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WordPress fix Reply To: Editing the footer

Discussion in 'Misc WordPress Requests' started by Z_Everson, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Z_Everson


    Reply To: Editing the footer, by Z_Everson

    Thanks @mateusgetulio and @keithdriscoll!

    One possibility here is that this option is a widget, to change it go to this path:
    Appearance > Customize > Footer Widget

    I do have footer widgets, but they are for the content that appears just before the actual footer (the About, Contact, and Connect cells).

    Other possibility is that your current theme uses Static Blocks. This option only gets available when the current theme uses it. It is present in the wp-admin main menu before the Media option. Just click on it and you’ll be able to see the footer file to edit.

    That option doesn’t appear for me.

    According to WooThemes site it should be located under Canvas > Settings >
    Header & Footer > Footer

    Thanks. Clearly I should have done some searching. I recall those options being available when I set up the website. Header & Footer, however, no longer appear with the other options in Canvas > Settings.

    Please keep in mind that we do not support commercial themes here. You should refer to WooThemes website and Canvas docs.

    I searched some more, but found nothing.

    I was able to fix it, explaining the process here in case someone else encounters the same issue.

    Via WP’s CMS at Appearance > Editor > Theme Footer (footer.php), I replaced

    <?php woo_footer_left(); ?>


    © 2017 Opt-Out Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    But that change brought about these error messages:

    • “Something went wrong. Your change may not have been saved. Please try again. There is also a chance that you may need to manually fix and upload the file over FTP.”
    • “Unable to communicate back with site to check for fatal errors, so the PHP change was reverted. You will need to upload your PHP file change by some other means, such as by using SFTP.”

    If I looked at my website while the change was being processed, the footer shows the updated content. But when I looked after getting the error message, it had in fact reverted to the old content.

    When I opened footer.php via my my hosting company’s control panel file manager, however, the new content was in it.

    I then manually edited the .footer.php file I downloaded from my control panel’s file manager (just adding <p> and </p> before the text, as the the new content already was there) and uploaded it.

    Ten minutes the updated content was still there. So I’m assuming that fixed it.

    Thanks again!

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