be sure to save your settings.

Custom Header and Custom Background

Personalize your theme even further by uploading your own Custom Header. Vagabond works best with custom header images that are 920 pixels wide and at least 380 pixels high. You can also easily change the background color or image.


If you take a look at the Vagabonds demo site, you’ll see icons in the top right of the main menu linking to profiles on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus, and Flickr. To set this up for your own site, visit the Customizer and click on “Theme Options”. Enter the links in the boxes provided, and click “Save”.

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