Have you tried a plugin like this http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/footer-putter/ ?
I have not. Thank you for the recommendation. I will check it out!
I installed footer putter, but I don’t have a footer widget area in Appearance > Widgets to drag the Footer Copyright Widget into via my twenty twelve child theme. Thank you, in advance, for your help.
Adding a footer area to Twenty Twelve is not difficult. Just be sure to first have a Chile Theme…
It’s also not hard to simply add the code you want to the footer.php file if you’d rather do that – and have no real need for widgets there. It kind of depends on how often or who will be maintaining your site and likely wanting to change the footer.
It’s also not hard to simply add the code you want to the footer.php file if you’d rather do that – and have no real need for widgets there.
Ah, I did not realize a footer area is not needed to do that. So yes, that would do just fine here.
After some thorough thought and research, I believe it would be best for me as a novice to use the footer putter widget. I reviewed the link posted by ‘leejosepho.’ I only want one footer widget area to drag the Footer Copywright Widget into. I am following the steps at http://www.diywebmastery.com/plugins/footer-putter
I am at Step 7 ‘Setting Up the Footer Copyright’ and just need to get the footer widget area inside Appearance > Widgets. Thanks to everyone for your excellent help!
I found the answer to my issue by reading how to use the Footer Hook field in Footer Putter > Footer Credits. http://www.diywebmastery.com/2950/footer-credits-on-twenty-twelve
Thanks to you all for your input and help in resolving my issue!