Forum Header

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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.

The forum header can be collapsed (hidden) or expanded (shown) using the icon Upshrink2.png in the top right hand corner.

Forum Header Features

As a Guest

A picture of what the forum header looks like for guests (SMF 2.0)
Viewing the forum header as a guest (SMF 2.0)
  • 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

A picture of what the forum header looks like for signed in members (SMF 2.0)
Viewing the forum header as a regular member (SMF 2.0)

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

As an Administrator/Moderator

A picture of what the forum header looks like for administrators when maintenance mode is enabled (SMF 2.0)
Viewing the forum header as an administrator with maintenance mode enabled (SMF 2.0)

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.