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A header is the area of your website that appears across the top of your site and appears throughout all of your pages. The header may contain your site title, company logo and your site menu. 

Note: It is not possible to delete the header from your site.

For more information about organizing your pages, click here or check out the interactive site (simply click on the image below)

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  • tjudson

    Replied by tjudson May 4, 2014

    I'm having the same problem as others…header is taking up too much space and dragging the handle won't let it go past a certain point.  I'm guessing I have an element in the way, but I don't know what it is or where it is.   Wix, can you help me with this?

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti May 4, 2014


      I have checked your site but i couldn't detect an issue with your header.

      Please provide us with a screen shot of the problem. For instructions on how to take a screenshot, please use this link.

      To upload the screenshot, simply click on the "Upload" button and follow the steps.


      Best, Ritti
  • jonwil

    Replied by jonwil May 3, 2014

    How do I edit the text in my header? I'm unable to select the text or get a bounding box around it.

    • Daniel Wix Team

      Replied by Daniel May 3, 2014



      This is because your text is covered by your header. To fix this, click on your header and click on the 'Move backwards' button in the menu that opens. Keep clicking on it until you can select your text and edit it.

      Please note that this text isn't in your header, it is merely behind it. To place it in your header, you need to set it to appear on all pages. To do so, click on it and check the 'Show on all pages' box and drag it to your header.

      Daniel - Wix support team
  • icarvell

    Replied by icarvell May 1, 2014

    It would be useful for the purpose of landing pages for the header to be "disabled" on not shown on selected pages.  This would be easier than setting each header item/component as "show on current page" for each and every page on a website.  Is this possible?

    • Ellie Wix Team

      Replied by Ellie May 1, 2014

      Hi icarvell,


      Thank you for contacting us and for your input. It is not possible at this time to do so but we appreciate all input, suggestions and recommendations so feel free to learn more about landing pages here  and be sure to vote in that thread add an option of a landing page that will allow that.


      Please do not hesitate to contact us again with any questions you may have regarding this or any other matter.

      All the best, Ellie
  • djgforce619

    Replied by djgforce619 May 1, 2014

    I have discovered an issue with fixing the header in position and the drop down menu buttons not working if you start to scroll down. The drop down menu buttons work so long as the page is scrolled all the way to the top, as soon as you start to scroll down, the buttons become disabled. 

    Troubleshooting the issue I realized it is somehow connected to the Fix header in position option. I disabled the fix header and the buttons work if I scroll up or down. (the buttons obviously only work if they are visible on the screen either way)

    Can you help? 

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti May 1, 2014


      I have tested your site with the fixed header on Chrome and Firefox and did not experience any issue with the dropdown menu.


      While browsing on the web, your computer and browser stores various information. This build up of information can sometimes cause conflict.

      Please clear your browser's cache. You can find step by step instructions here.


      Best, Ritti
  • dralisontaylor

    Replied by dralisontaylor April 25, 2014

    I have a header, footer and side bars created by an external designer and I would like to add them to replace the existing ones.
    I am using the 'Fly Fishing' template.  How do I do this please?

    • Dror - Wix Support Wix Team

      Replied by Dror - Wix Support April 25, 2014


      Unless they are images, in which case you can simple add them as image and cover the space you wish - this isn't possible. Only elements designed in the editor can show up on your site (or otherwise be embedded using the HTML app. An answer to this topic can be found in What is the HTML App?)

      Dror - Wix Team
  • apmac-masters

    Replied by apmac-masters April 15, 2014

    the picture that i uploaded for the header was always reduced its resolution automatically, despite the picture was in high res version. please advice what should be an ideal size of the photo to be uploaded. you may want to visit my website to know what i meant. www.apmac-allergan.com 



    • shayb7 Wix Team

      Replied by shayb7 April 15, 2014

      Hey Anna,


      We recommend that you upload your image to your site at the same size that you plan for the image to be displayed. To ensure that you maintain the quality of your photos and decrease loading time to a minimum when uploading to Wix, please follow the guidelines here.


