Address and Social Media Footer Blocks

Description

In WebPublish 2, content editors would usually want to configure their Footer to include an address, reference links (called a “footer menu”), social media icons, and disclaimers. This could be done using generic blocks

 

WP2 Implementation

To add an address to their site’s footer, a site administrator would create a generic block, add the address text to the WYSIWYG and configure it to the Footer Second region, configuring it to appear on all pages.

Similarly, to add a social media block, a site administrator would create a generic block, add the relevant icons using the icon markup provided in the Icons tutorial and link to the social media icons from the WYSIWYG editor. They would then configure the block to the Footer Second region, configuring it to appear on all pages.

 

Migrating to WP3

In WebPublish 3, many of these components are built into the site template. A default disclaimer is configured automatically – this is not editable by end users. To migrate the address and social media icons to WebPublish 3:

  1. In WebPublish 2, hover over the Footer Second region and click “Configure Block” to copy the address and social media links
  2. In the WebPublish 3 site, follow the “Update the footer address” tutorial on the Site Header and Address page to copy over the correct address.
  3. Follow the Footer Social Media Icons tutorial to copy over the relevant social media links

To add additional links to the footer (i.e., footer menu):

  • In WebPublish 2, hover over the Footer Second region and click “Configure Block” to copy the links
  • In the WebPublish 3 site, follow the “Add a menu link” tutorial on the Menus page to copy over the links. Then, follow the “Update footer menu header” tutorial on the same page to make any required modifications to the header that appears on the footer (or remove it entirely).
  • Note: depending on how many links are used on the WebPublish 2 site, you may not need to add links to all three footer blocks that are provided by default in the Webpublish 3 template. To remove any unused footer menu blocks,  follow the “Disable a menu link” tutorial on the Menus tutorial.