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I am customizing the twenty thirteen theme and want to add a logo image in the navigation bar before menu items like this link.

I have tried different approaches but didn't work.

Would appreciate any suggestions in this regard.

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show your code...wat u tried so far. – Moaz Ateeq Dec 16 '13 at 16:42
I tried .nav-menu ul:before to display image before ul displaying menu items but it was creating disturbance – Mohammad Mursaleen Dec 16 '13 at 16:52
show your code buddy. – Moaz Ateeq Dec 16 '13 at 16:54
also tried to echo the image in different places within header.php in <div id="navbar" class="navbar"> – Mohammad Mursaleen Dec 16 '13 at 16:56
Suggest you to do the changes in a child theme. Otherwise the changes will wipe out on the next update on TwentyThirteen. – Mayeenul Islam Dec 16 '13 at 17:08

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Tested on a Twenty Thirteen & Twenty Twelve child theme.

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Try this from your child themes functions.php file.

You can add the image using various methods.

add_filter( 'wp_nav_menu_items', 'wpsites_add_logo_nav_menu', 10, 2 );

function wpsites_add_logo_nav_menu( $menu, stdClass $args ){

if ( 'primary' != $args->theme_location )
    return $menu;

$menu .= '<nav class="nav-image"><img src="' . get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/images/header.png" /></nav>';

return $menu;


Sample CSS for your child themes style.css file:

.nav-logo {
float: left;
margin-right: 20px;

You'd also want some Media Queries which will vary per theme.

Here's the result on Twenty Twelve:

enter image description here

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Thanks brad. Done already but it might help some one else in the community. – Mohammad Mursaleen Jan 12 '14 at 4:32
Did you forget something? – Brad Dalton May 3 '14 at 20:39

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