By default, WordPress footer is a simple section that shows additional information about a site. Usually, people will add copyright notice, contact info, social media links, and similar info about their website. Although footer is a standard across the world wide web, that doesn’t mean that your WordPress footer has to be plain and boring one. Especially when you get to easily create a footer with Visual Composer and other page builders.
Depending on the theme you have installed, settings that affect the footer area might vary. Some themes will let you add elements there, while some won’t offer any footer options at all. As we already mentioned that footer usually holds important info and links to your site, it’s necessary that you make the best out of it.
If you like to customize your WordPress site by hand, and you know how to handle the code, there are endless possibilities out there. You can register additional widgets for a footer, change footer for single pages or add a simple text by using a function. Still, unless you step up your game, that’s far from having a unique footer that your visitor will love.
Even if you are not a coder nor designer, you can create a personalized WordPress footer that will look astonishing. And you can do that just by selecting options, colors, and images. Interested?
Smart Footer System
This premium WordPress plugin takes your footer worries away. The moment you install it, you can relax and start customizing a WordPress footer in details. There are four different modes you can choose from, animations you can define, and practically numberless solutions to go for.
Smart Footer System works perfectly with Visual Composer and other WordPress page builders, so you don’t have to worry about the compatibility issues. It also works flawlessly with WooCommerce and WPML. It lets you create separate footer section for different post types (including custom ones which get automatically recognized by the plugin), and for each page separately.
You get to easily display one WordPress footer on your homepage, another one in your posts, and still customize the looks of it for each of the pages like the one you use for contact, advertising options or anything else.
The Power of Footer Styles
Depending on the design of your site and your wishes, you can go for a normal, reveal, sticky or banner footer. To change the style, all you have to do is to select one option. After that, you get to use your standard text and visual editor. You can even create a footer with Visual Composer and other page builders. Use the editors to create content, insert media, and add 3rd party plugins into the action. While the developers are working on new ones, let’s see what modes are currently available.
Normal & Reveal modes
The first two modes are very simple ones. Normal mode will place the footer where you usually find it – on the bottom of your site. There won’t be any animations nor special effects, and you practically get what you see – the footer block you create by using any of the editors. It’s simple, but sometimes the less is more.
Similarly, the Reveal mode will show the footer block on the bottom of your page, but this time, the footer will follow your scroll. It will always stay on the site. This one works perfectly for simple sites where the most important information is displayed in the footer area.
Unlike the first two, Sticky mode is very customizable one. Once you select the mode from the drop-down list, you will reveal additional options that will let you personalize the WordPress footer in details. Don’t forget that you can use any visual builders and create a footer with Visual Composer.
For starters, you get to choose if you want to open footer on click or mouse hover. You get to change its dimensions, handle position, icons, text, change colors, transparency, animations, etc.
By using this mode, the handle will stay sticky on the bottom of your site. Depending on your settings, a full WordPress footer will appear in front you after you click on the handle or hover over it. Animations look fluid and make the footer come to life which is important if you want to put more emphasis on it.
If you’re looking for a complete footer solution that is also entirely customizable, you will want a banner footer. Actually, the banner mode is more of a call to action than a regular footer.
This mode offers even more options than the sticky one. Add titles, subtitles, and button text. Then change paddings, colors, and even add background images which will make the banner look great. Change shapes, animation effects, and in the end, choose a time after which the banner will show. This is a must-have option for those of you who want to emphasize the footer area.
Notice that all of these options are used just for the banner customization. After you click or hover over the banner, the regular footer will appear in its place. We suggest that you take a look at the demo to witness the effect. It’s practically a landing page. If you build the footer that way, it may even serve as a simple lead generation plugin.
Import & Export footers
Since creating unique WordPress footers takes time, it would be a shame to lose all of them after the reinstallation or migration. If you develop WordPress sites, and you decide to use Smart Footer System on several of them, it ‘d be good to save some time, wouldn’t it?
Well, you should thank the developers because they implemented a simple Import/Export system that works like a charm. You can export any footer created with the plugin, and import it back just by clicking a button on the settings page.
Once you create several footers with Visual Composer or any other editor, you should navigate to the settings page. This will be the place where you will assign footers to specific WordPress pages. For example, you’ll be able to set separate footers for your homepage, blog, and different single and archive pages.
On the other hand, each page will get a new meta box that will let you override default footer with the one you select from the list. It’s a nice feature!
Smart Footer System works great with all WordPress themes so you can relax and enjoy building WordPress footers no one else will have. Since the plugin is simple to use, you won’t have to lose time on learning how to work with it, but you get to spend time on being creative.
We suggest that you check the demo site to see a few of the examples in action. How do you like Smart Footer System?