The PPH Cover Image Guide!

Hello everyone,

We recently introduced cover images on the new profile pages. A cover is a large horizontal image that appears stripped across the top of each user’s profile page. You can add a cover from your Edit Profile Page (using the top menu).

Even if you have already uploaded one, it is advised you read the following guide on why and how to upload an appropriate cover.

Why upload a cover?

A cover is the first thing other users see when they visit your profile so it is a unique opportunity to really impress them. If you don’t have a cover image, not only you miss out on the chance to engage your audience, but also your profile page will look rather empty.

What makes a cover great?

A cover can be a professional photo or a quality graphical image.

  • Make sure your cover shows off your professional activity and style.
  • Avoid excessive amount of text keeping it to the length of a tagline or just include your first name.
  • You can include visual representation of your work or part of your actual portfolio if visual.
  • Don’t include your full name or contact details. Revealing this information is against PPH rules and can lead to the suspension of your account.

Cover vs Profile images

Your profile image is small and shown just below the cover. As a profile image include a photo of yourself. You can choose to have your company logo instead however we strongly recommend a photo which gives a more personal touch to your profile page. Your profile image is shown in listings and WorkStreams you have with other users.

The cover image is large, it can be a graphical image or photo and is meant to make a visual statement about you so that viewers of your profile can easily grasp who you are and what you do.

What is the size of a cover?

Recommended dimensions are 1600 x 500 pixels but you can upload any image within the minimum and maximum dimensions allowed and use the crop tool to customize it.

How to crop a cover image?

Just after you upload a cover image you can use the crop tool to adjust the visible part of your cover. Just drag or resize the selection area inside the image.

Hope this helps you make the most out of your profile! Looking forward to your feedback as always in the comment box below.

Best regards,
Christos
Product Manager @PPH

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Faryad
Faryad

Thanks. Nice feature with nice guidelines!

Jeremie
Jeremie

Thanks a lot for the info, I will make changes to my existing cover.

rishi verma
rishi verma

how can i set a cover on my profle

rishi verma
rishi verma

how can i post a cover photo on my profile

Christos
Christos

@rishi you can click “Edit” next to “Profile” from the top menu.

Vinita A
Vinita A

All the new mobile friendly changes have been really good. Thank you.

Keep up the good work, Cheers! 🙂

Esteban | Pay Per Click Specialist Brighton
Esteban | Pay Per Click Specialist Brighton

Have just created my new cover image in Photoshop to fit my profile perfectly.
Makes my profile look much more professional.

Vladimir
Vladimir

That’s all nice but again postcode issue and unable to update my profile.

Md Golam Muztaba
Md Golam Muztaba

Thanks for that, But bottom black shade is maybe too much!

Helal Uddin
Helal Uddin

Can I use My Facebook profile link in Cover image?

Humayun R.
Humayun R.

I just read Christos’s blogroll about cover images. Nice advisory (and instructions) to be followed about great work of art and design on peopleperhour. Keep it up buddy! Humayun R.

Sanwar Haider
Sanwar Haider

this for the post link notification. I going to change my cover image right now.

Renaissance Web Team
Renaissance Web Team

Thanks . This is really a good functionality.

rasool
rasool

Hi
good and nice but:
the shadow below the photo is very bad

Yogiraj Mishra
Yogiraj Mishra

Well that’s nice to show off more about myself with a picture.

Hm Shahidul Islam
Hm Shahidul Islam

All the new Facebook friendly changes have been really good. Thank you.

Lucile D.
Lucile D.

Great feature! But the shadow does look really bad and kind of ruin the image…

leo
leo

1600 * 500 !

Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan

Nice!! I think it may be helpful !!!!!

Jess
Jess

Hello, could we remove the default shadow? It makes the image kind of murky…please.

Kazi Estiaqul Mojtaba Azad
Kazi Estiaqul Mojtaba Azad

Oh, Really reader friendly and helpful info….
Thanks

Saif Nirob
Saif Nirob

First of all, a big thanks for PPH for changing the blog layout. It’s looks like smart and generation based. And the content which shows the PPH cover image size information was helpful enought to decorate a profile professionally. Thanks for the post. It was helpful for me 🙂

rasel khan
rasel khan

This is an awesome post that you have described the-pph-cover-image-guide. i have more benefited from this post.thanks a lot

Jashim Uddin
Jashim Uddin

Great text post for seller community in PPH> It helps the seller to create and upload the awesome & professional cover. Happy?

Md. Istieak Ahmed
Md. Istieak Ahmed

Thanks for the useful guideline

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