The footer is the bottom section of your site, below your page content. The footer is often where visitors look first for contact information, social icons, FAQs, and links to important information.
All templates except Wells include an editable footer, which displays on every page of your site. You can customize it with your own content, or leave it empty. Some templates offer additional footer areas that only display on individual pages.
This guide reviews how to add content to a footer and which types of footers are available on each template.
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Before you begin
- If your template has "Powered by Squarespace" text in the footer, visit Removing "Powered by Squarespace" from your site to learn how to remove or edit it.
- Depending on your template, your footer may display social links automatically or may have a Social Links Block in place. To learn more, visit Displaying social icons.
- If your footer doesn't have any content, an empty Text Block may appear as a placeholder. It can't be removed, but it won't be publicly visible.
- Footer content doesn’t transfer between templates. To learn more, visit Switching templates FAQ.
Add blocks to the footer
When you add content to the site footer, it appears on all pages of your site. To edit, scroll down to the very bottom of any page and follow the steps below to add blocks:
- Hover over the footer area and click Edit in the annotation.
- Click an Insert Point or the +.
- Select any block from the menu.
- Continue adding blocks until you complete your desired layout. For detailed steps, visit Adding blocks.
- Click Save to publish your changes.
Some popular blocks for footers are:
- Text Block - Add any custom text. This is useful for adding an address, copyright, or a text link.
- Social Links Block - Add icons that link to your social media profiles, if your footer doesn't have built-in social icons.
- Newsletter Block - Add a newsletter subscription form.
- Button Block - Add a call-to-action for people who've reached the end of your content.
Tip: To add a symbol to your footer, like a copyright or telephone symbol, follow our steps for adding special characters.
Note: Some templates only allow you to add one column of blocks to the footer. See the footer options by template table for details.
- The pre-footer displays on every page of your site.
- If you remove all content from the pre-footer, it won't display to visitors, but you'll see the space for it when you're logged in and editing your site.
- You can give it unique font styling and its own background color in the Style Editor.
Hover over the pre-footer area and click Edit in the annotation, then use the same steps for adding blocks to a footer.
Some templates offer an additional option called the page footer. Page footers don't display site-wide; they only appear on the page where you added them.
Page footers are available in these templates:
- Montauk, Julia, Kent, Om
To learn more, visit Adding a page header or footer.
Footer options by template
Here's a description of each template's footer options. Templates are grouped by family.
|Bedford, Anya, Bryant, Hayden||
|Brine, Aria, Basil, Blend, Burke, Cacao, Clay, Ethan, Fairfield, Feed, Foster, Greenwich, Hatch, Heights, Hunter, Hyde, Impact, Jaunt, Juke, Keene, Kin, Maple, Margot, Marta, Mentor, Mercer, Miller, Mojave, Moksha, Motto, Nueva, Pedro, Polaris, Pursuit, Rally, Rover, Royce, Sofia, Sonny, Sonora, Stella, Thorne, Vow, Wav, West||
|Montauk, Julia, Kent, Om||
|Pacific, Charlotte, Fulton, Horizon, Naomi||
|Skye, Foundry, Indigo, Ready, Tudor||
|Tremont, Camino, Carson, Henson||
|York, Artesia, Flores, Harris, Jasper, Jones, Lange, Shibori||
I can’t find the pre-footer
If you’re using a template in the Pacific family, you may have set the Prefooter to Content: Empty in the Style Editor. This hides your pre-footer from visitors and from editing. To make the pre-footer visible again:
- From the Home Menu, click Design, then click Style Editor.
- Scroll down to Prefooter.
- Using the drop-down, set Content to Content: Custom.
- Make style changes, if needed, like setting the background, heading, and text colors.
- Click Save at the top of the panel.
How will my footer look on a mobile device?
All Squarespace sites stack content on mobile. If your footer has multiple blocks, this might cause all blocks to stack vertically on mobile. While you build your footer or pre-footer, we recommend testing the mobile version of your site.
For more details, visit Page and block layout changes on mobile devices.
I can’t edit the address information in the footer
Can I add a page where the footer doesn't show?
On any template, you can add a Cover Page. This standalone page doesn't show the header or footer.