How To Enable Footer In A SharePoint Modern Communication Site


SharePoint Online introduces Modern Sites and with it introduced OOTB Footer. Generally, we are not used to it, but one of our customers wanted to learn more about it and asked us to prepare a document on it.
We thought that as it has been some time, we will get a detailed blog on it easily. But it seems it is been described only in Microsoft Document. I have put a reference to it at the end of this post. It is good but it seems very less described and not updated with new updates. So I am trying to explain it in as detail as I can in this footer series. Let's get started.
First of all, we need to make sure the Footer is enabled in the Modern Communication SharePoint site.
  • Footer is not available in the Modern Team site as of now.
  • Footer will be enabled by default for all new communication sites after the feature is rolled out. If you can see the footer on your modern communication site, skip these steps
Follow the below steps to enable the Footer:
  • Click on “Settings”.
  • Click on the “Change the look” option.

    If you are not seeing this option then you do not have enough permission on this site.
  • Click on Footer
  • Make sure the footer is enabled. If not enable it.
  • Once you enable it, it will show a different option. We will look into them in the next post. Click Save.
  • Once you enable it, it will display it at the bottom of the page. 
You can enable this using PowerShell as well. For this, you will need PNP Powershell installed in your system. In case you don't have PNP PowerShell Set up, check this blog.
Below is the PNP PowerShell command to enable footer:
Connect-PnPOnline -Url "<SiteURL>" –Credentials (Get-Credential)
Set-PnPFooter -Enabled:$false
Let's configure the footer in the next blog.