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Footer Links / Static Pages: how to set them up

Footer Links / Static Pages: how to set them up

99.9% of sites need to comply with a few legal elements and / or have a link to disclaimers. They are usually known as Footer Links:

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You can set up your Footer Links in the RebelMouse platform by going to your Footer Page, click on + Add Element and choose Links List:

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There, you'll be able to link an article or a static page so your footer links will be, well, outlinking to the proper information.

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If you want your Footer links to be articles: you should click on 'Add Post' in the hamburger menu and add a piece of content like you would normally to populate the site.
Then you can just paste the link on the Footer item that needs it:

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If you want your Footer links to be Static Pages: you need to create that page and then link it.

Static Pages have many advantages:
- You have the ability to fully customize the layout for a particular Footer link.
For example: Terms of Use can have a 100% different template from About or Contact.
- You can update that layout anytime you want.
- You can A/B test different layouts to see which one you like best. Click here for more information on how to do that.

To create a Static Page, click on the "+ Create Page" at the bottom of the menu of the Layout & Design tool:

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There, you'll be prompted with a lightbox that let's you input:
- Static Page Name: any name you want to use for your static page. Bear in mind that this will determine the URL it has.
- Static Page Source: you can either choose to start from a blank layout, like this:

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or copy one of the pages you already have (Post Page, Section Page, Home Page, etc.):

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If you choose 'blank page', you will start with only the Top Bar, Footer and a Row with a Column inside of it:

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In the Page Settings you'll be able to:

- find the URL to your static page (it will be something like http://doitforthedemo.rebelmouse.com/st/Blank_Page_Test)

- remove the page entirely if you want to delete it.

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