Trying to add a navigation Home icon Failing to work.

Here's my nav:

    <nav id="site-navigation" class="main-navigation" role="navigation">
        <h3 class="menu-toggle"><?php _e( 'Menu', 'twentytwelve' ); ?></h3>
        <a class="assistive-text" href="#content" title="<?php esc_attr_e( 'Skip to content', 'twentytwelve' ); ?>"><?php _e( 'Skip to content', 'twentytwelve' ); ?></a>
        <?php wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'primary', 'menu_class' => 'nav-menu' ) ); ?>
    </nav><!-- #site-navigation -->

I've tried adding: <img src="/home.png"/> to the second line, still no success.

I have tried:

<img src="http://fullpathtoimage/home.png" /><h3 class="menu-toggle"><?php _e( 'Menu', 'twentytwelve' ); ?></h3>


  • Show your code, pls. Where exactly did you put this <img>? – Krzysiek Dróżdż Dec 2 '13 at 11:46
  • What did your code look like that was not working? <img src="http://fullpathtoimage/home.png" /><h3 class="menu-toggle"><?php _e( 'Menu', 'twentytwelve' ); ?></h3> Have you considered setting it as a background image, then declaring in in css? – user38891 Dec 2 '13 at 16:51
  • hey user, I've done that, but I'm not really sure how to then hide the text. I only wanted an image of a house for the home section – Bradly Spicer Dec 3 '13 at 10:02
  • I'm not clear on what you're trying to do - do you have a live example we could check out? Are you trying to add a home icon to replace the menu toggle H3? or is it part of your site navigation? – Michelle Jan 9 '14 at 20:21

I figured it out.

You have to search your style.css file and find

/* Buttons */

Under that you will find the following classes

article.post-password-required input[type=submit],
.bypostauthor cite span {}


input[disabled] {}


There are 2 states of the button that you need to configure.

Hover and active.

Just change the background-image:url(''); for each state to what image you want in the background.

Then just either negative indent the text by -9999 or delete the text from the header.php file as you previously stated.

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