How to Remove Default Footer Link in Magento 2?

  • Posted by Envision Ecommerce
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  • January 4, 2016

By default your Magento 2 store will have various footer links like “Privacy and Cookie Policy”, “Search Terms”, “Contact Us”, “Orders and Returns”, “Advanced Search”, etc. The blog post is going to show you how to remove such links from the footer of your Magento 2 store with the help of Magento admin backend. After delving into the code, we found the following easy steps to remove such footer links:

Contact Us

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Go to Stores->Configuration->Click on General tab-> Click on Contacts Link

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Privacy and Cookie Policy

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Go to \app\code\Magento\Cms\view\frontend\layout\default.xml

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<!–referenceBlock name=”footer_links”>

<block class=”Magento\Framework\View\Element\Html\Link\Current” name=”privacy-policy-link”>

<arguments>

<argument name=”label” xsi:type=”string”>Privacy and Cookie Policy</argument>

<argument name=”path” xsi:type=”string”>privacy-policy-cookie-restriction-mode</argument>

</arguments>

</block>

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Search Terms

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Go to app\code\Magento\Search\view\frontend\layout\default.xml

Comment block Line no- 13

<!–referenceBlock name=”footer_links”>

<block class=”Magento\Framework\View\Element\Html\Link\Current” ifconfig=”catalog/seo/search_terms” name=”search-term-popular-link”>

<arguments>

<argument name=”label” xsi:type=”string” translate=”true”>Search Terms</argument>

<argument name=”path” xsi:type=”string”>search/term/popular</argument>

</arguments>

</block>

</referenceBlock–>

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Orders and Returns

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Go to app\code\Magento\Sales\view\frontend\layout\default.xml

Comment block Line no- 16

<!–referenceBlock name=”footer_links”>

<block class=”Magento\Sales\Block\Guest\Link” name=”sales-guest-form-link”>

<arguments>

<argument name=”label” xsi:type=”string”>Orders and Returns</argument>

<argument name=”path” xsi:type=”string”>sales/guest/form</argument>

</arguments>

</block>

</referenceBlock–>

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Advanced Search

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Go to app\code\Magento\CatalogSearch\view\frontend\layout\default.xml

Comment block Line no- 13

<!–referenceBlock name=”footer_links”>

<block class=”Magento\Framework\View\Element\Html\Link\Current” name=”catalog-search-advanced-link”>

<arguments>

<argument name=”label” xsi:type=”string” translate=”true”>Advanced Search</argument>

<argument name=”path” xsi:type=”string”>catalogsearch/advanced</argument>

<argument name=”attributes” xsi:type=”array”>

<item name=”data-action” xsi:type=”string”>advanced-search</item>

</argument>

</arguments>

</block>

</referenceBlock–>

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We hope that aforementioned steps have given you clear direction as to how you can remove default Magento 2 footer links. If you have any additional suggestions/comments, don’t hesitate to suggest them in the comments section below.