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How to Edit Footer in WordPress (Super Simple) Step by step

Do you want to edit the footer area on your WordPress website? If yes, then keep reading. In this article, we are going to show you how to edit Footer in WordPress? 

After reading this article, you will be able to edit and utilize the footer area and make it more useful for website visitors.

What is the footer area on the WordPress website?

The “footer area” in WordPress is the bottom part of the website that appears after the content area. It is usually visible on all pages on your WordPress website.

How to edit footer in wordpress

How to Edit Footer In WordPress?

Although there are several ways to edit Footer on WordPress website

In this article, we will show you three common ways to edit the footer area. These three ways will work for almost all WordPress themes.

Let's look at our three examples for editing the footer area of a WordPress website. 

Note: All WordPress theme does not come with “footer area” however, almost all top WordPress theme comes with “footer area.” Make sure you have a backup of your WordPress website before you make any changes to your site. You can learn more about WordPress backup here.

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Change the footer copyright text in any WordPress theme.

Let's take a look at this type of footer area. 

How to edit footer in wordpress

This footer area contains copyright text, links, and social icons.

To edit this type of “footer area”, click on customize » Footer Setting.

In this theme, we have three options.

How to edit footer in wordpress

Expend the General tab.

Here you can edit your footer copyright text.

How to edit footer in wordpress

You can Add the below code in your footer area.

[textbox rows="3"]Copyright © [current_year] [site_title] | Powered by [site_title][/textbox]

Not only can you change your copyright text, but you could also add custom HTML codes to add more function to your WordPress footer area. We will talk about adding codes in the “footer area” Into our Final example.

Edit with “Elementor Page Builder”.

Edit footer area Which is Build with Elementor can be edit easily with elementor page builder.

In our second example, we will use elementor to edit Footer in WordPress.

How to edit footer in wordpress

Because this “footer area” built with elementor and we use the elementor page builder to edit this Footer.

Hover your mouse over Edit with Elementor and click on the Footer.

Page builder will lunch. 

How to edit footer in wordpress

In Elementor page builder you can edit the footer area using drag and drop feature.

To edit any part of the footer area, click on it and make any changes from the left side of the edit box. With elementor, you can add text, images, or links to your privacy policy and disclaimers pages in the footer area.

How to edit footer in wordpress

Learn more about Elementor with this Video tutorial.

Add Footer Widgets.

Now we are going edit footer in WordPress with Widgets.

Most of the WordPress themes are comes with “Footer widgets” can be edited with widgets.

Let us take a look at this Footer.

In this footer area, we have three sections, left, middle, and right-footer.

To Edit this Footer with widgets, click on customize » Widgets.

Now we can edit any area of the Footer. 

For example, open “left Footer”.

In this Footer area, you can add or remove any item you want.

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Let's add items in Footer Widgets.

  1. Click on the footer area you want to edit. (i.e. “Left footer”.)
  2. Click on “Add Widgets”.
  3. Search item you need to add.
  4. Click on the item you want to add. (That's it.)

Let's Remove items in Footer Widgets.

  1. Click and open any footer area you need to edit. (i.e. “Left footer”.)
  2. Click on “down arrow” 🔽 to expand the area.
  3. Now you can edit the widget or remove it by clicking on the delete button.

Add codes to Footer area.

If you want to add an extra feature on your footer area, you can use HTML codes.

Finally, we are going to add useful and straightforward codes in our WordPress footer area for extra features.

Let's get started

To add codes in the footer area, we will use “Widgets”.

Many WordPress theme footer area comes with “Text Widgets” that allows us to add codes.

If your WordPress theme footer does not have “Text Widgets”, then you can add that text widget or “Custom HTML” Widget.

Let's add a text widget

  • Click on customize » Widgets.
  • Open any footer area.
  • Search for “Text”.
  • Add “Text Widget in your footer area.

Now you have the Text or custom HTML widget.

Here you can add any of the following codes.

Websites for Footer codes.



After your changes Don’t forget to click the Publish.

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