Configure a header block

A header block is a visual element placed at the top of pages. It provides a place for branding and other important site-wide functionality.

Before you begin

Role required: content_admin or admin

About this task

Some of the options that are available in headers include, global search, text size toggle, menus for navigational purposes, and the user name with logout link.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Content Management > Blocks > Headers.
  2. Click New.
  3. Complete the form.
    Table 1. Header form
    Field Description
    Name Type a unique name for the header block.
    Background Select a background for the header logo and menus.
    • None - No background is rendered.
    • Gradient/Image - Specify an image or gradient image to serve as the background.
    • Colored Bars - Specify colors for three different sections of the header, top, middle, and bottom.
    Image If Background is Gradient/Image, upload an image for the header block background. For gradients, upload a gradient image.
    Top bar color If Background is Colored Bars, enter a CSS color or color name to use as the background for the top menu.
    Middle bar color If Background is Colored Bars, enter a CSS color or color name to use as the background for the logo and text.
    Bottom bar color If Background is Colored Bars, enter a CSS color or color name to use as the background for the bottom menu.
    Logo Select a logo image. The image is also a link to the main page.
    Active Select this check box to make the block available for use.
    Text Type the text to display beside the logo.
    Conditional Select the check box and type any scripted conditions to apply in the Condition script field that appears.
    Category Select a category to provide organization for the header block. The category also determines the detail page in which header block links open. Detail pages often display information in different ways.
    Top Menu Select a navigational menu block to use as a menu above the logo.
    Bottom Menu Select a navigational menu block to use as a menu below the logo.
    Height Specify the height for the header.
    Search Select this check box to add a search element in the header.
    Font sizer Select this check box to include text sizing controls in the header.
    Login Select this check box to include a login link in the header. If the user is logged in, this element displays the user name and a logout link. If you specify a login page on the site record, it is important to include a login link so users can enter their username and password.
    Chat Queue Select the chat queue that users access by clicking the Help Desk Chat button in the header. Clear the field to remove the button. This field appears only if the Chat plugin is active.