I’m using a theme that only allows for an image for a logo. But I want to use a text site title. Canvas to the rescue.
I’m using the so-far-so-great Avada WordPress theme and loving it. But I wanted just a simple site title from a Google font, but it only allows an image. Hmm. No, really, I just want a text title! Sorry, no can do.
I poked around for some tool that would let me use Google fonts to build a simple site title. Of course, I could use Photoshop or Pixlr or something, but I thought what I wanted was so simple. Something that WOO Themes Canvas can do with ease.
Aha, maybe just use Canvas. So I did.
1. Set your site title and tagline in WordPress general settings
Canvas uses the actual site title and tagline of your site. If you’re just using this for a logo of another site, just put it in temporarily while you work on your logo.
2. Set your styles in Canvas
Under Styling –> Header, change the size, Google font, font weight and color of your text. Do both the title and the tagline. Play with font sizes to get the tagline to fit nicely under the title (note that I didn’t do this in my example!)
3. Check your work on the live site in the header
4. Uh, actually there are only 3 steps. Below are screenshots of the logo in action over the Avada theme.
The Avada theme automatically resizes the logo when you scroll down the page and you have the header area set to sticky (so it stays visible in the screen). Hmm, maybe this is why they needed an image, so it can be resized?