I have created a theme, and its all working fine.

Within the WordPress control panel under "Appearance -> Themes", you can see the available themes (Twenty Fourteen, Twenty Thirteen etc etc) and they all have a splash image demonstrating what your blog could look like.

My theme just shows a blank canvas. Is there a way of adding an image or something to represent my theme?

I bet I have missed something really obvious. :/

  • Deja-vu :-). Everything is handled in the duplicate Aug 18, 2014 at 12:46
  • Checking it out now :)
    – steakpi
    Aug 18, 2014 at 12:49

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In those themes there's a screenshot.png or screenshot.jpg that gets used. I would recommend using an 880x660px image ( for the aspect ratio, and for retina displays )

  • Ahh ok! So where do you put that .png file and how do you reference it?
    – steakpi
    Aug 18, 2014 at 12:47
  • Just seen there is a link to a previous question that was similar.. I will check that out and report back.
    – steakpi
    Aug 18, 2014 at 12:49
  • You don't reference it, place it in your themes folder adjacent to index.php etc, and it's automatically picked up
    – Tom J Nowell
    Aug 18, 2014 at 12:50

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