In This article, I’ll give you a fast and easy method which you can use to edit WordPress footer 2022.
A footer appears on every page on your Website and it’s important that it’s customized to your taste.
99% of WordPress Themes come with pre-defined footers, which means you don’t have to create the footer from scratch after you import a demo. Whereas, Here’s what you’ll be learning today:
- How to Edit WordPress Footer Content.
- How to Edit WordPress Footer Copyright text.
- How to add Script to WordPress Footer.
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How to Edit WordPress Footer Content
The Widgets in the Image above is what I refer to as footer content, they are already pre-defined by my theme, so I just need to change the texts and links.
To Edit WordPress footer content, open the backend if your WordPress Website, then hover on the Appearance tab and then click on Widget, you should now see the footer content and edit them.
On the Widgets page, you’ll see the footer columns and then edit each one or add more content, which ever you wish to do.
Now, some of you may experience the event that your website’s theme doesn’t have an option to edit the footer widgets via the widget.php page.
Your Solution is to check your theme’s documentation page and find out which page builder is used, then you can use the pagebuilder to edit your footer.
I use the Newspaper theme by tagdiv on one of my websites, if you import a pre-built website and you want your footer to look great, you’ll have to use their recommended pagebuilder to edit your footer template, then set the template to Global if you want it to show on every page across your site.
The tagdiv builder helps you edit the Newspaper theme on the front-end and that is so for a lower percentage of themes.
How to Edit WordPress Footer Copyright Text
The footer copyright text is usually the very last text the credits the theme creator and stuff, if you import a demo. Here’s what my website’s copyright looks like.
So, my WordPress Theme makes it relatively easy for you to edit the footer copyright text.
I just head over to the Theme Options page and then click on the Footer settings and then edit my footer copyright text.
If your theme doesn’t have this option and you wish to edit your footer’s copyright text, you simply hover on appearance, then click on ‘Theme Editor’, then click on ‘Theme Footer’ or ‘Footer.php’ as the case may be.
As you can see in the image above, the footer loads and then you’ll see the texts and links that show up in the footer copyright area of your website, edit the texts and links only, do not touch the PHP code to avoid issues.
This is the best way to edit WordPress Footer copyright text if your theme doesn’t have an option to customize it.
How to Add a Script to your WordPress footer
This is just an added bonus for you because you read up to here, to add a script to your footer in WordPress, the best option is to use a plugin so as to avoid unnecessary errors.
To add a script to your WordPress footer, you need to install a plugin named Insert Headers and Footers developed by WPBeginner.
After activating the plugin, it should show up when you hover on the Settings tab on your WordPress dashboard.
You’ll see option to insert codes in either the header on the <body> or </body tags, after adding your code, don’t forget to save.
In this article, I showed you how to edit WordPress Footer easily in 2022, and I hope that the information helped you out.
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