How to Disable Footer in SharePoint Online Communication Sites?

Requirement:  Disable Footer in SharePoint Online Communication Sites

Although the footer section is handy, you may have to disable the footer in some scenarios. For example, you may not have the right content and links for the footer, or you want to keep the UI clean and hide the SharePoint Online footer section. This article will show you how to hide the SharePoint Online footer in communication sites.

remove sharepoint online communication site footer

You can enable or disable the footer section in SharePoint Online sites through the web browser interface. To hide the footer in SharePoint Online modern sites, follow these steps:

  • Browse the site in the browser >> Click on Settings >> Select “Change the Look” from the site settings menu >> Click on Footer 
  • Set the “Footer Visibility” to Off and save.

Use this PowerShell script to hide the footer from the communications site:

#Variable
$SiteURL= "https://crescent.sharepoint.com/sites/corporate"

#Connect to PnP Online
Connect-PnPOnline $SiteURL -Credentials (Get-Credential)

#Get the Web
$Web = Get-PnPWeb 

#Disable Footer for Root Web
$web.FooterEnabled = $False
$Web.Update()
Invoke-PnPQuery

If you want to enable the footers again, change $web.FooterEnabled = $True. It is worth noting that the footers are available only for communication site templates today! (Not on Team sites). You can also use the Set-PnPFooter cmdlet as:

#Config Variables
$SiteURL = "https://crescent.sharepoint.com/sites/Retail"

#Connect to PnP Online
Connect-PnPOnline -Url $SiteURL -Interactive

#Enable Footer
Set-PnPFooter -Enabled:$true

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - SharePoint Expert with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. Love to Share my knowledge and experience with the SharePoint community, through real-time articles!

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