Support » Fixing WordPress » How do I center the social menu & anything else in footer twenty sixteen

  • lileth

    (@lileth)


    Hi, I’m new to wordpress, so I thought I’d try and customize what I thought would be the easiest to start with which was the footer.
    I managed to remove the ‘Proudly powered by WordPress’ and create the social menu but cannot find out how to center it or anything else in footer.
    I have spent hours reading and trying different code as suggested in the forums but to no avail.
    Please, please could someone help as I am slowly losing the will to live.

    Many Thanks,
    Lilith

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  • Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    Please, please could someone help as I am slowly losing the will to live.

    Yeah, sometimes you’re the bug, sometimes the windshield.

    Please provide a link to your site! Thanks.

    By the way, if you’re editing the theme,your work will be lost when the theme updates. Make sure you’re using a child theme.

    • This reply was modified 3 years ago by  Steve Stern.

    lileth

    For doing something, there can be a lot of approaches, the best to edit or modify anything in footer would be to create a child theme, copy the footer.php from the parent theme to the child theme, then modifying it there. To center things, you can use:

    • <center> tag in HTML
    • margin:auto; in CSS for that particular HTML block/object

    For creating child themes, this link will prove to be very resourceful:
    https://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    lileth

    (@lileth)

    Hello and thank you for quick reply. My site is not on a server at present it is on my laptop. I am using Instant WordPress.
    I have already created a child theme which includes:

    style.css
    functions.php
    footer.php

    I know I should use the <center> tag but where?

    Any help gratefully received.

    Lileth

    Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    Support Team Volunteer

    It’s hard to tell you what to change if we can’t see the site.

    Learn the Chrome Developer Tools to help you see and test changes to your CSS.

    lileth

    (@lileth)

    Thank you.

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