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{{TOCright}}The forum header is the section at the top, which appears on every page when browsing the forum. Generally, the forum header refers to the part from the forum title down to the [[Main menu|Main Menu]]. In the default SMF 2.0 theme it looks like this:
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The forum header is the section at the top of every page on your forum. It includes everything from the top down to just above the [[Main menu|main menu]]. In SMF 1.1.x and SMF 2.x, some of this can be shown/hidden with the header-collapse icon (<span style="background-color: rgb(215, 218, 236);">[[File:Upshrink2.png|x20px]]</span> in SMF 2.0).<noinclude>
 
 
The forum header can be collapsed (hidden) or expanded (shown) using the icon <span style="background-color: rgb(215, 218, 236);">[[File:Upshrink2.png|x20px]]</span> in the top right hand corner.  
 
 
 
== Features found in the header ==
 
=== As a guest ===
 
[[image:Guest_Header.png]]
 
* Quick login (if enabled): Members can quickly login from within the header.
 
* Quick search: Users can search from anywhere within the forum using the search bar available in the header.
 
* [[News]] (if enabled): SMF will display news in the header. If multiple news items are entered, SMF will randomly choose one from the available items and display it to the user.
 
 
 
=== As a member ===
 
[[image:Member_Header.png]]
 
Members will benefit from all the features that a guest can access, along with the following features:
 
*Quick links to [[How to view unread posts and replies|Unread replies and Unread posts]]
 
*The header will show information about the currently logged in member, and if available also the member's avatar
 
*Some [[themes]] will also show the number of unread [[personal messages]] in the header.
 
 
 
=== As an administrator/moderator ===
 
[[image:Admin_Header.png]]
 
Administrators and moderators will find every feature members can also find in the header, plus a few additional features:
 
* If maintenance mode is enabled, a message will be displayed along with the links for unread posts and replies.
 
* If there are any [[Members#Awaiting_Approval|members awaiting approval]], the header will show the number of members along with a quick link to the moderation center.
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 18:48, 16 April 2014

The forum header is the section at the top of every page on your forum. It includes everything from the top down to just above the main menu. In SMF 1.1.x and SMF 2.x, some of this can be shown/hidden with the header-collapse icon (Upshrink2.png in SMF 2.0).