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Page Header

The header is displayed at the top of every page. It contains site-wide components like the logo, top utility menu and search bar.

Command Header

Site Logo and Title

The site logo is displayed in the top left of the header. Pick the image you'd like to use in the "Site Logo" image picker in the subsite configuration, it will automatically be scaled to 36px by 32px, so pick a square image larger than that. The text next to the logo is the "Title" set in the subsite configuration.

The image and title act as a single link to the homepage.

Top Search Box

The top search box lets users search for content on the site. The box contains the default placeholder text "Search...".

If search suggestions are enabled, up to four content suggestions are shown once three characters have been typed into the box. This list of suggestions is updated as further characters are entered. Selecting a suggestion will take the user directly to that content.

A search will be performed using the content of the box if a user presses the enter key or the search icon.

When a user performs a search, the results are displayed on an article using the Search template. Pick your site's main search article using the "Search" article picker in the subsite configuration.

For full details of the search functionality, see the Search template article.

Top Utility Menu

The top utility menu is used to hold links to important pages on the site. These could include links to accessibility information or the site's login article.

The items displayed in this menu are links to the child articles of the article selected in the "Top utilities" article picker in the subsite configuration. The top utility article is normally turned off so that it doesn't appear in the site navigation and breadcrumb.

Care should be taken over the number of articles that appear here. The menu will wrap onto further rows to accommodate a large number of items.

Site Alert

Beneath the main header content an optional site alert can be displayed. If enabled this alert will appear on every page of the site.

To turn the panel on, select an article in the "Site Alert article" asset picker in the subsite configuration. The alert displays the heading of the article, which acts as a link to the full article, along with the summary or introductory text. To turn the alert off, remove the article from the asset picker in the subsite configuration.

Last modified on 27 June 2023

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