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Header Thumbs 1.8

Adds three small images to your header. Images change every 10 minutes. Images link back to post.

  1. AndyB
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.2
    • 1.3
    • 1.4
    • 1.5

    Header Thumbs will display three small images in your header. The images are attachments that your members have posted. Images will change every 10 minutes. Images when clicked will display the message the attachment was posted in.

    Live Example:

    South Bay Riders

    Your members will love this add-on!

    (Example of Header Thumbs)


    (Example of Options)


    • Adjustable image size
    • Images can be selected from any forum
    • Cron job will rotate images every 10 minutes
    • Responsive view hides header
    • Requires exec() execution.
    • Requires ImageMagick.

      To check if your server has ImageMagick, do the following:

      Admin CP -> Options -> Attachments -> Default Image Processor

      You should be able to select "ImageMagick PECL Extension". If you cannot select this, you will need to contact your web host provider and ask them to install ImageMagick with PECL.
    1. Download headerthumbs_v1.8.zip and unzip it.
    2. Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location is library/Andy.
    3. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
    4. Upload the addon-HeaderThumbs_v1.8.xml file
    5. Click the Install Add-on button.
    Image and text file preparation:

    Create a folder in your document root called /misc/ and set permissions to 777.



    In the /misc/ folder, create six files and chmod each one to 777. The file names need to be:


    Forum preparation:

    Normally you will have one particular forum you will want to draw images from, for example a "Pictures" forum. Be sure to get the forum ID of the forum you want to draw pictures from and enter the number into the Header Thumbs Options page.

    Note if you're creating a new forum for pictures, you will want to create a thread with a minimum of three picture attachments. Make sure each picture has a file name that ends in .jpg and that each image is larger than 400px height.

    CSS adjustments:

    To make changes to CSS, please edit the following template:


    Style Properties:

    The Height of Header Logo needs to be set to 110px:


    Sending a donation:

    If you like this add-on, please consider sending a small donation.


    Thank you.

Recent Updates

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Recent Reviews

  1. kisanjong
    Version: 1.6
    I was unsure about this addon at first but after installing it i have to say Andy did it again and created another nice feature!

    Great job Andy

    Thanks for another addon :)
  2. m3commish
    Version: 1.6
    I had a little trouble understanding the install of this addon. No worries, Andy was gracious and patient enough to come to the rescue! This is one of our forums favorite addons. Keep up the good work, Andy!
  3. RichardGaspa
    Version: 1.5
    Downloaded, installed and setup Header Thumbs 1.5 addon as easy as 1,2,3. Worked well the very first time. Looking great and already been getting comments from my members about this new feature. - Thanks AndyB
  4. Axel B
    Axel B
    Version: 1.4
    I would give this addon a sixth star if it was possible. All of Andy's addons are absolute gems. This addon however is more than brilliant. It makes the forum something your members 'own'. The thumbs generated are their photo's. Awsome!
  5. ray6
    Version: 1.0
    woow very nice