Avada offers a range of 7 customizable Header Layouts to suit your site's needs. To select your Header layout, navigate to Avada > Theme Options > Header > Header Content. Each Header Layout offers a different look and set of options, so it is important to familiarise yourself with each one.
The Header Layouts display at the very top of the page by default, but in the Theme Options (Avada > Theme Options > Header > Header Content) there are also options to display the header at the left or the right of the page, as well as above or below any Slider. The main menu height, header padding and logo margin options will auto adjust based off your selection for ideal aesthetics. Let's take a deeper look at each individual Header Layout.
Header 1 is a simple layout, with the Logo on the left and the menu on the right. The Logo is inserted through the Theme Options at Avada > Theme Options > Logo > Default Logo. Note that there is also a field, directly below the default Logo, for a Retina Logo, which should be exactly twice the size of the default Logo. This is so the logo is crisp on Retina enabled screens. For more information on Retina, please read this article. It is also possible to use SVG logos in Avada.
For the menu items to show in the Header, you must first create a menu in Appearances > Menus, and then allocate the menu to the Main Navigation Display Location. For menu styling, navigate to Avada > Theme Options > Menu > Main Menu for a large variety of styling options, as well as the Avada Menu Options found in the individual menu items in the WordPress Menus.
Header 2 has the addition of a Header Top Section, which offers a space, both to the left and to the right, for additional content. The options for both the left and the right sections are: Contact Info, Social Links, Navigation or Leave Empty. These options are applied via the Header Content 1 and 2 options in the Avada > Theme Options > Header > Header Content section.
Contact Info is entered directly below the Header Content 3 option. There is a Phone Number For Contact Info field, and an Email Address For Contact Info field.
If populated, the email address will be automatically linked with a "mailto:" html tag. Additionally, you can make the Phone Number clickable, by using the "tel" html tag, when entering the number. Example below.
Header 2 also has a 3px line at the very top of the menu, which gets its color from the Site Color, found in Avada > Theme Options > Colors > Primary Color. By default the Header Top background color is white, but it can be changed to any combination of color and transparency you wish, via the Color Picker found at Avada > Theme Options > Header > Header Top Background Color.
Header 3 is essentially the same as Header 2, but with a few small differences. The thin 3px line at the top is removed and the Header Top section, by default, takes on the primary theme color. Of course, this can be changed via Avada > Theme Options > Header > Header Styling to any color and transparency you wish.
Header 4 makes changes to the logo and menu area. The Header Top section is the same as in the previous Header layout, but below that, the middle section contains the Logo to the left and adds a configurable middle right section to the Header layout. This section is configured via Avada > Theme Options > Header > Header Content > Header Content 3. The possible combinations are: Tagline and Search (default), Search, Tagline, Banner, and Leave Empty. If you choose Tagline and Search, or Tagline you will see another field for setting the tagline, and if you choose Banner, a field for the Banner Code will appear. Both of these fields will be visible at the bottom of the Header Content Theme Options Section when the corresponding option is selected.
The Menu in Header 4 is situated in a bottom section of the Header layout, and is centred by default. There is, however, an option to position the menu alternatively to the left or to the right. This option is found under Avada > Theme Options > Menu> Main Menu Typography > Main Menu Text Align.
Header 5 keeps the three sections of the previous layout, but removes the middle right section, and centers both the Logo and the Menu by default.
The Logo alignment is however configurable by the Avada > Theme Options > Logo > Logo Alignment option, and like Menu Layout 4, the Menu alignment can be configured at Avada > Theme Options > Menu> Main Menu Typography > Main Menu Text Align.
Header 6 is a fixed responsive layout. It has a centred logo, and a search icon and a mobile menu on the far right. The Search icon can be toggled on or off via the Avada > Theme Options > Menu > Mobile Menu > Display Mobile Menu Search Icon/Field. The Mobile Menu icon triggers a Flyout Menu, which, as noted below, only shows parent items. You can configure the Flyout Menu via the Avada > Theme Options > Menu > Flyout Menu options.
Header 7 is the latest addition to the Header Layouts, and is a very minimalistic layout. It has a fixed centered logo, with menu items displayed on either side. There are no other specific options for this Header Layout.
Mobile Header Layouts
As Avada is a responsive theme, ALL Header Layouts transform to a Mobile Header Layout, when the size of the viewport reaches the pixel dimensions specified in the Avada > Theme Options > Responsive > Header Responsive Breakpoint are reached. The default value is 800px.
For more information on Mobile Header Layouts and their settings, please read our article on Mobile Menu Settings.