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Setting up the footer

The footer of your project documentation is a great place to add links to websites or platforms you or your company are using as additional marketing channels, e.g. , or , which can be configured via mkdocs.yml.


1.0.0 · Default: none

Social links are rendered next to the copyright notice as part of the footer of your project documentation. Add a list of social links in mkdocs.yml with:

    - icon: fontawesome/brands/twitter

The following properties must be set for each link:


5.0.0 · Default: none · Required – This property must contain a valid path to any icon bundled with the theme, or the build will not succeed. Some popular choices:

  • fontawesome/brands/behance
  • fontawesome/brands/docker
  • fontawesome/brands/github
  • fontawesome/brands/instagram
  • fontawesome/brands/linkedin
  • fontawesome/brands/medium
  • fontawesome/brands/pied-piper-alt
  • fontawesome/brands/product-hunt
  • fontawesome/brands/slack
  • fontawesome/brands/twitter

Default: none · Required – This property must be set to a relative or absolute URL including the URI scheme. All URI schemes are supported, including mailto and bitcoin:

    - icon: fontawesome/brands/twitter
    - icon: fontawesome/solid/paper-plane
      link: mailto:<email-address>

5.1.5 · Default: domain name from link, if available – This property is used as the link's title attribute and can be set to a discernable name to improve accessibility:

    - icon: fontawesome/brands/twitter
      name: squidfunk on Twitter

0.1.0 · Default: none

A custom copyright banner can be rendered as part of the footer, which is displayed next to the social links. It can be defined as part of mkdocs.yml:

copyright: Copyright &copy; 2016 - 2020 Martin Donath

Generator notice

7.3.0 · Default: true

The footer displays a Made with Material for MkDocs notice to denote how the site was generated. The notice can be removed with the following option via mkdocs.yml:

  generator: false

Please read this before removing the generator notice

The subtle Made with Material for MkDocs hint in the footer is one of the reasons why this project is so popular, as it tells the user how the site is generated, helping new users to discover this project. Before removing please consider that you're enjoying the benefits of @squidfunk's work for free, as this project is Open Source and has a permissive license. Thousands of hours went into this project, most of them without any financial return.

Thus, if you remove this notice, please consider sponsoring the project. Thank you


Custom icons

The social links feature uses the standard icon integration of Material for MkDocs. If you want to use custom icons, follow the guide explaining how to add additional icons.

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