Every website has distributed area and every area should get utilized to manifest something meaningful and relevant to your business.
The footer is also one of the very important sections of the website that should be properly filled with the necessary information. It is displayed at the bottom of the webpage and usually shares social media icons and contact information.
One of our clients said, ‘I want to use my website’s footer in a different manner. The footer space should get utilized and prove more useful for the visitors coming to my website.’
How it can be done?
Can the footer edit as per our requirement?
If yes, then how?
The footer is a bottom part of a website that appears immediately after the main content. Many website owners take this place for granted. But they forget that this area contributes to boosting their business. As the footer may consist of many additional site links, about the organization, and many more. So millions of visitors came to the site and read this content every month.
Mostly, the best and top-notch WordPress themes have a pre-designed footer widget area which is very simple to edit. You also can enhance this area with the insertion of widgets, removing links, adding code, and even creating fully custom footers for various pages.
If you have decided to add text and images to the footer area, it will be a very easy and uncomplicated job. You just have to navigate to the Appearance on the WordPress dashboard. Select the Widgets option.
For widget insertion, simply press the block, and it will display automatically. You can preview the added widgets to your website and check whether it appears in the correct way or not.
The footer area not only consists of the widgets, but it can display the various links. You are allowed to insert different links to various web pages, posts, and categories in the footer section of the website.
You can simply manage this all in WordPress as it provides very simple ways to manage these links with navigation menus.
Hover to the Appearance
Go to the Menus page
Press the ‘Create new menu’ link.
A window asking for the name of your new menu will appear on the screen. You just have to enter a name, then choose the relevant footer location, and press the ‘Create
Once you click this button, your menu will be ready and now you may add the different links. Now choose the pages, posts, or categories from the left-hand column for insertion into your menu.
Here, if you complete the menu customization, don’t forget to press the ‘Save Menu’ button to store your changes. Now you will see the menu added to the WordPress footer widget area. To see this, Go to Appearance->widgets page through your Admin panel of WordPress.
Next, press the ‘Plus’ icon, find the ‘Menu’, then press on the ‘Navigation Menu’ block.
Method 2: Remove the ‘Powered by WordPress’ text from the footer You must have seen the ‘Powered by WordPress’ message on the footer area of most of the website themes. it is not a widget. So you cannot change it.
Some of the themes allow you to alter this message through a WordPress theme customizer.
Open your dashboard.
Go to Appearance
Search for the ‘footer’ heading.
Some of the themes have a ‘Footer builder’ in the theme customizer that allows you to change the footer text, insert social media links, and more.
Press the ‘Copyright’ button and replace the footer text.
Then, you can remove the text that already exists and insert your own message. Once you’ve completed this footer editing process, remember to press the ‘Update’ or ‘Publish’ button resides at the top of the screen so that your changes can make life.
You can change the footer text manually through a footer.php file.
Method 3: Custom footer creation for various WordPress pages
Do you know about the landing page?
Many business websites use landing pages which are used as a content strategy to gain more and more traffic to your website. It helps to grow your email list.
In short, a landing page is an individual page with a particular purpose like a 404 page, home page, thank you page, checkout page, etc.
If you want to create such individual web pages with a customized footer for every page, you can add multiple landing pages to your website and design an exclusive footer for each.
For this, WordPress has the best drag-and-drop page builder plugins like SeedProd. More than 1 million websites are using this plugin to create fully customized landing pages quickly with zero effort and minus coding knowledge. You have to install and activate the ‘SeedProd plugin first. After the successful installation,
go to SeedProd-> Pages
Press the ‘Add new Landing page’
Now you can select any pre-designed template. Provide the page details like the name and URL that you want to create.
Once you provided the details, do save it and start to edit the page. Here you can see different options. Footer is one of the options where you can start customizing the content. The SeedProd has a theme builder too. You can edit the theme design as well.
Here you can easily customize the footer.
Method 4: Adding code snippets to the WordPress footer Inserting code snippets into the footer is for the integration of WordPress with Google
Analytics, Facebook, Google search console, etc. By default, WordPress does not allow to add of custom CSS or JS script to the header or footer section.
You can manually add these codes in header.php or footer.php. Or you can use a special plugin named WPCode
Once you install and activate the plugin, go to Code Snippets -> Header & Footer in your WordPress admin panel.
Then, insert your code into the ‘Footer’ box.
Press the ‘Save Changes’ button in that is placed on the top-right corner of the screen.
WPCode is a fast, easy, and well-organized plugin. After this, you can simply upgrade your theme. For more advancements, you can use the WPCode Pro version.
Why footer has so much importance in WordPress websites?
Because footers are placed at the last and bottom part of the website. So when a visitor scrolls down the webpage, they can see the document information like page numbers, authors, dates, contact numbers, and other links repeatedly. So it helps them to navigate everything easily.
Is Footer optimization necessary?
Yes. It is necessary to enhance conversions, and search engine rankings. It also generates leads.
Footer customization is mandatory?
No. It is not mandatory at all. But customization is a whole process that makes the changes in your website. And any new change brings freshness to the site. It is a myth that the footer is the neglected part of any website. It is a wrong assumption. The header and footer are the two main parts of the webpage. It navigates you and takes you in the right direction.
What type of information does a footer contain?
How can we enhance the footer of the site?
To enhance the footer section and its design on your website, you need to keep the
following points in mind.
We have seen 4 methods through which you can edit the footer of the website.