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  • I am very, very new to WordPress and have limited HTML skills. I am helping a friend put up a very basic WordPress site based on another site that someone else created for him. The website is I am having one problem I can’t seem to fix. I am trying to add a footer to each page using the footer widget. All of the pages are static pages using the sidebar template. When I put text in the footer widget, it doesn’t show up on the web pages and I can see where the HTML code for the footer is commented out.

    I am using a child of the Twenty Eleven Theme. This child theme was created by another designer and I moved it over to this site. I think there may be something in there that’s blocking the footer but I can’t figure out what it is. I have tried a lot of different things based on similar posts here to no avail. I have pasted the CSS code below. I am using this css file and header.php in the child and that’s all.

    Thanks for your help.

    . 2011 Child Code

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  • Try removing the absolute position in this CSS:

    #main {
        background-image: url("");
        background-repeat: repeat-y;
        position: absolute;

    line 19 of the childtheme CSS file.

    That changes / creates other problems, but I don’t think absolute positioning is what you want there.

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Commenting out that code does indeed result in showing the footers. However, it takes away the background which is created by mainback.png. The background is created by repeating a single line that is one third green and two thirds white. Maybe there is a more elegant way to create the background so that I can have the footer too?


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