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HTML <footer> Tag

A footer section in a document:

  <p>Posted by: Hege Refsnes</p>
  <p>Contact information: <a href=""></a>.</p>

Definition and Usage

The <footer> tag defines a footer for a document or section.

A <footer> element should contain information about its containing element.

A <footer> element typically contains:

  • authorship information
  • copyright information
  • contact information
  • sitemap
  • back to top links
  • related documents

You can have several <footer> elements in one document.

Tips and Notes

Tip: Contact information inside a <footer> element should go inside an <address> tag.

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <footer> element with the following default values:

footer {
  display: block;