Drupal Lite 7: Set up your site's header and footer

Customize the header

When you receive your new site, it will have a simple header (the gray region in the screenshot below). The header will appear at the top of every page.

Default Site Header

If you are a site administrator or site owner, you can easily customize the contents of the header region.

Custom Site Header

To customize the header:

  1. Log in to your site
  2. Click Menu in the administration toolbar
  3. Click Custom Settings
  4. Click Header Settings in the left-side tabs
  5. Fill out the fields for the header settings
    1. Website Title (required)
      1. The website title is required since it creates an accessibility landmark for use in navigation
    2. Subtitle (optional)
    3. Logo Image (optional) sizing requirements listed in help text
    4. Header Background Image (optional) sizing requirements listed in help text
  6. Click Save

Customize the footer

You can create a custom footer that will appear in a consistent position at the bottom of every page. It will be located directly above the standard University of Minnesota footer.

the custom footer area

To customize the footer:

  1. Log in to your site
  2. Click Menu in the administration toolbar
  3. Click Custom Settings
  4. Click Footer Settings in the left-side tabs
  5. Enter the information in the Footer Text field
    1. You can style your text using the toolbar
    2. You can insert an image or other media
  6. Click Save