How to Change the Logo on Your Website in WordPress

There are dozens of reasons why it would be beneficial for you to change the logo on your website. Perhaps you want to try something different to represent your brand. Or perhaps you want to change the colors to fit with your company’s branding. What you may not realize is that you can use WordPress to make these changes with little effort. In this blog post, we will cover four simple steps that will help you change the logo on your website in WordPress.

Install Custom Logo

This first step is quite easy and simply requires that you download a free plugin, named Logo Customizer. Once you have installed this plugin, you can use it to change the logo on your site. When you log in to your WordPress dashboard, you will see a huge plus sign next to the link it to the plugin. Click this link to read more about the plugin, and you will see the exact same information that is on the WordPress website. 

After you have installed the plugin, you will see a large “+” sign in the upper right-hand corner of your WordPress dashboard. Click this sign and you will see the options listed below it. From here, you can select which logo template you want to use from a drag and drop area.

Change The Logo

Once you have selected a logo template, you will then see a small box below the area where you can upload images. Simply start typing the name of your new logo in the space provided, and WordPress will propose a list of possible matches. Choose one of these logos and click the **Use this logo** button below it. In just a few moments, you will see your new logo appear on your site.

Customize The 404 Page

If someone leaves your site and clicks on a link that does not exist, they will usually end up on a 404 page. To prevent this from being an annoying experience for your visitors, you can create a custom 404 page and host it on your site. To do this, go to your WordPress dashboard, and click on the **404** link located at the bottom of the page. This will open up the dashboard for the **404** plugin. From here, you can choose to use a default 404 page, or you can create your own.

To create your own 404 page, click on **Create a new page** in the upper right corner. Give this page a title that will help your visitors understand what the page is about. Beneath this, you can put in some instructions about what content should be on your page (e.g., About Us page). Next, add a short description of your site (e.g., a short bio about you and/or your team). Finally, click on the **Save** button to complete the settings.

Change The Login Page

The login page is the first thing that visitors will see when they visit your website, so it is crucial that you create a good one. To change the login page on your WordPress site, go to your WordPress dashboard, and click on the **Users** link located at the top. This will open up the dashboard for the **Users** plugin. From here, you can create a new user, or you can change the account settings of an existing user. As a general rule, changing a user’s settings is not something you should do unless you are sure that is the best route for your website.

To create a new user, click on **Add New** in the upper right corner. A dialogue box will pop up where you can enter the required details about this user. To save this user, simply click on the **Create** button. You can then log in to the WordPress dashboard of this user to make further changes to the user details or to the website.

Changing these four things — the Login page, the 404 page, the logo, and the dashboard — will give your site a facelift and make it look more professional. This is only the beginning. Now that you have a new face, it is time to move around.

WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that allows you to build websites relatively easily and quickly. One of the best things about WordPress is that it provides you with a large amount of functionality very easily. Some of this functionality is already built in, while others (e.g., the dashboard) you must download and install separately. This makes WordPress a bit like a Swiss Army knife for websites. The following sections will cover a few of the most useful functions of WordPress that you may not know about.

1. Create New Pages

You have pages. Lots of them. Maybe too many. If you create a new page, what will happen is that WordPress will create a link to this page in the navigation bar at the top of your site. When someone clicks on this link, they will be taken to the page you have created.

To create a new page, go to your WordPress dashboard and click on the **New** link located at the bottom of the page. This will bring you to a dialogue box that allows you to enter the required details about this new page.

2. Change The Permalinks

You can make your posts accessible to the general public or to a specific group of people. In most situations, you will want to make your posts accessible to the general public. To do this, you can change the default permalinks on your WordPress site. To change the permalinks, go to your WordPress dashboard and click on the **permalinks** link located at the top of the page. This will open up the Settings page for WordPress. You can then change the settings as desired.

3. Use Canonical Links

When someone lands on your site, whether through a social media post or a link on another website, they should be taken to the same place. Otherwise, you could end up with some unnecessary clicking around your site before someone finds what they are looking for. To stop this from happening, you can use canonical links on your WordPress site. To do this, go to the Settings page for WordPress and click on the **permalinks** tab. Then, scroll down to the bottom and input the page’s **url** (the address of the page) there.

What this means in practice is that when someone else links to your site, their readers and anyone who clicks on their link will automatically be taken to the same page as you.

WordPress makes it very easy to keep track of everything that happens on your site, from creating a basic page to editing an entire blog post. This makes it ideal for those who want to make occasional changes to their site or who want to try something new. If you are looking for a more advanced option, you could check out the fully managed WordPress hosting offered by a company like Wix.com, which provides you with all the tools you need to build a professional looking website.