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Page header images

Page header images

You can add visual interest and either uniqueness or continuity to pages by adding a page header image. The page header is the area below the Main Navigation Bar that contains the page title, Add, Edit and Page Sharing Buttons. If you click the down arrow on the right of the page header, it expands to reveal the Page Controls area. A unique page header image can make a page stand out from other pages on the intranet. The same page header applied throughout a section of the intranet can lend continuity to a department's pages, or to information related to the same topic. Page header images can be used to good effect for different purposes.

Pages by default have the same page header image/gradient that is found on their parent page. Once the page header image on a page is changed, it is no longer affected by changes to the parent page's page header image.

See Page header image guidelines for information on selecting the best page header images for your purposes. For user information about applying page headers see Add page header images.

See also Image size guidelines for recommended image sizes for all images used in ThoughtFarmer.

Page header image settings

Using these settings, administrators can control whether users can edit page header backgrounds and whether they can use images or gradients as page header backgrounds.

To access these settings, go to the Administration panel > Content section > Files and images page.

In Version 9.1, these settings are under the heading Image browser settings.


After changing any of the settings, click Save to save the change.

Allow editing of page header backgrounds
(Version 9.1: Enable ability to edit page header backgrounds)

When this box is unselected, users cannot edit page header backgrounds.
Only admins will be able to add and edit page header backgrounds. When this box is selected, users will be able to edit page header backgrounds on any page they have permission to edit.

Allow images to be used as page header backgrounds
(Version 9.1: Enable images to be used as page header backgrounds)

When this box is unselected, users can only choose from pre-selected colour gradients for page header backgrounds. When this box is selected, users can upload images to use as page header backgrounds.

Allow images to be selected from photo galleries when adding images to pages
(Version 9.1: Enable all viewable photo galleries as sources when adding images)

When this box is unselected, users will be able to upload images, but will not be able to select images from photo galleries on the intranet to use as page header backgrounds. When this box is selected, users will see photo galleries available in the choose image window, and can select images from photo galleries on the intranet to use as page header backgrounds.