One of the common requirements when editing your WordPress website is to edit the footer. For virtually all WordPress Themes use Footer Widgets to display key information to your website visitors. For example, here is our footer which currently contains key information that is useful.
To edit the Footer Widgets on your WordPress website simply login to the Administrator area and navigate to the settings page for, Appearance > Widgets. Once you are on this settings page you will notice a handful of Available Widgets on the left hand side along with the Current Widgets on the right hand side. Specifically for the footer, the widgets are titled Footer Area #1, #2, #3, #4. The Available Widgets will vary based on the specific configuration of your WordPress website and the various plugins that are in use.
Keeping things simple, let’s say we wanted to edit the Contact Us footer widget that we currently have in use. For us this is in our Footer Area #4 section as can be seen in the image above. From here, simply click on the section you want to edit and you’ll notice all of the available information appear which you can simply edit and save the updated content as you need.
As mentioned earlier, depending on what you have configured in your Footer Widgets, the settings you see in the screenshot above may be different depending on what content you have visible. For example, the newsletter section you can see in our footer, the settings for this are being driven by a Plugin which is designed to collect customer details and send this information to MailChimp. Hence when the Footer Widget settings are viewed for this part, they look as follows;
There are a variety of Footer Widgets available which can be extended to anything you could possibly need. Whether that is through some custom tweaks or through the many Plugins that are available. Have a test with the various Available Widgets that are on your WordPress website to see how you can tweak the footer to suit your needs.