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  • Resolved gdaytaiwan

    (@gdaytaiwan)


    Hi again

    I’d like to add more columns and widgets to the existing footer and would like to know how to do this. Previously I played around with creating a copy template and adding PHP but it didn’t seem to work. Is there another way, or can someone have a look at where I went wrong?

    Also if I can get the css to decrease the padding before the ‘share this’ sharing buttons and after the tags area, that would be great too. Thank you!

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Hi there,

    It sounds like you’ve already created a child theme. Is that right? Did you follow the guidance below for widgetizing themes when playing around with the PHP?

    https://codex.wordpress.org/Widgetizing_Themes

    Please note that larger customisations such as this go beyond the scope of support that we provide on this forum, and I won’t be able to provide all the code that you need to you. I’ll be happy to try to point you in the right direction if you let me know exactly what you’ve tried and what isn’t working, though.

    Also if I can get the css to decrease the padding before the ‘share this’ sharing buttons and after the tags area, that would be great too. Thank you!

    You can use the following custom CSS to reduce the padding beneath the tags area:

    .hentry {
        margin-bottom: 0;
    }

    The space above the “Share This” button appears to be being added within the content of the page itself. Could you check the HTML editor for the page to ensure that no spaces are being added in the code?

    Hi again

    Yes I created a child theme and customised its php but for some reason it doesn’t show up. In a previous attempt in the Appearance and Widgets area, I can drag and drop widgets to the new area, but it ultimately does not show up on my website. I’m not sure if you can see my child theme, but if you could tell me where exactly I went wrong, maybe it will finally show!

    And thanks for the CSS!

    Did you add code similar to that given in the document’s “How to display new Widget Areas” section to one of the files in your child theme? If you can walk me through, step by step, the different pieces of code you’ve added and where you’ve added them, I can see if I can help.

    Hi Siobhan

    I went through the steps in the past with another support question: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/child-themes-widgets-in-footer/

    I’ve since redownloaded the plugin, replugged the php as per what was instructed again, but still didn’t work.

    If you’re using a plugin to create your widgets and it isn’t working as expected, then perhaps you could post over to the plugin’s dedicated forum? The team behind the plugin will be in the best position to help you troubleshoot further:

    https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/wp-custom-widget-area

    Thanks again Siobhan

    yes i’ve done that but no answer. I’ll try another plug-in perhaps. Any suggestions of a more reliable one?

    I don’t have a specific recommendation for a plugin but do recommend checking the ratings and forum activity for any plugin you choose to activate. It’s a good idea to choose a plugin that has an active support forum, so you can seek further help directly from the plugin’s author if further issues come up.

    ok thank you! will have a look for a different one and hopefully it’ll work!

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