How to change the default logo in your Magento store

Friday, January 9, 2015 1:17:50 PM Europe/Amsterdam

The easiest and fastest way to change all 3 default Magento logos is to replace the logos on your FTP server. To do that just login to your server using FTP and navigate to this folder: skin/frontend/default/YOURTHEME/images. There you find the following files:

  • logo.gif
  • logo_email.gif
  • logo_print.gif

But as you can see in the image below your theme can be build different from the Magento default theme. Here you see the FTP of my theme pt004. If you want to change the logo of that theme you should go to skin/frontend/pt004/default/images/ In your own theme it can be done differently, but the structure would be the same

You can now replace the default logos by uploading your own logos with the same file names. (Do not forget to flush cache!) Done! Now you see your own company logo on all mentioned places. OK, so far so good.

But what to do if you don't want to use a GIF but a PNG or JPG? No problem! You can easily define the the logos for each of the 3 logos in your Magento backend. Scroll down and I will show you.

Change the default Magento GIF logo to your own PNG or JPG logo

You need to login to your Magento Admin Panel. Than go to System > Configuration > Design > Header. There you can change the image name to what you want. See the image below.

Here I explain the same as above but than in steps

Change Header Logo

  1. Upload your own logo with your to your server using FTP skin/frontend/default/YOURTHEME/, or skin/frontend/rwd/YOURTHEME/.
  2. In your Magento backend navigate to: System > Configuration > Design > Header
  3. In the Header section you find all settings for the logo.
  4. In the field Logo Image Src you can now replace images/logo.gif with your own filename like images/mylogo.png.
  5. You can also define the alt tag of your logo image in the field Logo Image Alt.

Change Email Logo

  1. In your Magento backend navigate to: System > Configuration > Design > Transactional Emails
  2. Here you find all settings for the logo in your Magento Emails.
  3. Here you can easily upload your Email Logo in the field Logo Image.
  4. You can also define the alt tag of your logo image in the field Logo Image Alt.

Change Print Logo

  1. In your Magento backend navigate to: System > Configuration > Sales
  2. In the Invoice and Packing Slip Design section you find all settings for the logo in your printable documents.
  3. Here you can easily upload your Email Logo in the field Logo for PDF Print-outs (200x50) and Logo for HTML Print View.

This video shows you how to change the logo without FTP knowledge

Basic knowledge about the default logos

At first you have to know that there is not only one logo to replace in your store. By default Magento makes use of these 3 logos: You have a fresh installation and wonder how to change the logo in the header section? You already tried to find a setting in your admin to upload your own logo but couldn't find it? OK! We have good news for you :) You are no fool! Unfortunately changing the header logo in Magento just isn't very comfortable. But it's not impossible! Here you find all infos for replacing the default logo with your own company logo.

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Sjoerd