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Header thumbs

Header thumbs 2.2

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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.
First release
Last update
5.00 star(s) 3 ratings

Latest updates

  1. See description

    Header thumbs v2.2 changes: Added Limit to options page. Header thumb menu now show the last...
  2. See description

    Header thumbs v2.1 changes: Fixed issue dealing with header thumbs sometimes not updating due...
  3. See description

    Header thumbs v2.0 changes: Added Header thumbs menu. This allows viewing the past 30 header...

Latest reviews

Love it. I used to always get questions about images from my users and now they enjoy being able to find the original post where the images were shared.
Installed this add-on last night. Easy installation and works well. It adds a nice touch to the top of the forum, and my members are going to really like this.
This is actually a very nice little addon that Andy has, which he has debugged with my input. Members love to watch the changing of these photos. It could be improved by having the photos slide by, and allowing the adjustment of the speed, etc.