Magento 2.1.x. How to Edit Core Footer Links

In this tutorial you will find the instructions on how to change the core footer links.

Core Magento links

Magento adds following links to the footer:

  • Privacy policy
  • Search terms
  • Contact us
  • Orders and returns
  • Advanced search

Remove the core links

1. To delete them completely, open the app/design/frontend/TemplateMonster/themexxx/Magento_Theme/layout/default.xml file and add this reference before the closing </body> tag:


2. Save the file.

3. Clear the Magento cache.

Result:

Change the core link

1. To change the actual link and/or the title, use the following reference (remember, add this reference before the closing </body> tag; you need to change the open the app/design/frontend/TemplateMonster/themexxx/Magento_Theme/layout/default.xml file):

2. This is the general reference to overwrite the links.

So, for example, if you need to change the ‘Contact Us’ link use contact-us-link instead of the link-name.

Title is the name of the link, path-of-your-page is the actual link.

3. Save the file.

4. Clear the Magento cache.

Result:

Delete Core Link

To delete the Core Footer link, do the following:

1. Go to your Magento root folder and open the  app/design/frontend/TemplateMonster/themeXXX/Magento_Theme/layout/default.xml file to edit.

2. Add this reference before the closing </body> tag.

3. Replace “name_of_link_block with that link name, you want to delete from the site Footer.

E.g. If you want to delete the Search Terms link, you need to the following code:

[notice type=”success111″]

Below you can find the full list of references to overwrite the links:

  • Privacy Policy: privacy-policy-link
  • Search Terms: search-term-popular-link
  • Contact Us: contact-us-link
  • Advanced Search: catalog-search-advanced-link
  • Orders and Returns: sales-guest-form-link

Template’s links

All the links that come with the template can be edited in the website admin panel.

You can find them in the Content > Blocks section of the admin area.

Usually the names of the blocks are like Footer column content 1 – 3  but they can vary depending on the template.

Check the tutorial below: