Thursday, 30 July 2020

How to add, edit and Remove Footer links in Modern communication site

In previous blogs we learn how can we enable footer and set logo and footer text on SharePoint Online Modern Communication site. If you have not gone through that you can use below link to check that post.


In this blog, we are going to see what are the options to add links. So let's get started.

Once you enable footer, you can see footer in the bottom of the footer.

Add Footer Links:
To add footer links, follow below steps:
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  • Click on Edit.
    Note – If you do not see this, then you do not have enough permission.
  • It will open new panel in the left side of the screen.

  • If you want to display links to specific group, enable Site navigation audience targeting. We will discuss about this in detail in next blog

  • Click on “+” icon to add new link.
  • When you click “+” icon, it will open dialog besides it. You need to fill below values:
    • Choose whether you want to add link or label
      • If you select link, you can provide “Address”. In this you can specify URL where user will be redirect on click.

      • If you select label, address field is disabled.

    • Provide Display Name. 
    • Click OK.
  • Repeat above steps to add more links/ label. You can total 8 links. After 8 links add button will be disabled.

  • Click “Save” once all changes are done.
  • Refresh page to see result if you don't see changes after save click.

Edit Footer Links:
    To edit footer text, follow below steps:
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page. 
    • Click on Edit.
      Note – If you do not see this, then you do not have enough permission.

    • It will open new panel in the left side of the screen.
    • Click on “…” beside link / label. 
    • It provides multiple options like
      • Edit - It will provide option to edit
      • Move Up - It will move current link to one step up.
      • Move Down - It will move current link to one step down. 
      • Remove - It will remove the link

    • Click on Edit.
    • It will open edit link dialog. This will be same as we explain in add link.
    • Make changes and click OK.
    • Click Save.
    • Refresh page to see result if you don't see changes after save click

    Remove Footer Links:
    To remove footer text, follow below steps:
    • Scroll to the bottom of the page. 
    • Click on Edit.
      Note – If you do not see this, then you do not have enough permission.

    • It will open new panel in the left side of the screen.
    • Click on “…” beside link / label. It will provide multiple option. 
    • Click on remove.

    • Click Save.
    • Refresh page to see result if you don't see changes after save click.


    In next blog we will check out the audience targeting settings for the Footer links. 

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