How make the most of your footer

To edit the footer in your Sharepoint theme (such as Read our terms), follow these steps:

SharePoint Online, 2013 and 2016 SandBox Solution:

  1. Open the site using SharePoint Designer
  2. Go to All Files > _catalogs > masterpage > THEMENAME > select the master in use;
  3. Find the Footer Zones and add the HTML code for that zone;
  4. Save the file, check-in and publish the major version.

SharePoint 2013 and 2016 Farm Solution:

  1. Go to and open with a text editor:
    • SharePoint 2013:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\THEMENAMEPackage\MASTER_IN_USE.master
    • SharePoint 2016:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\THEMENAMEPackage\MASTER_IN_USE.master
  2. Edit the masterpage in use;
  3. Find the Footer Zones and add the HTML code for that zone;
  4. Save the file;
  5. Refresh your browser using CTRL + F5;
  6. If changes are not immediately visible, reset your IIS.

SharePoint CSS Only

  1. Go to Site Settings and click on BindTuning Settings;
  2. At bottom of the page, click to open the panel that says Content Zones;
  3. Find the Footer Zones and add the HTML code for that zone;
  4. Save the Bindtuning Settings page.
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