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Local Footer Modifications

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Your local footer will contain default content that you will want to replace with your own information. 

Local Footer Example

You can edit the footer content by doing the following:

  1. Navigate to Configuration > System > Local Footer:
  2. You will be redirected to the footer configuration page:
    Local Footer Configuration Page
  3. Edit and replace the necessary input fields with your own information.

  4. Save!

Action and Social Links

The action and social links section contain multiple fields for you to add relative links.

An action link will contain the call to action arrow styling:

Footer Action Link

Social media links will display their corresponding icon based off the user’s Link text input

Social Links editing page:

editing footer social links

Social Links within the footer:

Site Vistor Footer Social Links View

Primary and Secondary Links

The Primary and Secondary Links have their own individual section for you to add links relative to your site. Each corresponding section has an input for a title followed by multiple links.

Sign Up Form

The Sign Up Form section allows you to add an outside sign up form (e.g. through Mailchimp, Google Forms, etc.) to your local footer. Once users have entered their e-mail address and clicked the submit button, they will be redirected to the related form.

The Sign Up Form section contains multiple fields.

  • In Signup Form Intro, enter any intro text, which will be displayed in the local footer.
  • In Form Action URL, enter the relevant external form URL copied from Google Forms, Mailchimp, etc.
  • In Form Method, select either GET or POST. For most use cases, GET will be the correct selection. If you are having issues accessing the form, try switching the form method.
  • In Signup Button Text, enter your desired button text.

Example local footer with Sign Up Form added:

Example Local Footer with Sign Up Form

Login Button

You can modify the Login Button text within the login button section. The button name is set to Web login by default.

Local Lockup

The local lockup section allows you to customize your site's signature logo lockup, which is a combination of a wordmark/logo and the name of an individual school, official department, administrative unit, institute, center or lab.

  • Note: The lockup logo field will not accept logos over 4 MB.

The default lockup contains the Stanford wordmark and your site name, all on one line. For the example below, the site name was set to be "University".

Default footer lockup

Site managers also have the ability to customize their lockup configuration by selecting from a list of lockup options, which follow a pattern similar to what is shown in the image below.


For a full list of lockup options and information on configuring your site's local footer lockup, see Managing Department Branding and Logo Lockup Options.

Content Blocks

The content blocks section provides the ability to add text within content blocks in the local footer.

There are three content blocks available (Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary).

Local Footer Content Blocks

After adding text to a content block and saving, it will be displayed according to that content block's location in the local footer (left, center, or right). The Primary Content Block is located to the left, the Secondary Content Block is located in the center, and the Tertiary Content Block is located to the right.

Content Blocks Locations


If you don't want a link to display, you'll need to remove all content from the URL and link text fields.