The local footer is located right above the global footer, which is the same university wide. The local footer is customizable for site builders. It can consist of a parent breadcrumb, a physical address, social media icons, and up to four columns of helpful links for site visitors. This is an example of a local footer for the Office of Information Technology:
Local footer properties are maintained in page properties and are inherited throughout the site. For this reason, each top-level page should have the appropriate local footer properties setup so that each child page can inherited those properties. This inheritance should remain consistent throughout the entire site but can be broken in special circumstances on by page level. When creating or editing a page, you can customize your local footer beginning with "Parent website breadcrumb" and ending with the selection of your site's columns.
Parent website breadcrumb: Select the ultimate parent website that should be display in the footer here. Site builders can select parent breadcrumb here. For example, Department of Surgery might choose to have a breadcrumb link to the main School of Medicine homepage.
Physical address: Site builders can select their address here and should submit a ticket if the information is not here or correct. This information is displayed in the local footer.
Social Media: Social media icons can be displayed in the local footer. This is a reusable content type and should only need to be created once. Site builders can create the content type in this area by hitting select and “Create a new item”. They can also create it in the content tab area on the dashboard. This content type can be maintained/edited in both places.
Local footer links (column footer links): Link groups are the reusable content type associated with the footer links. Link groups can be created in page properties as well as in the content tab on the dashboard in the same way as the social media icons. There can be up to four columns.
NOTE: Because this is a content type, you can select the groups (link groups) if you’ve already created them in the "Content" area. If you choose not to create link groups in the content area first, you can create them when you are setting up pages. This will allow you to create the groups only; site builders cannot add links here. This is more of a place holder. The groups created can be maintained and links can be added in the “Content” area in the dashboard. This is helpful if the site builder would like to setup their page footer properly but may be unsure of the specific links at that time. They can setup the appropriate groups and maintain the links in the dashboard without the added stress of going into individual pages to make changes once they have the links figured out
Link groups are column that container helpful links that are located in the local footer area. Setting them up in the "Content" area allows you to not only create the link groups themselves, it also allows you to add the helpful links to those groups as well. Here’s how you create them: