Many templates include an editable footer, which is a great way to display content consistently across your site. Footers work well for contact information, social icons, and links to important information. Some templates also offer per-page footers and pre-footers, which provide more space beyond the page content area.
This guide will teach you how to add content to a footer and which templates offer footers.
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Before you begin
- Your template may have "Powered by Squarespace" placeholder text in the footer. To learn how to remove or edit it, visit Removing "Powered by Squarespace" from your site.
- Depending on your template, your footer may display social links automatically or may have a Social Links Block in place. To learn more about how your template displays social icons, 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.
Step 1 - Open the footer editor
To edit your footer, hover over the title on any page and click Edit.
Note: If you don't see the Edit annotation, collapse the site preview by clicking the arrow in the top-left corner of your site, or pressing the Escape key. Annotations are also not available while in the Style Editor.
Hover over the footer and click Edit in the annotation.
Step 2 - Add blocks
Click an Insert Point.
Select a block from the Block Menu, and continue adding blocks until you complete your desired layout. 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 social media profiles. This is useful if your template doesn't have default social icons.
- Newsletter Block - Add a newsletter subscription form.
Click Save to publish your changes.
Note: Some templates only allow you to add one column of blocks to the footer: Adirondack, Galapagos, Wexley, and the Avenue site-wide footer.
Step 3 - Add blocks to the pre-footer
Some templates offer an optional second site-wide footer (called a "pre-footer") for adding extra content. To differentiate between the footers, you can add section-specific font styling and give it its own background color in the Style Editor.
If you add content to the pre-footer, it will appear on all pages on 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.
Add blocks to the pre-footer in the same way you add blocks to the footer. Hover over it and click Edit in the annotation.
For templates that offer pre-footers, see the chart at the end of this guide.
Footer options by template
Here's a description of each template's footer options. Templates are grouped by family.
Split on left and right side for all pages.
Only supports one column of blocks.
Site footer supports one column of blocks. Display depends on the Layout Style tweak.
Layout Style: Left or Right - Site footer is split on left and right side for all pages--right side social links only. Left side supports blocks.
Layout Style: Center - Site footer matches content width for all pages. Social links display below.
Additional per-page footers. These support multiple columns of blocks and match content width.
|Aviator, Aubrey, Encore||Matches content width for all pages.|
|Bedford, Anya, Bryant, Hayden||
Regular footer and pre-footer matches content width for all pages.
|Brine, Aria, Basil, Burke, Cacao, Clay, Ethan, Fairfield, Feed, Foster, Greenwich, Hatch, Heights, Hunter, Hyde, Jaunt, Juke, Keene, Lincoln, Maple, Margot, Marta, Mentor, Mercer, Miller, Mojave, Moksha, Motto, Nueva, Polaris, Rally, Rover, Sofia, Sonny, Sonora, Thorne, Wav, West||Three editable blocks areas, footer navigation, and business information display in footer. Folders in footer navigation can display as columns.|
|Farro, Haute||Matches content width on all pages. Footer Navigation displays above the footer blocks area. Folders display as page links instead of a drop-down menu. The footer blocks area follows the content inset.|
Regular footer matching content width on all pages and additional per-page footers.
Left-aligned footer on all pages. Connected accounts display on the right.
Matches content width for all pages except Gallery Pages and Index Pages.
Split on left and right side for all pages. Both sides only support one column of blocks.
Secondary Navigation displays below.
Right-aligned footer on all pages.
Marquee, Adversary, Alex, Eamon, Ginger, Mint, Shift
Matches content width on all pages. Secondary Navigation appears above.
Matches content width on all pages except Gallery Pages and Index Pages.
|Montauk, Julia, Kent, Om||
Per-page footers, left-aligned info footer on all pages, and regular footer matching content width on all pages.
Info footer displays social icons on the right.
Matches content width on all pages.
|Pacific, Charlotte, Fulton, Horizon, Naomi||
Regular footer and pre-footer matches content width for all pages. Secondary Navigation appears between the two.
|Skye, Foundry, Indigo, Ready, Tudor||
Matches content width on all pages. Footer Navigation displays below editable blocks area. Certain blocks follow the content inset.
Matches content width on all pages except Gallery Pages.
|Tremont, Camino, Carson, Henson||Matches content width on all pages except the Index landing page.|
Matches content width on all pages. Only supports one column of blocks.
|York, Artesia, Flores, Harris, Jasper, Jones, Lange, Shibori||Matches content width on all pages. Most pages support per-page footers.|