Enabling the Global Footer

The Global Footer is an important part of externally-facing university websites. It provides links to common pages throughout the arizona.edu website ecosystem, and helps those who have navigated to a Quickstart site from arizona.edu get back to where they came from. It also provides social links and easy access to common resources.

Enabling the Global Footer will populate pre-configured content into your footer. All of the links in the Global Footer are configurable and may be changed.

When you enable the Global Footer, you should also enable the Social Media Links component of the footer. These links are configurable. Enabling this module completes the look of the Global Footer.

Here is an image of the Global Footer and its various components.

The global footer is made up of:

  • The footer logo (modified in Appearance > UA Zen)
  • Three UAQS Footer Links Bean Blocks
    • UAQS Footer Links Bean - Main Block
    • UAQS Footer Links Bean - Information For Block
    • UAQS Footer Links Bean - Topics Block
  • UAQS Social Media Block (you may modify this block and not lose your changes)

You may add other blocks to the footer by removing one of the blocks that is there and replacing it. However, keep in mind that this footer serves the external UA community, and so if you are building an externally-facing site, think carefully about what belongs in the global footer to maintain consistency across arizona.edu websites.

 

Global footer blocks are initially set up with demo content links that can be deleted or reset via the Drupal migrate module.  You can do this via the command line via drush, or in the Drupal migrate UI.  You must first enable the migrate_ui module on your site to use the migrate_ui workflow.  There is a ticket to decouple this demo content from the uaqs_navigation_global_footer module and move it to the uaqs_demo module, but this shouldn't affect existing implementations on existing sites.