The local footer is an optional content type that can be added to your site. Positioned above the Global footer, the Local footer can be applied to an entire section (e.g. a whole department or research group website), and will display on every page throughout your site structure.

A Local footer provides a useful way of communicating key contact details, important links or social media without having to repeatedly add them on individual pages. The footer helps to make your site more usable, helping visitors who arrive at the end of your page to find a relevant piece of content and continue their session on your site.

It is also useful for search engine optimization (SEO), as search engines, like Google, are pointed towards your site's 'best' pages.

Here is a live example

An example of the Local footer is displayed at the bottom of the page (grey area). Only Power Users are able to add a Local footer to a section, if you'd like to add one to your site please contact your Faculty Web Officer.

Plan your Local footer content

A Power User (Faculty Web Officer) will add your Local footer to your site as a hidden sub-section below the first page on which it should appear. By default, the local footer will then appear on every page below the first page.

There are six different content types that can be added to the local footer, but only four of these can be displayed at any one time.

The six different content types available are:

Content type nameHow should I use it?
Local footer address Use to add your address to the local footer
Local footer general content Use to add general content to the local footer. You can include a heading and subheading, as well as a content area with a maximum of 200 characters. This could be a brief introduction/overview of your site
Local footer images Use to add images to the local footer. This could be partners' logos or other key images.
Local footer links list Use to add a list of links to the local footer. You can add up to five links.
Local footer social Use to add social media links to the local footer. You can include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google Plus, iTunes and Flickr.
Local footer text block Use to add a block of text to the local footer. You can include a maximum of 500 characters.