Set Footer in SharePoint Online Communication Site using PowerShell

Requirement: Set Footer in SharePoint Online Communication Site using PnP PowerShell

Go to the PnP Provisioning Schema repository on GitHub and build your provisioning template. https://github.com/SharePoint/PnP-Provisioning-Schema, Here is mine:

Provisioning Template XML for Footer Links:

<?xml version ="1.0"?>
<pnp:Provisioning xmlns:pnp="https://schemas.dev.office.com/PnP/2019/03/ProvisioningSchema">
 <pnp:Preferences/>
 <pnp:Templates ID="CONTAINER-TEMPLATE-c49f81cd-19d0-458d-a99d-1a616c252add">
  <pnp:ProvisioningTemplate ID="TEMPLATE-c49f81cd-19d0-458d-a99d-1a616c252add" Version ="1">
  <pnp:Footer Enabled="true" Name="" Logo="SiteAssets/logo.png" RemoveExistingNodes="true">
    <pnp:FooterLinks>
      <pnp:FooterLink DisplayName="Contact Us" Url="https://www.crescent.com/contact-us" />
      <pnp:FooterLink DisplayName="Site Map" Url="https://www.crescent.com/sitemap" />
      <pnp:FooterLink DisplayName="Privacy Policy" Url="https://www.crescent.com/privacy-policy" />
     </pnp:FooterLinks>
  </pnp:Footer>
  </pnp:ProvisioningTemplate>
  </pnp:Templates>
</pnp:Provisioning>

Make necessary changes and save this as an XML file. E.g., PnpFooter.xml

PowerShell to Apply Provisioning Template

Once the template is ready, apply the template to the site using the below PnP PowerShell script.

#Config Variables
$SiteURL = "https://crescent.sharepoint.com/sites/hr"
$TemplateXML  ="C:\Users\salaudeen\Desktop\PnpFooter.xml"
 
#Connect to PnP Online
Connect-PnPOnline -Url $SiteURL -Interactive

#Apply provisioning Template
Invoke-PnPSiteTemplate -path $TemplateXML

Here is the Script in action

provision footer in sharepoint online communication site using powershell

If the footer is not enabled already, You may have to enable it: How to Enable or Disable Footer in SharePoint Online Communication Sites?

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

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