Masthead display

This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto" > "Customize" > "Header" > "Masthead Image & Slideshow"

Choose from several different display options for your Masthead Area.

Do not Display Masthead

This option hides the entire Masthead area (and any Frame image) from all pages of your site. It simply will not display anywhere.

For options to hide the Masthead on only certain pages or page types, see “Hiding and Altering the Masthead Area” section further down this page.

Also, be aware that if you hide your Masthead Area while the Logo has been setup to be shown on the same line as your Masthead Area, your logo may not be seen – check your logo placement options.

Single Static Image

Upload a single masthead image into the “Masthead slideshow image” option area below this one. This image will then be displayed in your site’s header according to the header layout selected here:
“ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Header Area” > “Layout & Appearance”

Random Static Image

Each time a page of your site is loaded, a masthead image will be randomly selected to display in your masthead area until another page is loaded. Upload multiple masthead images into the “Masthead slideshow image” area.

Slideshow of Images

Each image will be automatically cycled through in a masthead slideshow according to your settings here:
“ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Header Area” > “Masthead Image & Slideshow” > “Masthead slideshow options”
(immediately under the “Masthead display” option area).

Be careful not to upload a normal photo as your “masthead frame image” by accident, or you may see only one image. Learn about masthead frame images in the Masthead Frame Image tutorial.

Custom Uploaded Flash .swf File

If you have a custom Adobe Flash file that you would like to use for your Masthead area, choose this option. Custom Flash files need to be a .swf file type that is exactly the dimensions required for your particular Masthead. You are also required to upload a fallback image that will display statically if the visitor doesn’t have Flash Player installed on their computer or device. Mobile devices are unable to display Flash content. (e.g., iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.)

Hiding and Altering the Masthead Area

This option is only available when you use the slideshow of images or custom Flash options. Even if you use only one image you must select the slideshow option to use these hiding controls.

masthead display options

Use these controls to alter the display of the masthead on specific types of pages

Choose the remove masthead option to hide the Masthead (and Frame Image, if used) completely from any page type checked to the right in this area.

Choose the show a single static masthead image option to turn off the Slideshow/Flash display in favor of one of your Masthead Images instead – again, check the page types to the right where this change should apply on your site, and use the dropbox to select which single image should be used on those page types you check. If you need to display a specific masthead image for a specific page of your site, please contact us for instructions, as the process can be a little complicated depending on your needs. (separate masthead slideshows for specific pages is not possible at this time)

Hiding the Masthead Area on specific Pages

ProPhoto includes a settings pane in each page/post editor you work with. Use this settings pane to show/hide the Masthead on a per-page basis when the options mentioned above do not provide enough control:

Display only your Masthead

Sometimes you want to display only a Masthead Slideshow. This is common on a static home page. The best approach is usually to hide or disable the Masthead Area and use a normal Slideshow Gallery in the content of the Home page. The Slideshow Gallery can even be set up to auto-play and hide the thumbnail/control strip from view. This leaves your Masthead available for other uses on the site.

But if the Masthead is what you want to use, you can hide other areas on your static home page – use the Hiding Elements Within ProPhoto guide to hide several features of your layout.

This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto 4" > "Customize" > "Header" > "Masthead Image & Slideshow"

Choose from several different display options for your Masthead Area.

Do not Display Masthead

This option hides the entire Masthead area (and any Frame image) from all pages of your site. It simply will not display anywhere.

For options to hide the Masthead on certain page types, see “Hiding and Altering the Masthead Area” section further down this page.

Single Static Image

Upload a single masthead image into the “Masthead slideshow image” option area below this one. This image will then be displayed in your site’s header according to the header layout selected here:
“ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Header Area” > “Layout & Appearance”

Random Static Image

Upload multiple masthead images into the “Masthead slideshow image” option area below this one. Each time a page of your site is loaded, one of these images will be randomly selected to display in your masthead area until another page is loaded.

Slideshow of Images

Upload multiple masthead images into the “Masthead slideshow image” boxes found below the Masthead display options. Each image will be automatically cycled through in a masthead slideshow according to your settings here:
“ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Header Area” > “Masthead Image & Slideshow” > “Masthead slideshow options”
(immediately under the “Masthead display” option area).

Make sure to upload masthead images as “masthead slideshow image 1, 2” etc. and not as a “masthead frame image.” Learn about masthead frame images in the Masthead Frame Image tutorial.

Custom Uploaded Flash .swf File

If you have a custom Adobe Flash file that you would like to use for your Masthead area, choose this option to display the proper upload box further down the screen. Custom Flash files need to be a .swf file type that is exactly the dimensions required for your particular Masthead. You are also required to upload a fallback image that will display statically if the visitor doesn’t have Flash Player installed on their computer.

Hiding and Altering the Masthead Area

This option is only available when you use the slideshow of image or custom Flash options.

There are settings for alternative masthead settings for different page types.

masthead display optionsChoose the remove masthead option to hide the Masthead (and Frame Image, if used) completely from any page type checked to the right in this area.

Choose the show a single static masthead image option to turn off the Slideshow/Flash display in favor of one of your Masthead Images instead – again, check the page types to the right where this change should apply on your site, and use the dropbox to select which single image should be used on those page types you check.

Hiding the Masthead Area on specific Pages

While ProPhoto does not yet provide the ability to hide the Masthead area on a per-page basis, there is a workaround using CSS code – we’ve explained how you can do this on our Hiding with CSS tutorial.

Display only your Masthead

Sometimes you want to display only a Masthead Slideshow. This is a common thing to do on a static home page. The best approach is usually to hide the Masthead Area and use a normal Slideshow Gallery in the content of the Home page. The Slideshow Gallery can even be set up to auto-play and hide the thumbnail/control strip from view. This leaves your Masthead available for other uses on the site.

But if the Masthead is what you want to use, you can hide other areas on your static home page – use the Hiding Elements Within ProPhoto guide to hide several areas. For any remaining items, see our Hiding with CSS tutorial.

This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"Appearance" > "P3 Customize" > "Header" > "Masthead Image & Slideshow"

Choose from several different display options for your main masthead area.

Single Static Image:

Upload a single masthead image into the option area immediately below this one.   This image will then be displayed in your site’s header according to the header layout selected in your “Appearance” > “P3 Customize” > “Header” > “Layout & Appearance” tab.

Random Static Image:

Upload multiple masthead images into the option areas immediately below this one.  Each time a page of your site is loaded, one of these images will be randomly selected to display in your masthead area until another page is loaded.

Built-in Flash Slideshow:

Upload multiple masthead images into the option areas below this one.  These images will then be automatically rotated in a flash masthead slideshow according to your settings in your “Appearance” > “P3 Customize” > “Header” > “Masthead Image & Slideshow” > “Masthead slideshow options” option area (immediately under this option area).

Custom Flash .swf File:

If you have a custom flash file that you would like to use for your masthead area, you can select that option here.  Custom flash files need to be a self-contained .swf file that is exactly the dimensions required for your particular masthead.  You are also required to upload a fallback image that will display statically if the visitor doesn’t have flash installed.  Then your custom flash file can be uploaded in your “Appearance” > “P3 Customize” > “Header” > “Masthead Image & Slideshow” > “Masthead custom flash movie” option area.

Hiding the Masthead Area

Remove the masthead entirely from your site’s header area.

Additionally, if you select either the built-in or custom flash options, there are optional settings for alternative masthead settings for different page types.

If you were using the built-in flash slideshow as above, the logic would be as follows:

  • Do you want the slideshow to display on every page, or just certain ones?
  • If you only want the slideshow on certain page types, which ones DON’T you want the slideshow to display on?
  • For the page types that you don’t want to display the slideshow, do you want to display a static image, or do you want to remove the masthead area entirely?
  • If you want to display a static image on these pages, which of your uploaded images do you want to display?

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