Premium Feature — This feature is available in the Professional, Professional Plus, and Enterprise Editions. Learn more or contact LabKey.

The server provides a default site-wide footer which renders the text “Powered by LabKey” with a link to the home page.

To create a custom footer that appears on all pages throughout the site, place a file named _footer.html in your module, at the following location:


The footer can be written as an HTML fragment, without the <head> or <body> tags. The file can render any kind of HTML content, such as links, images, and scripts. It is also responsible for its own formatting, dependencies, and resources.

Images and CSS Files

Associated images and CSS files can be located in the same module, as follows:



The following _footer.html file references myimage.png.

<p align="center">
<img src="<%=contextPath%>/customfooter/myimage.png"/> This is the Footer Text!

Choosing Between Multiple Footers

If _footer.html files are contributed by multiple modules, you can select which footer to display from the Admin Console.

  • Go to (Admin) > Site > Admin Console.
  • Click Admin Console Links.
  • Under Premium Features, click Configure Footer.
  • Select the module containing the footer to use (see below).
  • Click Save.

The dropdown list is populated by footers residing in modules deployed on the server (including both enabled and un-enabled modules).

  • Core will show the standard LabKey footer "Powered by LabKey".
  • Default will display the footer with the highest priority, where priority is determined by module dependency order. If module A depends on module B, then the footer in A has higher priority. Note that only modules that are enabled in at least one folder will provide a footer to the priority ranking process.

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