WordPress Words: Footer

The bottom section of a webpage is also known as a footer. This area typically contains the name of the company or organization that publishes the website, along with relevant copyright information. Some websites may also include basic navigation links, such as “About Us,” “Contact,” and “Help.” Corporate website footers often include additional links to “Terms of Use,” “Privacy Guidelines,” and “Advertising” pages as well.
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Example: Scroll down to the footer for additional information about this site.

About The Word

The footer is located at the bottom of the page and considered a separate section of the Web page. It should blend in with the rest of the website’s design and convey additional information about the site that may not be included in the header or sidebar.

Along with the examples given in the definition, some footers also include links to popular pages and posts within the site, subscription options, ways to connect via email and/or social media, and call to actions. Larger companies may have several footer sections with links to separate divisions or departments within their organization. They may also include FAQ, policies, and job opportunities in the footer. If designed properly they can add a lot of value to the page.

Modifying Your WordPress Footer Content

In WordPress the footer is provided by the theme you are using and could have several footer areas. To customize the footer go to WP-Admin>Appearance>Widgets. You can select available widgets and add them to the footer areas.
Screenshot of Footer Widget area in WordPress.

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