1. Adding Links to The Footer of Your WordPress Site
The first thing you would notice that most websites add links to the important pages for their website in the footer area. This usually includes links to their about, contact, team members, press, and other pages.
All popular WordPress themes come with a footer widget area. This is what we will be using to add different widgets and elements to the footer of your website.
To add a set of links, you first need to go to Appearance » Menus page and click on the ‘create new menu’ link.
After that, enter a name for your menu and then click on the ‘Create Menu’ button.
After that, select the items you want to add to the menu from the left column and click on the ‘Add to Menu’ button.
Now that you have created the menu, let’s display it in the footer area of your website. Simply go to the Appearance » Widgets page and add the Navigation Menu widget to your footer sidebar.
After that, select the footer menu you created earlier from the drop down menu and click on the Save button.
You can now visit your website, and you will see the links displayed in the footer widget area of your website.
2. Adding Code in WordPress Footer
As you manage your WordPress website, you may sometime need to add some code snippet to your WordPress website’s footer area.
One way to add them is by editing your theme files directly and pasting the code in the footer.php template. However, this is a bad approach as your code will disappear when you change the theme or update it.
The best way to add code in the WordPress footer is by using a plugin.
You may also want to add a copyright date in the WordPress footer area. Now one way to do this is to simply add the text in your theme settings.
Many top WordPress themes allow you to easily add text in the footer area of your website. You can find the option by visiting Appearance » Customize page and looking for footer settings in the left panel.
You can make the copyright symbol by adding your text in this format:
After that you need to visit Instagram Feed » Settings page and click on the ‘Connect an Instagram account’ button.
Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your Instagram account to your WordPress website. Once finished, you can go to Appearance » Widgets page and add the Instagram Feed widget to your footer sidebar.
After that, you can visit your website to see your Instagram feed in the footer.
Smash Ballon also has plugins to easily embed Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter feeds anywhere on your website.
7. Add a Sticky Footer Bar in WordPress
Want to display special offers or notifications in the footer area? A sticky floating footer bar allows you to display a banner that remains on the footer of the screen as users scroll your website.
For this, you’ll need OptinMonster. It is the best conversion optimization software in the market and allows you to convert abandoning website visitors into customers.
Upon activation, you need to visit OptinMonster » Settings page and click on the ‘Connect existing account’ button.
Once connected, you need to go to the OptinMonster » Campaigns page and click on the ‘Add New’ or ‘Create your first campaign’ button.
On the next screen, you need to choose ‘Floating Bar’ as your campaign type and then choose a template.
This will take you to OptinMonster’s drag and drop campaign builder. From here you can design your footer bar. Simply point and click on any element to edit it or drag and drop new blocks from the left column.
Once you are finished editing your campaign, simply switch to the Publish tab and make it live.
After that click on the close button to exit the campaign builder and return to your WordPress website. From here you need to set the campaign’s output status to ‘Published’.
You can now visit your website to see your floating footer bar campaign live in action.
This allows you to make cheaper calls and use advanced features like call forwarding, using the same number on multiple devices and handsets, and managing calls from any device with an internet connection.
Once you got your phone number, there are multiple ways to add it to your website. The easiest one is to install and activate the WP Call Button plugin. Upon activation, go to Settings » WP Call Button page to configure plugin settings.
First, set the ‘Call Now Button Status’ to active. After that, add your phone number and choose where you want to display the button. Once finished, don’t forget to click on the save changes button to store your settings.
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