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I'm using the split outer theme along with the metropolis main theme.

I'd like to remove the headline of the split outer theme completely (and as an aside, why does the 'Agenda' page in the example below show 'Introduction' in its headline?)? And how can I customize its footline as the following:

  1. Remove the text in the left-hand part (currently showing the author name)
  2. Use some arbitrary text in the right-hand right (current showing the presentation title)
  3. Customize the background colors of left-hand and right-hand parts

MWE:

\documentclass{beamer}

\makeatletter
\usetheme[sectionpage=progressbar,subsectionpage=progressbar]{metropolis}
\useoutertheme{split}

\setbeamerfont{caption}{size=\scriptsize}

\setbeamertemplate{institute}{
    \begin{tikzpicture}[overlay,remember picture]
    \node[anchor=south west,align=left] at (-0.1,-2.6){\insertinstitute};
    \end{tikzpicture}
}
\setbeamersize{text margin left=7mm,text margin right=7mm}
\title{Presentation Title}
\author{Author Name}
\institute{Organization Name\\\\\\\\\tiny Blah blah\\\tiny \href{mailto:author@email}{author@email}}
\date{}
\begin{document}
    \maketitle

    \begin{frame}{Agenda}
        \begin{itemize}
            \item Introduction
            \item Main body
            \item Conclusion
        \end{itemize}
    \end{frame}
    %---------------------------------------------------

    \section{Introduction}

    \begin{frame}{Blah Blah}
        Say Something

    \end{frame}

    %------------------------------------------------

    \begin{frame}[standout]
        End Here
    \end{frame}

    %------------------------------------------------

\end{document}
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The following code shows how to clear the headline and how to change the footline template.

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\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme[sectionpage=progressbar,subsectionpage=progressbar]{metropolis}
\useoutertheme{split}

\setbeamerfont{caption}{size=\scriptsize}

\setbeamertemplate{institute}{
    \begin{tikzpicture}[overlay,remember picture]
    \node[anchor=south west,align=left] at (-0.1,-2.6){\insertinstitute};
    \end{tikzpicture}
}

\setbeamersize{text margin left=7mm,text margin right=7mm}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% Clear headline template
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\setbeamertemplate{headline}{}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% Change footline settings here
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\setbeamercolor{custom1}{fg=magenta,bg=green}
\setbeamercolor{custom2}{fg=cyan,bg=purple}
\setbeamerfont{footline}{series=\bfseries, family=\ttfamily}
\setbeamertemplate{footline}{%
    \leavevmode%
    \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=0.5\textwidth, sep=0.4em]{custom1}%
        \strut
    \end{beamercolorbox}%
    \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=0.5\textwidth, sep=0.4em, right]{custom2}%
        \strut arbitrary text
    \end{beamercolorbox}%
}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%


\title{Presentation Title}
\author{Author Name}
\institute{Organization Name\\\\\\\\\tiny Blah blah\\\tiny \href{mailto:author@email}{author@email}}
\date{}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\begin{frame}{Agenda}
    \begin{itemize}
        \item Introduction
        \item Main body
        \item Conclusion
    \end{itemize}
\end{frame}

%---------------------------------------------------

\section{Introduction}

\begin{frame}{Blah Blah}
    Say Something

\end{frame}

%------------------------------------------------

\begin{frame}[standout]
    End Here
\end{frame}

%------------------------------------------------

\end{document}
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