Header thumbs

Header thumbs 2.2

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
2.0, 2.1
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This XF2 add-on along with the entire collection can be purchased for $35.00 USD. Your Premium upgrade will allow you to download as many XF2 add-ons as you like for one year. Please see the entire collection located in the Resources area at this URL:



Adds three small images to your header.

Header thumbs change every five minutes. Clicking any of the three images will display a menu where you can see recently displayed header thumbs. A link to each image is provided, the link takes you to the thread where the image was originally posted.

Live Example:


(Example of Header thumbs)


(Example of Header thumbs menu)


(Example of Options page)


  • Adjustable image size
  • Images can be selected from any forum
  • Cron Entry will rotate images every 5 minutes
  • Responsive view hides header thumbs

Requires ImageMagick.

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

Admin Control Panel -> Setup - > 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 Andy-HeaderThumbs-2.2.zip and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/HeaderThumbs directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
Directory preparation:

Create a directory in your web root called /misc/ and set permissions to 0755.

Options page:
  1. Select the forum the attachments will be selected from.
  2. Enter the Thumb link and Thumb path.
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