How to Add a Footer Section to Your Shopify Store

How to Add a Footer Section to Your Shopify Store

Adding a footer section to your Shopify store is essential for displaying important information, links, and policies. Here's a guide on how to do it:

How to Add a Footer Section to Your Shopify Store

Step 1: Access Your Shopify Admin

  1. Log in to your Shopify account.
  2. Once logged in, you'll be directed to your Shopify admin dashboard.

Step 2: Navigate to Online Store

  1. From the Shopify admin dashboard, click on "Online Store" in the left-hand menu.
  2. Select "Themes" from the submenu.

Step 3: Customise Your Theme

  1. Find your current theme and click on the "Customize" button next to it. This will open the theme editor.

Step 4: Add a Footer Section

  1. In the theme editor, look for the "Sections" tab.
  2. Click on "Footer" or "Add section" to reveal options for adding footer sections.

Step 5: Choose Footer Content

  1. Select the type of content you want to add to your footer. This can include text, links, menus, contact information, social media icons, and more.
  2. Click on the desired footer section to add it to your layout.

Step 6: Configure Footer Content

  1. Once added, you'll see options to customize the content and appearance of the footer section.
  2. Add your desired content, such as your store's contact information, links to important pages (e.g., About Us, FAQ, Shipping & Returns), and social media icons.
  3. Customize the styling of the footer, including fonts, colors, spacing, and alignment.

Step 7: Save Your Changes

  1. After configuring the footer section, click the "Save" or "Publish" button to apply your changes to the theme.
  2. Make sure to review and save any other changes you've made in the theme editor before exiting.

Step 8: Preview Your Store

  1. Click on the "Preview" button to see how your footer section looks on your Shopify store.
  2. Test the functionality of any links or interactive elements in the footer to ensure they work as expected.

Additional Tips

  1. Keep it Organised:

    • Organize your footer content logically to make it easy for customers to find the information they're looking for. Group related links together and use clear headings to distinguish different sections.
  2. Include Important Links:

    • Make sure to include links to essential pages such as Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Contact Us. This helps build trust with customers and ensures compliance with legal requirements.
  3. Optimize for Mobile:

    • Test your footer section on mobile devices to ensure it's responsive and displays correctly on smaller screens. Mobile optimization is crucial for providing a seamless browsing experience to mobile users.
  4. Update Regularly:

    • Keep your footer content up to date with any changes to your store's policies, contact information, or social media profiles. Regularly review and update your footer to reflect the most current information.


Adding a footer section to your Shopify store is essential for providing important information and navigation options to your customers. By following these steps and customizing your footer content to suit your store's needs, you can enhance the functionality and professionalism of your Shopify store. If you encounter any challenges or need further assistance, Shopify's support resources and community forums are valuable sources of information and assistance.