Header

In this article, we're going to explain how to setup your header and the differences between header settings in theme options and the header builder.

  1. Header Navbar Settings
  2. Header Logo Settings
  3. Header Links Settings
  4. Search
  5. Mobile Button Settings
  6. Widgetbar Settings
  7. Topbar Settings
  8. Summary

The standard header settings in the theme options are available in the X and Pro theme which is used to setup your website header. But if you use the Pro theme and you assigned a header built with the header builder feature of the theme to all the pages of your website, the header settings will not be applicable as you have already built the whole header of the website using the specific tool available for you in the Pro theme. The X theme does not have the header builder feature and the header settings inside the theme options are the only place to setup and configure the header of the website.

If you use the header builder in the Pro theme you will have the header settings in the theme options look like this:

Theme Options Headers

Go to X > Theme Options > Header in the X and Pro > Theme Options > Header in the Pro to access the header settings in the theme options.

Header Navbar Settings

The header navbar settings are for setting up the height and position of the navbar in the header. Navbar Position is used to set the position of the navbar in the header. The possible options are:

  • Static Top: If this option is selected the header will be at the top of the page and will go out of the fold upon scrolling.
  • Fixed Top: If this option is selected the header will be at the top of the page and it will stick to the top upon scrolling.
  • Fixed Left: If this option is selected the header will stick at the left section of the browser window.
  • Fixed Right: If this option is selected the header will stick at the right section of the browser window.
Header Example Fixed LeftHeader Example Fixed Right
  • Navbar Top Height (px): If a Fixed Top or Static top position is selected you can use this option to set the height of the navbar section in the header.
  • Navbar Scrolling: If a Fixed left or Fixed Right position is selected you can use this option to determine if you want the menus to be scrolled if they go beyond the fold or not. If you enable this option you will not be able to have submenus and your menu should be linear flat one.
  • Navbar Side Width (px): If a Fixed left or Fixed Right position is selected you can use this option to set the width of the sidebar header.
Theme Options Headers Navbar

Navbar Top Height (px) option must still be set even when using Fixed Left or Fixed Right positioning because on tablet and mobile devices, the menu is pushed to the top.

Header Logo Settings

The layout option for the logo to determine the position of the logo compared to the navigation. There are two options available for the layout setting:

  • Inline
  • Stacked

Selecting Inline for your logo and navigation layout will place them both in the navbar. Selecting Stacked will place the logo in a separate section above the navbar called Logobar. Here is a screenshot of an Inline logo:

Header Example Inline Logo

And here is a screenshot of a Stacked logo:

Header Example Stacked Logo
  • Logobar Top Spacing (px): Use this option to configure the top spacing of the logobar if the stacked logo mode is selected.
  • Logobar Bottom Spacing (px): Use this option to configure the bottom spacing of the logobar if the stacked logo mode is selected.
Theme Options Headers Logo and Navigation

Logo - Text

Your logo will show up as text by default. Alternately, if you would like to use an image, upload it under the Logo – Image section, which will automatically switch over. Logo alignment can also be adjusted under the Logo – Alignment section.

Theme Options Headers Logo Text
  • Logo Text: This is where you can enter the text you want to appear in place of your site logo.
  • Logo Font: Use this option to set the font of the text logo of your website. You have the option of using the Google Fonts or system fonts.
  • Logo Font Color: Use this option to set the text color of the text logo on your website.
  • Logo Font Size (px): Use this option to set the font size of the text logo. The font size is in pixels.
  • Logo Letter Spacing (em): Use this option to set the space between each letter of the text logo. The space unit is in ems. Click here for more information about the em unit.
  • Logo Font Weight: Use this option to set the text logo font weight. Depending on the font that you select for the text logo, the options of this setting may differ as some fonts support limited font weights.
  • Uppercase: Enable this option if you want the text logo of your website to be uppercase.
  • Output Logo Text in Hidden <h1>: Select this option if you want the contents of the Logo Text field to appear as a h1 heading in your site's code but not be displayed on screen.

Logo - Image

The logo image section is used to upload an image and it will be used instead of the text logo on your website. To make your logo retina ready, enter in the width of your uploaded image in the Logo Width (px) field and we'll take care of all the calculations for you. If you want your logo to stay the original size that was uploaded, leave the field blank.

Theme Options Headers Image

Use the Source option to upload the image or use a currently uploaded image for your logo. Clicking the plus button (+) will open up the standard WordPress media selection modal which you can use to select or upload the image for the logo of your website.

The Dimensions Preview section shows the actual size of the image that you uploaded.

Logo - Alignment

The controls available in the Logo Alignment section is used to vertically align your logo as desired. Make sure to adjust your top alignment even if your navbar is fixed to a side as it will reformat to the top on smaller screens (this control will be hidden if you do not have a side navigation position selected).

Theme Options Headers Alignment
  • Navbar Top Logo Alignment (px): Use this option to set the top alignment of the logo.
  • Navbar Side Logo Alignment (px): Use this option to set the side alignment of the logo.

Using the header links settings you can alter the appearance of the top-level navbar links and their alignment and spacing for your website.

Theme Options Headers Links Settings
  • Navbar Font: Use this option to set the font of the navbar menu items. You have the option of using the Google Fonts or system fonts.
  • Navbar Links: Use this option to set the color of the navbar menu item links.
  • Navbar Links Hover: Use this option to set the hover color of the navbar menu item links.
  • Navbar Font Size (px): Use this option to set the font size of the navbar menu item links. The font size is in pixels.
  • Navbar Font Weight: Use this option to set the navbar menu item links font weight. Depending on the font that you select for the links, the options of this setting may differ as some fonts support limited font weights.
  • Navbar Letter Spacing (em): Use this option to set the space between each letter of the navbar menu item links. The space unit is in ems. Click here for more information about the em unit.
  • Uppercase: Enable this option if you want the navbar menu item links of your website to be uppercase.

Customize the vertical alignment of your links for both top and side navbar positions as well as alter the vertical spacing between links for top navbar positions with the Navbar Top Link Spacing (px) control available in this section.

Theme Options Headers Links Alignment
  • Navbar Top Link Alignment: Use this option to set the alignment of the links.
  • Navbar Topo Links Spacing: Use this option to set the spacing of the links.
  • Navbar Side Link Alignments: Use this option to set the alignment of links when the navbar is in fixed left or right position.

If the Navbar Search is enabled it activates search functionality for the navbar. If activated, an icon will appear that when clicked will activate the search modal.

Theme Options Headers Navbar Search

Mobile Button Settings

The Mobile Button appears in smaller screens and it replaces the inline navigation menu. Upon taping the mobile menu the dropdown shows which contains the menu items:

Mobile Header Example

Use the controls available in this section to adjust the vertical alignment and size of the mobile button that appears on smaller screen sizes in your navbar.

Mobile Header Example
  • Mobile Navbar Button Size (px): Set the button size of the mobile menu using this option. The size is in pixels.
  • Mobile Navbar Button Alignment (px): Set the alignment of the mobile menu button using this option. The size is in pixels.

Widgetbar Settings

The Widgetbar is a collapsible section that can be opened by clicking on the Widgetbar toggle icon at the top of the header of the website and you can use the WordPress widgets to add content to the Widgetbar. The idea is somewhat like the standard footers which you can learn more about here.

Header Widgets

The way you can add content to the Widgetbar for your website is to assign widgets to one of the Header Widget Areas. Go to Appearance > Widgets and drag whatever widget that you want to one of the header widget areas:

Appearance Widgets

You can set how many columns you want to have in the widgetbar by going to X/Pro > Theme Options > Header > Widgetbar and set the Header Widget Areas options, you have the options below:

  • None (Disabled): Selecting this will disable the header widget areas section completely.
  • One: The header widget area will have one column and the Header 1 widget area will show in the header.
  • Two: The header widget area will have two columns and the Header 1 and Header 2 widget areas will show in the header.
  • Three: The header widget area will have three columns and the Header 1, Header 2 and Header 3 widget areas will show in the header.
  • Four: The header widget area will have four columns and the Header 1, Header 2, Header 3 and Header 4 widget areas will show in the header.
Theme Options Headers Widgetbar

You also have additional options available to fine-tune the widgetbar toggle icon:

  • Widgetbar Button Background: Use this option to set the background color of the widgetbar toggle icon.
  • Widgetbar Button Background hover: Use this option to set the background hover color of the widgetbar toggle icon.

Topbar Settings

The topbar is a narrow section at the very top of the header which you can add custom HTML code:

Theme Options Headers Topbar Settings
  • Topbar: Enabling this option will make the topbar visible on the top of the header and shows a text area to add your custom HTML code.
  • Topbar Content: This is the place that you can add your custom HTML content which will show in the topbar.

The Breadcrumbs are a hierarchy guide which shows the place of the current page in the website hierarchy and provides links to go high up the hierarchy of your website. Enable this option to have a breadcrumb on your website. The breadcrumb will show in the inner pages of your website and not the homepage.

Breadcrumbs Example

Summary

We've learned about the header settings of the theme option and how we can setup the header using different controls available to us. Also, we learned about the difference between the header settings in the theme options and the Pro theme header builder feature. The next step is to learn more about the Footer Settings.

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