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Features / Usability


Create custom footer

posts: 24 United States

I want to create a custom footer very very much like the one at the bottom of this page, formatted the same way etc. I don't seem to be able to see a footer module.

Can anyone shed any light on this?

Thanks

posts: 3637 United States

You can create a custom module with any sort of information you want, then assign that module to the Bottom. There are also 100s of pre-configured modules, if you're looking for something standard (such as having menu at the bottom of the page).

HTH,

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posts: 1560 Germany
Sorry Rick, I guess I started to write my answer before you, but did need longer to type a little tutorial ;-) .. I`ll check, if the docs are same descriptive and add my post to it, if necessary.

posts: 1560 Germany

Hello HadleysHope and Rick,

when I posted the little tutorial, i saw that would be appropriate for the general docs - forum posts are for fewer users than the main documentation.

So I promised Rick (see above) to update the relevant doc page, which had a "need review" notice. So I did refurbish the page at all. Bits might be missing, as always things can be found to be added.

Anyway you should have a look there: https://doc.tiki.org/Creating+Custom+Modules, HadleysHope for more info and Rick for review.

Thx
Torsten


posts: 24 United States
Wow tons of great info, thanks guys.

posts: 734 United States
I am with you HadleysHope! Great question and thanks for introducing this topic here in Tiki forums. I have been wanting to create one just like the bottom of this page also, great stuff, and thanks Rick and Torsten.

posts: 4635 Japan

If you're interested in the layout of the footer of the Tiki project sites in particular (the columns of links, etc.), you can have a look at https://themes.tiki.org/Shared_footer_content. Check the Source for that page. This is the updated-for-Bootstrap method of doing it, as it uses grid divs and Bootstrap CSS classes (all the project sites should use this method but I think they haven't been updated yet). This layout uses HTML syntax inside an HTML plugin because for me that's the easiest way to do it (the lists in particular need "no styling" which I think isn't possible with wiki syntax alone).

In general I'm a big advocate of using Bootstrap grid divs in the horizontal module zones as well as in wiki pages, etc. when you want to make columns of content. It can be done with wiki syntax alone, as shown here: https://themes.tiki.org/Making+columns+for+wiki+content.

The "legacy" footer code is shown at https://branding.tiki.org/Footer+code. Interestingly, that page is also using a little raw HTML for the headings; apparently "Use HTML" is turned on for that site.

Once you have your content figured out, you can either make custom module and use your content for the module's data, or you can save the content as a wiki page, and then use the "menupage" module to grab the wiki page's content for your module; then assign this to the "Bottom" module zone, with nobox=y parameter (probably you don't want a module title and borders, etc.). I usually use the menupage module + wiki page because then you have versions saved, etc.

-- Gary


posts: 1560 Germany

Where is my post?

I did write an answer to HadleysHope in this thread and as it appeared to be a little micro tutorial, I copied to the docpage, reviewed the doc page (which had a "need review notice" anyway) and revised it.

Now just cause I need the code and have been in the forums anyway I wanted to pick it from here and my post is gone! Where is it? Why I cannot find it? It was a just friendly and helpful post, nothing too delete. How that comes?

Any of the other admins has an idea? Please help.
Torsten

posts: 4635 Japan

Hi Torsten,

Sorry, I don't know what happened to your post. I don't think anyone would delete it. I did edit a post in this thread to correct a link, but that post is still here. I hope that edit wouldn't affect other another post in the thread.

-- Gary