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The local footer is located right above the global footer, which is the same university-wide. The local footer can be customized by 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. The following is an example of a local footer for the Office of Information Technology (visit the site to see this footer live):
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 inherit those properties. This inheritance should remain consistent throughout the entire site but can be broken in special circumstances on a 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 parent website if you would like one displayed in the footer. For example, the Department of Surgery site might choose to have a breadcrumb link to the main School of Medicine homepage.
Physical address: Select the department/office address. Please submit a ticket if the address information is not available or correct.
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. You can create the content type in this area by clicking Select and “Create a new item”. You can also create and manage social media links in the Content tab.
Local footer links (column footer links): You can select up to four link groups to show in the local footer. If you've already created link groups, you can select them here and make edits.
To create a link group, click Select and “Create a new item”. However, you won't be able to add individual links to the new link group in Title & Properties. The instructions below for Creating link groups provide details on how to add links to a new link group from the Content tab.
Link groups are columns containing helpful links that are located in the local footer of a site. The following instructions detail how to set up link groups in the Content tab: