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The footer

The footer on the front page is an area at the bottom of every page of the Scratch Website and Scratch Wiki. It only shows up on the Scratch Wiki if ScratchWikiSkin2 is in use, which it is by default. It contains Scratch-related links which either are official websites that have to do with Scratch, informational pages about Scratch, or subpages of the main Scratch website. There are 5 sections to the footer; About, Community, Support, Legal, and Scratch Family. On mobile, only some of the links are visible; these are About Scratch, Jobs, Contact Us, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and the Community Guidelines.

At one point there was a semicolon under the footer due to the Semicolon Glitch. The semicolon returns on April Fools' Day every year.



This section mainly focuses on the main about page and gives 4 links to informational pages about Scratch.

  • About Scratch: The About Scratch link gives a link to the about page on Scratch, which is a page that gives a lot of the main information about Scratch, such as parent/educator info, an introductory video to Scratch, and more.
  • For Developers: The For Developers link is a page that gives information about projects the Scratch Team is involved in, and discusses some principles that guide them.
  • Press: The Press link gives a link to a page that lists articles that Scratch has been featured in.


This section focuses on the community of the site, such as information that's related to the rules and information about Scratch.

  • Community Guidelines:
Main article: Community Guidelines

The Community Guidelines link gives a link to the Community Guidelines, which are the 5 main rules of Scratch; be respectful, be constructive, share, keep personal info private, and help keep the site friendly.[1]

  • Discussion Forums:
Main article: Scratch Discussion Forums

The Discussion Forums link gives a link to the Scratch Forums, a forum which uses the DjangoBB structure that is used for discussing Scratch.

  • Scratch Wiki:
Main article: Scratch Wiki

The Scratch Wiki link gives a link to the Scratch Wiki, a wiki about all of Scratch that currently contains 2,097 articles. It is what this article is stored on. The footer also appears on the Wiki (although when the Scratch Team updates it on the main site, it does not automatically get updated here, as they are not synchronized. It must be changed manually.)

  • Statistics:
Main article: Scratch Statistics

The Statistics link gives a link to the Statistics page in Scratch 2.0, a page which has many statistics about Scratch. The statistics page contains quite a bit of information, and there are detailed facts about the website which are listed on the page.


This section focuses on materials which can give support and help to Scratchers.

  • Tips Page:
Main article: Tips Page

The tips page is a main page that gives a boost on starting off with Scratch. It consists of tutorials and starter projects. At the top is a bar which consists of the header ‘Getting started’ and a link to a getting started with scratch tutorial. Below that it has the header ‘things to try’, followed by a group of cards that each feature a photo of an example of the project tutorial in use, a title of the project, a small description and a link to the tutorial and activity cards. This is followed by a heading below showing a link to a place to get the entire collection of scratch cards. Then it has a link to some starter projects under the heading ‘starter projects’. At the bottom above the footer it has the header ‘Offline Editor’ (which has a description of the Offline Editor and a link to a download page) and the header ‘questions’ which links to the Help With Scripts and Questions About Scratch forums.

  • FAQ:
Main article: Scratch FAQ

The FAQ link gives a link to a page that lists frequently asked questions and their answers. These range from general questions to questions about inappropriate content.

  • Offline Editor:
Main article: Scratch 2.0 Offline Editor

The Offline Editor link gives a link to a page on how to download the Offline Editor for Mac, Windows, and some versions of Linux. The page also lists known bugs in the Offline Editor, updates information, and information on other versions of Scratch.

  • Contact Us:
Main article: Contact Us

The Contact Us link gives a link to a page where one can send the Scratch Team a message.This could be reporting a user, bug, glitch, or thanking them!

  • Donate:

The Donate link gives us a link to a page where one can donate money to the Scratch Foundation. Options include how much money and if it will be a monthly donation.


This section focuses on documents surrounding governmental info.

  • Terms of Use:
Main article: Terms of Use

The Terms of Use link gives us a link to a page containing information on the legal rules of Scratch. The information is very in depth including the user agreement, the ScratchX terms of use, and more.

  • Privacy Policy:
Main article: Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy link gives us a link to a page about personal information on Scratch. The information goes over what data the Scratch Team collects, how it's used, and more.

  • DCMA:
Main article: DMCA

The DMCA link gives us a link to a page about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Lifelong Kindergarten Group. This page included information on what the LLK will do when dealing with copyright and how to contact them.

Scratch Family

The section focuses on other Scratch-related sites:

  • ScratchEd:
Main article: ScratchEd

The ScratchEd link gives a link to a website designated for educators on Scratch. The website is an online community that can be used for things like sharing stories, exchanging resources, asking questions, and finding people. There are also many resources and areas to discuss.

  • ScratchJr:
Main article: ScratchJr

The ScratchJr link gives a link to a website for the children Scratch app called ScratchJr. The website provides updates, information, and an area to donate to the app.

  • Scratch Day:
Main article: Scratch Day

The Scratch Day link gives a link to a website featuring information on Scratch Day. The website features tutorials on how to host an event, finding an event, and register/login as a host. The website also provides tips and resources for Scratch Day events.

  • Scratch Conference:

The Scratch Conference link gives a link to a page on Scratch providing information on the Scratch Conference. The page also gives information on how to propose a session, the different types of sessions, and registration information.

  • Scratch Foundation:
Main article: Scratch Foundation

The Scratch Foundation link gives a link to the Scratch Foundation website. The Scratch Foundation is what keeps Scratch running and their website talks about the different things they do for Scratch.

April Fools Day

On April Fools Day, the Scratch Team frequently adds joke items to the footer.

In 2018, 'Surprise' was added under Community. Clicking it incremented a counter.

In 2019, 'Cats...?' was added under About. It showed an images of cats along with some fake cat facts.

A similar section to Cats...? appeared in 2020, but was named 'Mystery' and contained questions the cats were 'asking'.

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