SharePoint Modern Communication Site No Code Feature For Header, Footer And Navigation

Introduction

 

In this article, we will explore how to modify the Header, Footer and Navigation in SharePoint modern communication site without using any custom code.

In earlier versions of SharePoint communication sites, when we needed any branding modification in the header, footer, or navigation, we used to go to the SharePoint Framework Extension, named Application Customizer, to apply the custom branding code functionality. In Application Customizer, a lot of manual efforts were needed for applying the basic changes in the header, footer, and navigation like changing the font color, background, text alignment, etc.

Currently, Microsoft introduced some new features in the communication site for making the changes in the look and feel of the header, footer, and navigation. Now, the users have no need to add custom code. Thus, the manual efforts for branding on the header, footer, and navigation are reduced.

Now, we can quickly and easily customize the look of our SharePoint communication site. Let us explore the process step by step.

Header

 
Customize the site header and apply branding.
  • Navigate to your SharePoint online Communication site ->Open Site
  • Change the look settings are located under Settings SharePoint Modern Communication Site No Code Feature For Header, Footer And Navigation in the top right corner of your SharePoint site
  • Select the “Header” link
  • Follow the numerical point as shown in below screenshot.

    SharePoint Modern Communication Site No Code Feature For Header, Footer And Navigation

  • Select either the Standard header layout or the Compact option which moves all header content to a single line.
  • Click Change to add a site logo.
  • Select a header background to change the background color of your site header.
  • Click Apply to save your changes.
  • Follow the numerical point as shown in below screenshot.
SharePoint Modern Communication Site No Code Feature For Header, Footer And Navigation
 

Footer

 
Add the footer in the site and customize the site footer for applying the branding.
  • Navigate to your SharePoint online Communication site ->Open Site
  • Change the look settings are located under Settings in the top right corner of your SharePoint site
  • Select the “footer” link
  • Follow the numerical point as shown in the below screenshot.

    SharePoint Modern Communication Site No Code Feature For Header, Footer And Navigation

  • Toggle the Footer visibility switch to On to add a footer to your site.
  • Click Upload to add your logo image to the footer. The image is automatically resized.
  • To add a name for your footer, toggle the switch to On and enter the name.
  • Click Save to save your changes.
  • Follow the numerical point as shown in below screenshot.
SharePoint Modern Communication Site No Code Feature For Header, Footer And Navigation
 

Navigation

 
Customize the site and change your navigation style/branding.
  • Navigate to your SharePoint online Communication site ->Open Site
  • Change the look -- settings are located under Settings in the top right corner of your SharePoint site
  • Select the “Navigation” link
  • Follow the numerical point as shown in the below screenshot.

    SharePoint Modern Communication Site No Code Feature For Header, Footer And Navigation

  • Select one of the following options: Megamenu / Cascading
  • Click Save to save your changes.
  • Follow the numerical point as shown in the below screenshot.

    SharePoint Modern Communication Site No Code Feature For Header, Footer And Navigation

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