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The header is the part of your site that contains the logo and navigation. There are a lot of different ways to control the style of your header to help you create an appealing header for your site.

Header types

There are two types of headers available— shrinking and sticky. Shrinking headers are available on desktop and on the top bar header layout on tablet. Sticky headers are available on all devices. Mobile headers are always sticky by default.

Shrinking headers

The Shrinking Header is a smaller version of the site header, enabling you to keep important navigation information fixed without distracting users as they scroll down a page and without taking up too much space. It acts as a sticky header feature but condenses the size of the logos and other widgets in your header. It is particularly useful in sites that have large headers and sites that are designed for long scrolling. The shrinking header is available on desktop and for tablet only on the top bar header layout.

Header layouts

To change the header layout:

  1. Hover over the header and click Header.
  2. On the Design tab, select a new header layout. Using pre-designed headers helps save time in designing your site. You can always select a layout and then modify it afterward. If you are switching to a sticky header, you first need to disable the toggle for Shrinking Header on the Shrinking Header tab.


Selecting one of these layouts removes any existing content from the header section, so ensure you have a backup before selecting these options. When using one of these layouts the header becomes flexible and are not able to switch back to a fixed header.

Sticky headers

To make a header sticky, hover over the header, click Header, and select Set As Sticky Header. The header becomes static and stays in place when you scroll through pages in your site. If the option for Sticky Header is not available, you need to disable the toggle for Shrinking Header on the Shrinking Header tab.

Hide headers

To hide a header on a page:

  1. Hover over the bottom of the header, and click Header.
  2. Click Hide page header on, and select the device you want the header hidden on.

To unhide the header:

  1. In the side panel, click the Unhide Elements (icon under Settings.
  2. Click the Hide icon on the footer, and select Yes to unhide the header.

For more information, see Show Hidden Elements.

If the header contains one image, the logo of the site will be kept when moving between header layouts. In the case there is more than one image, or the logo is textual, the logo image is kept as in the layout. It is important to note that the headers between devices are not connected, so if you add a logo on desktop it is not automatically added to the other device types. The only exception is if the top bar header layout is used on tablet it will inherit any logo changes made on desktop.

If you delete the logo, re-add the image by dragging the image element back into the header, and set the link to go back to the homepage. For more information, see Image Widget

Other header options

There are other header options available in the design menu which let you further customize the look of your header.


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