Editing Widgets in Your Footer in WordPress
Many popular WordPress themes have widget areas in the footer.
Adding text and images is quite straight forward. You can simply go to the Appearance » Widgets page and add a Text, Image, or Gallery widget to your footer widget area.
To add a widget, simply drag and drop it into a footer area. If you need more help, then see our article on how to add and use widgets in WordPress.
Note that many themes will have multiple footer areas, and they may use them differently. You can preview your website after adding widgets to make sure that they appear where you want them to be.
Adding Links in Footer Widget Area
You may also want to add links to different pages, categories, or to the legal pages of your website in the footer area.
WordPress comes with an easy to to manage those links using the navigation menus. Simply head over to the Appearance » Menus page and click on the ‘create new menu’ link.
WordPress will ask you to provide a name for your new menu. Enter a name that helps you easily identify this menu and then click on the ‘Create Menu’ button.
Your menu is now ready and you can start adding links to it. Simply select the pages, posts, categories from the left column to add them to your menu.
Once you are finished, click on the Save Menu button to store your changes. For more help, see our article on how to create navigation menus in WordPress.
Your menu is now ready to be added to the WordPress footer widget area. Simply visit the Appearance » Widgets page in your WordPress admin and then add the Navigation Menu widget to your footer area.