Header issue with Red Planet template

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Red Planet Template

I changed the theme colors and the header defaulted from my custom banner to the picture of Mars. Restoring the colors did not help. I have not saved.

How do I restore my header? The site is 125+ pages. I don't want to go one page at a time.

And, if possible, how do I restore the header without changing the theme back to what it was?

Thanks.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Bengo

Here's the thing. When you change colour palettes the banner image changes as well, as there is a different default banner image associated with each palette. The ability to switch palettes and keep the banner image you uploaded is a function we have not been able to build yet. Switching back to the original palette won't help either. The custom banner images were our first stab at style customization and there are aspects to the workflow that we still need to improve.

I feel rather ill as there is just no good way to tell someone that they have to re-upload a banner image for 125 pages! I wish I had better news for you on this one. All I can say is we need to go back to the drawing board and rethink this aspect of how our colour palettes work with our dynamic banner images.
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Bengo

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I'm an idiot. When I switched templates recently, it went flawlessly, and it seemed so much more complex, that I forgot to be cautious about this. I'll wait for guidance before doing anything.
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Bengo

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Should I expect news today? Starting to get a backlog of site updates.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Christo tried something that didn't work. He wants to try something else, but he said he had to do some research. I will ask him for a progress report!
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Bengo

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OK. I really must fix the site manually this week if there is no work-around. Still have fingers crossed.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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If I don't have word for you in 24 hours then I will understand if you need to go ahead and do that. Again - very sorry about the problem and delay from our side in finding a solution.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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I am getting nervous. I saw the name of the template and assumed I knew what site you were referring to. Now I am worried I told Brent to do the wrong one! Is it Psychadelic Tree House or Scratchinpost?
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cmd ceramics

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Hi Bengo love your scratching post site. I noticed your site has a high pagerank. Do you host your site with synthasite or is it on a different host server?? Im writing a blog for synthasite users and ive always wondered whether its best to host our sites elsewhere.

Checkout my blog here http://www.synthasiteseo.blogspot.com

and my site here http://www.cmdceramics.com
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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I am interested to hear what Bengo has to say about this. I can tell you that he is also a SynthaSite pro who has made great strides in promoting his site. Check out his very helpful post on this forum: http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...
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cmd ceramics

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yes monique,
ive just searched his site links through the tool i mentioned in my blog and he has alot of good links. Im guessing by the domain name of his website that its still hosted with synthasite and i really hope that this is the case because it means that we can all achieve the same results. My website is still on Pagerank 0 and i was beginning to wonder if this is the problem.But like i say i really hope that i can stick with synthasite and still achieve a high pagerank.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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I think the quality links and frequently updated content are the secrets to his success. We believe that sites hosted with SynthaSite can achieve the same results as sites hosted elsewhere, and it is a lot easier to host your site with us if you build it with us! Easier for us to offer support as well! Bengo also has a Twitter feed where he tweets about site updates, which I think is a great idea!
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cmd ceramics

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yes his links are great ! he has good related links from high PageRank web pages. Im really glad i checked this out because its given me a new lease of life for my own site.

Everyone else reading this dont exchange links with non related sites.
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Hey Bengo,

We want to save you the sweat of having to update all 125 of your pages manually, so we have run an update on your site that should restore your original banner image.

Please let us know if you are happy with the change.
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Wow, a deluge of nice comments and interesting news. You must be talking about http://psychedelictreehouse.synthasit...

That site is straight out of my imagination -- designed to be fun, useful and simultaneously a promotional tool for web comics. A win/win proposition.

Yes, it is on Synthasite. I keep all my sites on Synthasite unless there is a very strong reason to move them, such as needing something Synthasite doesn't offer and won't be offering soon, and no work-around is possible. I have become very fluid with the editor (though this doesn't stop me asking Monique and Christo dumb questions) and I believe that if they can keep adding features they will present a viable alternative to brick-by-brick site construction. And of course the support is great. They really care about customers as people, not just clients.

I have four other sites on Synthasite and hope to add.

Thanks, cmd ceramics, for the comments. I am off now to read your blog about Synthasite, and your home site.
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Bengo

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To: Monique

Psychedelic Treehouse
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cmd ceramics

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I was asking about the scratching post website, its got a pagerank 4 on google is that hosted with synthasite??
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Bengo

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@cmd Yes, Scratchin Post is on Synthasite.
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Bengo

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So is PTH, which has page rank 6.
http://psychedelictreehouse.synthasit...