How To Edit Footer In WordPress With [4 Easy Methods]

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In a WordPress website, every portion is important. You cannot say that footer is less important than a header. A footer has its own importance. However,  just as important yet sometimes overlooked is learning to edit footer in WordPress. 

There are many ways to edit footer in WordPress and make it more useful for your website visitors. In this post, I will show you four different ways to edit footer in WordPress. Afterward, you will be able to edit and bring changes to your footer by yourself. 

Let’s start then. 

This is a very simple option to edit and customize your footer. At first, navigate to Appearance -> Customize. According to your theme, you will get a dedicated section for Footer settings. 

From here you will be able to customize your footer. There will be various customization options. (Options may differ from theme to theme)

After doing the customization don’t forget to hit the publish button. 

You can also edit your footer content from widgets. To find the WordPress footer widget, navigate to Appearance -> Widgets. 

On the left side, you will find available widgets and on the right side, you will find widgets area. Drag and drop the widgets that you want to use in your footer widgets. Depending on your theme you may get more than one footer widgets area. 

For example, if you want a calendar widget in your Footer, just drag the calendar widget into any Footer area and it will be visible there. Or click on the widget and choose its area. 

If you know how to write CSS codes then you can easily customize your footer. To do this, from your dashboard navigate to Appearance -> Customize. Then click on Additional CSS. 

Now you can write any CSS code to edit and customize your footer. 

For example, if you want to hide site info in the footer, add the following code in the additional CSS field. 

site-info {display:none}

In the end, don’t forget to hit the publish button. In this way, you can bring updates to your footer. 

This procedure requires coding knowledge. If you cannot code, then it is wise to not follow this procedure. 

At first login to your admin panel and navigate to Appearance -> Theme Editor. From the list of theme files on the right side select Theme Footer (footer.php)

Now write your code to customize the footer in the way you want. 


I hope this post helped you to edit your footer and customize it. For more help please mention your query in the comment box below. If you have liked this post please share it. Don’t forget to share your thoughts, I will be happy to reply to you. 

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