Editing the Footer Contact Information

Visitors to your site will expect to find contact information in the footer, which appears at the bottom of every page.

A common web convention is to include basic contact information, including links to social media accounts, in a site’s footer. The footer is the same on every page of a website, and this information acts like a signature to indicate who is responsible for the site.

To add contact information:

  1. Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Customize or, from the black admin bar at the top of any page, click Customize.
  2. Click Contact Information in the panel on the left side of the screen.
  3. Fill out your information, including relevant social media accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and Flickr.
  4. (Optional) Link to a Contact page by selecting a page from the dropdown menu. See more on this below.
  5. (Optional) Type in a label for the Contact page link.
  6. Click Save & Publish.

Linking to a Contact page

If you have a lot of contact information, like multiple addresses or phone numbers, include only the most basic, or universal, information in the footer, then link to a Contact page for the full listing  of contact information.

What to label your contact link

Something descriptive but not too vague like:

  • Contact Us
  • Hours & Locations
  • More contact information

Contact numbers

WashU style is XXX-XXX-XXXX. All dashes, no parentheses or periods.

Social media

Only link to social media accounts that you post to frequently.

If you’d like to add additional columns of information in the footer, you’ll need to add a widget.