      If you need any further assistance, please let us know.

  • amiraks7911

    Replied by amiraks7911 April 7, 2014

    I dont want the header the same size on every page. I need it to be smaller on all other pages besides the home page, but when i change the size on other pages it changes it on the home page. how can I fix this?

    • Or Y Wix Team

      Replied by Or Y April 7, 2014

      Unfortunately this isn't possible at the moment.

      We document and learn from every feature request and bug brought to our attention. These objectives are immediately high priority milestones in Wix's product road map.

      Feel free to add your feature request to our Wish List by posting here.

      To read about our feature updates, please click here.

      All the best, Or
  • fortifiednready

    Replied by fortifiednready April 2, 2014

    I can't view all of my site

    People are reporting that they can't see the bottom of my website. They can't scroll down either and the Buy button doesn't look right

    • CarleyS Wix Team

      Replied by CarleyS April 2, 2014

      Hi fortifiednready,


      I see two problems in your site. The first is that you have placed majority of your content (with the black background) inside your header. Please see the interactive tutorial in the Best Reply above to learn more about how your site should be structured.


      The second problem is that you have set your header to a "Fixed Position". Normally, this would cause your header to appear in the same place on your page as you scroll down, however since your header is quite large, it covers the rest of the page.


      To resolve these problems, I suggest that you start by unchecking the "Fixed Position" option for your header in the header settings window. After that, you can start to move your content down to the Page section of your site.


      If you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

      - Regards, Carley
  • ourphoenixrises Premium VIP

    Replied by ourphoenixrises March 30, 2014

    What is the easiest way to keep the header the way I have it on the first page but narrow the height on all the other pages and get it to stay that way?

    • Elia Wix Team

      Replied by Elia March 30, 2014

      I recommend setting the header as light as possible, while adding extra elements to specific pages.

      If you need further assistance, please let us know,

      Elia - Wix Support
    • ourphoenixrises Premium VIP

      Replied by ourphoenixrises March 30, 2014

      hmmm, I THINK I understand what you mean but I don't believe that is the look I want.


    • ourphoenixrises Premium VIP

      Replied by ourphoenixrises March 30, 2014

      I'm trying to create as clean a look as I can but still remain artistic.  I want just a portion of the header from the main page to be at the top of all the other pages.

    • ourphoenixrises Premium VIP

      Replied by ourphoenixrises March 31, 2014

      never mind I think I figured something else out.

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti March 31, 2014


      Please let us know should you still want our help. If you like, you can show us an example so we can better understand what you mean.

      Best, Ritti
  • ekaterinamariposa

    Replied by ekaterinamariposa March 26, 2014

    Hi! I am creating a new site and can't get my header the right size. It wouldn't allow me to shrink it/ bring it up so that it doesn't occupy so much space on the page.  How do I narrow it?


    • ekaterinamariposa

      Replied by ekaterinamariposa March 26, 2014

      website jordantherapy

    • Stav Wix Team

      Replied by Stav March 27, 2014



      In order to shrink your header, you need to move the title you put in it away from the bottom edge.


      Once you have space between the title and the bottom edge of the header you will be able to drag the edge up and make the header smaller.



      You should be all set after that!

      Should you have any further questions, please let us know! Thanks, Customer Solutions
    • ekaterinamariposa

      Replied by ekaterinamariposa March 29, 2014

      Thanks a lot! I was able to stay with the desired template:)

      Can I delete unneeded sites that I no longer will edit?

    • ilan-t

      Replied by ilan-t March 29, 2014

      Yes you can,  Please follow these steps: Go to Wix.com -> My Account -> Click the blue "Manage and Edit Site" button next to the site you would like to delete -> On the right side of the page under "Site Actions", click "more" and click "Delete".


      Best regards

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