Written by Editorial Team on December 18, 2020

How To Edit WordPress Footer?

Edit WordPress Footer. Want to edit your WordPress footer but not sure how? Glad you came to this article. For starters, the footer area appears at the bottom of each page on your WordPress site.

The process of editing a WordPress footer is often considered an easy one especially if you use WordPress builder tools. In this article, we will show you how to edit the footer in WordPress.

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The ‘footer’ in WordPress is the bottom part of your website that appears after the content area. It normally appears on all pages on your website.

Here's how our footer looks like (or you can scroll right to the bottom to see it).

What is a WordPress footer
~What is a WordPress footer?

This part of the website is located far down below and is often ignored by most beginners for a long time. However, there are several ways you can utilize this area by making it more helpful for your users, WordPress SEO, and your business.

All top WordPress themes come with footer widget area that’s easy to edit. You can also carefully edit the footer.php template file in your theme to remove unwanted links from this area.

It is important to note that most modern WordPress themes in the market today allow you to customize the WordPress footer (up to a certain degree) using footer widget.

By having footer widget, you can easily edit WordPress footer without any coding skills.

Footer Widget in WordPress
~Sample of footer widget in WordPress

To add a widget to the WordPress footer, simply drag and drop an element into a footer area widget. You can easily modify, add or remove any columns within the footer widget area with just drag and drop.

In today's world, most WordPress websites are powered with a WordPress visual builder such as Elementor. These page builders are reliable, easy to use and in many cases, come with a free plan that you can install download and use.

Here are some quick tips on how to edit WordPress footer using page builders.

How to edit WordPress footer using Elementor?

Elementor is by far, one of our favourite WordPress page builder of all time. It is free (download here) and it comes with dozens of free and Elementor addons.

This is how you can edit and modify your WordPress footer using Elementor page builder.

How to edit WordPress footer using Elementor?
~How to edit WordPress footer using Elementor?

Simply drag any elements on the left and drop them on the right to start creating your WordPress footer from scratch.

Want to take a step further? You can create an awesome WordPress footer using Elementor (just like the below) and make sure you save it as a Global Footer. This way, the footer will be visible on all pages (or pages that you select) on automation.

Elementor Global Footer
~Elementor Global Footer

How to edit WordPress footer using Beaver Builder?

We love Beaver Builder (review) and it makes all the sense to put Beaver Builder "second" on the list of our favourite WordPress visual builder. Creating, editing and modifying WordPress footer area using Beaver Builder isn't easy.

If you are installing Beaver Builder on popular WordPress themes such as Astra or GeneratePress, you don't have to worry much as these themes come with dedicated footer area. If you are not or couldn't find where to edit the footer area, it is probably means that you need to either play with some CSS or require a third-party plugin to do so.

How to edit WordPress footer using Beaver Themer
~How to edit WordPress footer using Beaver Themer

For Beaver Builder users, the best plugin you can use is the Beaver Themer, a cool plugin to help you customize the WordPress theme using Beaver Builder.

You can learn more about Beaver Builder and Beaver Themer here.


Editing your WordPress theme, regardless it is editing WordPress header or WordPress footer is a rather simple process if you know what you are doing. Plus, using third party tools such as WordPress page builders will make the entire process much faster and efficient for you!

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