How to Change Your Home Page Picture

By Foye Robinson

A home page is the main page on your website. It may be saved as index.htm or index.html. You can change the image that appears on your home page in the HTML file. You will need to change the source code of the image you want to update, so it reflects the correct name of the new picture. Your image should be in a JPG, GIF or PNG format to appear on the web. Alternatively, you can choose to replace the old picture with your new one by saving the new image over the old one.

Updating Home Page and Picture

Step 1

Open the HTML file for your home page in Notepad, Dreamweaver or your favorite web editor.

Step 2

Find the source code for the image you want to change. For example:

Step 3

Double-check its file name and folder. The folder for the above code is "images" and the file name is "old-image.jpg."

Step 4

Minimize the web editor and find the image you want to use instead. Move or copy the image file to the same folder where the old image was saved. Make a note of the image's file name and extension.

Step 5

Return to your web editor and update the source code of the image. For example:

Step 6

Select "File" and "Save" to save the updated home page. Then open the HTML file in a web browser to test your changes.

Publishing Changes to the Web

Step 1

Upload the image file and home page to the web server by using the web publisher in your program (if it includes one). Alternatively, you can log into the control panel of your web server. You will need to have access to the log-in information.

Step 2

Go to the file manager in the control panel. Then double-click on the folder where your images are saved on the web server.

Step 3

Click on the file upload button to upload the new image. Find the file on your computer and double-click it. Then upload the file.

Step 4

Navigate to the location where the HTML files are saved on the web server (example: "www" or "public_html"). Then click on the file upload button and upload the modified HTML file to the web server as well.