Do you want to display consistent header and footer content sitewide and across all your landing pages?
In this post you will discover how this feature works and how to get the most out of it.
Headers, Footers & Other Global Elements
If you aren't familiar with Symbols yet, take a look at this post to get acquainted. In one important aspect, headers and footers are the same as Symbols: when you edit them in one place, they update everywhere.
Templates & Layouts
As usual, we're not only providing you with a new feature, we've also added ready-made templates for you to choose from.
Our starter set of templates. More to be added soon.
You can choose and modify any of these templates to suit your needs. Of course, you can also build your own templates, completely from scratch. And because you have all of the features in Thrive Architect at your disposal, you can create any layout and design you can imagine.
Headers come with a few specific features that give you more control over how the header behaves on a page.
The first determines whether your header is placed above the content of your page or whether it covers the content. The "cover" option is useful for transparent headers such as this one:
The second determines the scroll behavior of the header. The options are pretty self explanatory. You can make your header stick to the top of the viewport while scrolling or you can make it disappear on scroll-down and appear on scroll-up.
Update: Headers In Thrive Theme Builder
With the March 2020 release of Thrive Theme Builder, we’ve made it even easier to build, design, and rapidly deploy custom headers for your WordPress site in almost any conceivable way.
You can still find your custom headers in the Thrive Dashboard under Global Elements, or load up individual custom headers on a specific page directly within Thrive Architect, but now we’ve made it easier to create and edit global site-wide headers, especially during the initial stages of a new site buildout.
When installing Thrive Theme Builder on a new site, you’ll be given the option to walk through a 10 step “site building wizard,” in which creating and setting your global header happens in Step # 2.
From this screen, click on “Select a Header,” and you’ll be able to choose from one of dozens of header templates that you can customize, or you can build one from scratch.
Additionally, with Thrive Theme Builder, you can easily set and use diverse headers across your site for different use cases.
For example, if you want one header to display on every single blog post, but a different header to display on your main website pages, you can build these directly into post and page templates, so when you create a new blog post it will already come with your desired header pre-loaded.
Help Us Make This Feature Even Better
We hope you enjoy this first release of our Headers & Footers feature. We are working on a few updates to this feature already, including more templates. Also, you may have noticed that we stealth-released some feature improvements for the custom menu element a while ago. In our next update, we will enhance this element further and make it easier to use and customize.
We'd love to hear from you: what additions do you want to see, to make the Headers & Footers feature even better? Let us know by leaving a comment below and by voting on the suggestions you'd most like to see implemented.