Modern SharePoint Online recently got a new, super useful and much-requested new feature: site footer. This little buddy now makes it possible to create informative, stylish and useful footer areas to your intranet sites.
But what if you already implemented a footer solution based on, say, SPFx extensions, and now you’ve got 2 footers?
Well, you might want to disable one of those two. My guideline would be this: if you already have a custom/vendor solution for your footer, use that if it works for you. If it’s built in-house, prepare to develop it in the future as well, though, as Microsoft will be changing things constantly. If it’s built by a vendor, pressure them to keep their solutions up-to-date.
That said, the need to disable the built-in SharePoint footer might arise. So how to do that?
Right now, disabling the footer seems to require Powershell. Shouldn’t be too complicated, though! See the snippet below.
Import-Module SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline Connect-PnPOnline -Url "https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/commsite" –Credentials (Get-Credential) $web = Get-PnPWeb $web.FooterEnabled = $false $web.Update() Invoke-PnPQuery
Note: If you’re using MFA, replace the Connect-PnPOnline command above with something like this:
Connect-PnPOnline -Url "https://contoso.sharepoint.com" -UseWebLogin
If you run into errors like “FooterEnabled is not a property of this object” or similar, you’re using an old version of SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline. Safest to run something like this to get rid of the old ones and only install the latest one:
Uninstall-Module SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline -AllVersions Install-Module SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline
And you should be good!
Furthermore, similar to how you disable the footer, you can just set $web.FooterEnabled = $true to re-enable the footer. You can’t, however, use this to enable the footer before Microsoft has rolled it out to your tenant!
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