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The forum header is the section at the top of the forum, which appears on every page when browsing the forum. 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 the forum, which appears on every page when browsing the forum. Generally the forum header is referred to as the part from the forum title up to the [[Main menu|menu buttons]]. In the default SMF 2.0 theme it looks like this:
  
[[image:Forum_header_2.0.png|800px]]  
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[[image:Forum_header_2.0.png|800px]]
  
*The uppermost part of the forum header contains the forum title, banner and logo.
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The forum header can be collapsed (hidden) or expanded (shown) to any user's wishes using the icon <span style="background-color: rgb(215, 218, 236);">[[File:Upshrink2.png|x20px]]</span> in the top right hand corner.
*In the default theme the lower part of the forum header can be collapsed (hidden) or expanded (shown) using the upshrink icon <span style="background-color: rgb(215, 218, 236);">[[File:Upshrink2.png|x20px]]</span> in the top right hand corner.  
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*In the collapsible area of the header there is a section with information about you, links to unread messages, as well as the date. If you have uploaded an avatar, then it will also be displayed here.
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== Features found in the header ==
*There is usually a quick search box in this collapsible area.  
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=== As a guest ===
*An administrator can choose to display a news ticker in the collapsible part of the forum header.
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* Quick login (if enabled): Members can quickly login from within the header.
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* Quick search: Users can search from anywhere within the forum using the search bar available in the header.
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* [[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.
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=== As a member ===
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Members will benefit from all features a guest can access, minus the quick login, along with the following features:
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*Quick links to [[How to view unread posts and replies|Unread replies and Unread posts]]
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*The header will show information about the currently logged in member, and if available also the member's avatar
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*Some [[themes]] will also show the amount of unread [[personal messages]] in the header.
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=== As an administrator/moderator ===
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Administrators and moderators will find every feature members can also find in the header, plus a few additional features:
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* If maintenance mode is enabled, a message will be displayed along with the unread posts and replies buttons.
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* If there are any [http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Members#Awaiting_Approval members awaiting approval], the header will show the amount of members along with a quick link to the moderation center.
  
 
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Revision as of 16:07, 25 October 2013

The forum header is the section at the top of the forum, which appears on every page when browsing the forum. Generally the forum header is referred to as the part from the forum title up to the menu buttons. In the default SMF 2.0 theme it looks like this:

Forum header 2.0.png

The forum header can be collapsed (hidden) or expanded (shown) to any user's wishes using the icon Upshrink2.png in the top right hand corner.

Features found in the header

As a guest

  • 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

Members will benefit from all features a guest can access, minus the quick login, along with the following features:

As an administrator/moderator

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 unread posts and replies buttons.
  • If there are any members awaiting approval, the header will show the amount of members along with a quick link to the moderation center.