Footermap vs Core Menu block in Drupal 8
Footermap vs Core Menu block in Drupal 7

Footermap is a dynamic site map generator for Drupal that allows a site builder to place a "footer" site map block into any region. This provides an out-of-the-box menu display similar to the majority of web sites that have a footer-based site map.

It is highly-configurable, supports translation and caching using core functionality, and allows for changes to CSS and markup compared to the more traditional theme layer-based implementations such as seen in Bartik in Drupal 7 (comparison right).


  • Place a Footermap block instance on the Block layout administration page.
  • Configure the behavior of the block:
    • Set the recurse limit to limit how many menu children will be displayed.
    • Enable menu heading to display the Menu as the header.
    • Set the top menu link to change which menu link will be considered the first menu link.
    • Choose which menus to display in this block.
  • Change any necessary markup or CSS in your theme.

How it works

In Drupal 7 and below, it generates a site map as a block placed in the footer region by default. It recursively searches through the base menu id (mlid) and outputs a basic list of links ordered by sub-menus. It will also search for url_aliases if the path.module is enabled.

In Drupal 8, Footermap will be generated based off of the menu tree instead of pulling from the database layer to make more efficient use of cache.

Release History

  • 8.x: 1.1 released.
  • 7.x: 1.3 released.
  • 6.x: Please use 6.x-1.x-dev. No new features will be added after this.
  • 5.x: Stable with very old features and scope.
  • 4.x: Stable with very old features and scope.
Supporting organizations: 
Functionality request, testing, encouraging this to be a Drupal module, and putting me on the path to being a Drupal developer since 2007.

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