Customizing your Footer

The Footer is a customizable line or block of text the lives at the bottom of each page in your digital workplace.

The footer of a digital workplace.

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Use Cases

A workplace administrator can add links and other useful information to a footer. This information will remain constant throughout your workplace.

Social media

Using the social media icons and/or links within your footer makes it simple to access your company social media pages directly from your digital workplace.

Quick links

Keeping frequently used quick links in your digital workplace footer helps create a consistent user experience. Members of the digital workplace will know items they need on a regular basis will be accessible from the footer.

You can customize an additional footer within a Space. Spaces have their own footer options as they are somewhat like a mini-workplace. These links could be Space-specific if it is a department with commonly used resources external to the digital workplace.

Features and functionality

You can add custom text and links to your footer that will allow users to navigate to other parts of the digital workplace or to entirely different websites such as your company’s website. If you’ve written custom JavaScript that you need to execute everywhere in your digital workplace, the best place to load the script is inside the footer. Custom JavaScript can be uploaded to your digital workplace using the Folder Channel, and then called by using the WYSIWYG editor to modify the HTML source of the footer.

How to customize your footer

There are two places where a footer exists, one of them being the bottom of the website and the other is in a Space. There are two places where a footer can exist: at the bottom of the website or in a Space. The overall website footer can be seen throughout the entire digital workplace. The Space footer works exactly the same way as the website footer, except it is specific to a Space. To get to the Space Footer, select the Control Panel cog on the Navigation bar, and under Presentation, select Layout. Next, scroll to the bottom of the layout page to find the editor for the Space footer. The Space footer will sit above the digital workplace footer.

  1. Select  Control Panel.
  2. Under the Presentation tab, select Footer. The Footer option in the Control Panel.
  3. In the Footer text box, add links and other useful text to customize the look of your digital workplace, using the WYSIWYG editor. You can also add custom JavaScript within the Footer for extra functionality to your digital workplace.Editing the Footer.
  4. Select Save to apply changes.

Best practices 

If your digital workplace has been customized by Igloo, there will be custom JavaScript in the footer. Always check the source code tab to make sure there isn’t a custom script before deleting everything in the editor.