The Pretty Chic theme by Pretty Darn Cute Design is lovely little theme, which I think is perfect for those looking for a sticky header, and a reduced width to their website (it’s width is 960px, which was is a popular width for bloggers).
As part of providing theme support, I get asked a lot of questions that are outside the scope of theme support* Most recently, I was asked how to add a background to the sticky header, so I thought it appropriate to write a post, and tell you how to do just that.
If you have access to make adjustments to your stylesheet via your WordPress dashboard, navigation to Dashboard > Appearance > Editor > Stylesheet. Look for this:
/* # Site Header
border-bottom: 1px solid #aba9a9;
margin: 0 auto;
padding: 0 20px;
If you just wanted to change the color of the background of the site header, you would replace background: #fff with the hex code of the color you want to use. To replace the white background with an image, add your desired background image to your media library, make a note of the URL of your image, and then update background: #fff; to:
background: #fff url(‘http://your_image_url_here‘) repeat-x;
If you don’t have access to your WordPress dashboard (some hosting companies disable this functionality), you will need to access your stylesheet via cPanel or FTP to make the update.
* Why is this outside the scope of theme support you may ask? Theme support for any of the Pretty Darn Cute Design themes is limited to setting up the site to look and function like the demo; making any further adjustments to the look and functionality of the theme is customization.
Have you purchased the Pretty Chic theme, but not yet installed it? Did you know I offer a theme setup service? I can have your site set up to match the theme’s demo settings in under 24 hours. You can learn more here: (24 hour theme setup)
If you’ve already installed the theme, and just want assistance with making tweaks? I’m available to do that, too! Just ask here: (talk to Susan!)