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== Features found in the header ==
 
== Features found in the header ==
 
=== As a guest ===
 
=== As a guest ===
[[image:Guest_Header.png]]
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[[image:Guest_Header.png|frame|Viewing the forum header as a guest]]
 
* Quick login (if enabled): Members can quickly login from within the header.
 
* 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.
 
* Quick search: Users can search from anywhere within the forum using the search bar available in the header.
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=== As a member ===
 
=== As a member ===
[[image:Member_Header.png]]
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[[image:Member_Header.png|frame|Viewing the forum header as a regular member]]
 
Members will benefit from all the features that a guest can access, along with the following features:
 
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]]
 
*Quick links to [[How to view unread posts and replies|Unread replies and Unread posts]]
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=== As an administrator/moderator ===
 
=== As an administrator/moderator ===
[[image:Admin_Header.png]]
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[[image:Admin_Header.png|frame|Viewing the forum header as an administrator with maintenance mode enabled]]
 
Administrators and moderators will find every feature members can also find in the header, plus a few additional features:
 
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 maintenance mode is enabled, a message will be displayed along with the links for unread posts and replies.

Revision as of 18:35, 25 October 2013

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. 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) using the icon Upshrink2.png in the top right hand corner.

Features found in the header

As a guest

Viewing the forum 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

Viewing the forum header as a regular member

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

As an administrator/moderator

Viewing the forum header as an administrator with maintenance mode enabled

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, the header will show the number of members along with a quick link to the moderation center.