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[resolved] Adding Footer Widgets (6 posts)

  1. adorkyninja
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I have tried using various tutorials on how to make the footer widgetized, it doesn't work. The placement of the new space for the widgets covers the original footer area (as in you see the purple bar behind the white space), instead showing up before the purple bar that has the Copyright information in it. Any ideas on how I can make this work?

    Thanks so much in advance!

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Have you already created a child theme?

  3. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    it doesn't work. The placement of the new space for the widgets covers the original footer area

    sounds like a formatting issue, which can be best discussed when you post a live link to the problem.

    also, which instructions did you follow, and what code exactly have you added where?

    btw, the whole footer has this purple background image /wp-content/themes/box-of-boom/library/images/bg-footer.png
    not just the #site-generator part.

  4. adorkyninja
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Esmi: Yes, I always create child themes. Learned that trick very early on. :)

    alchymyth:
    1. I followed this tutorial here: http://www.themelab.com/2009/04/25/add-a-widgetized-footer-to-your-wordpress-theme/ (Granted, I know that it's not for this exact theme.)
    2. I have placed the code every where the tutorial has said to place it.
    3. Here's what the live version of it looks like thus far: http://coffeetimewithjen.com/wp/

    On the footer: I kinda figured it had an image to it, I just don't know how to bring it down further to accommodate the widget footer, I'd like to install.

    Thank you both so much for the help, it's greatly appreciated.

  5. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    imho, it is a float issue with the .footer-item floated and the footer not.

    try to add something like this to style.css (not widely tested):

    #colophon { clear: left; }

    and to bring the widgets to full width:

    .footer-item { width: 33.33%; }

  6. adorkyninja
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Thank you! It worked! You are awesome.

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