How to Customize your Footer with Newspaper Theme

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The success of a website depends on various aspects such as the overall usability, visual design, and brand consistency. These impact the opinion users have of your site. Can they quickly find their way around? Help them navigate by having a clean and impactful footer with Newspaper Theme. Designing a beautiful one is easy to do with our front-end page builder, the tagDiv Composer.

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How to create a Footer with Newspaper Theme

From the WordPress Admin Dashboard, create a new page. Give it an appropriate name such as “Footer,” or “Footer Design”. Then open the tagDiv Composer on it. Bring items to the page, split the row into columns if you want, however, remember that everything this page contains is your new footer.

So, don’t clutter it with too many elements. The first rule for editing and designing is “simple is better.” Organize each one with purpose and group them to create structure and a neat layout.

Here are a few elements you could add to the footer straight from the tagDiv Composer:

  • A List Menu.
  • Column Title
  • Social Icons
  • Inline Text / Column Text
  • Instagram
  • Header Logo
  • Newsletter
  • Call-to-Action / Button

Get creative with each element to stylize it and fit it perfectly into your website.

Let’s get more specific

Each link you add to the footer can be adjusted to match the layout of your site. With the List Menu element, create a ‘Footer Menu’ straight from the WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Menus. Add links to the Contact, and Privacy Policy pages as these are important for your footer navigation.

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Using the Inline Text or Column Text element, write the email address, phone number, and the physical address of your company so that the visitors can reach out to you conveniently. Include links to your social media through the Social Icons element. Adjust the icons’ size so they can still be visible. After all, footer items tend to be smaller than their content – counterpart.

A copyright notice is a lifesaver for everyone. It can be included by adding the Inline Text element and can include the circular “c” symbol. The year of publication and name of the copyright owner should also be mentioned.

Encourage Interaction in the Footer with Newspaper Theme

Once visitors reach the footer, give them something to do while they’re there. Include a Subscription box if you intend to deliver updates by email, or use the Call-to-Action element to invite them to a different page and continue scrolling through the content.

Keep in mind that the fonts in the footer have to be smaller than the ones used by the page body. Think about the color to use for the background and text, create contrast so that each line is noticeable for the audience easily. For more information on choosing appropriate fonts, check out our typography blog post here.

Spacing is essential for the layout of your footer. Leave plenty of room for each section so that lines aren’t too cramped or uninviting. Think in terms of hierarchy: what do you want the visitors to notice first? Your company’s logo or the subscription box? Make the most important element stand out from the rest. You can do that by changing size on the element, adding padding and margins to the column, row, or individual items in your footer.

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Now that your design is finished let’s not forget the crucial part: assigning the page as Footer. Navigate to the Newspaper Theme Panel. In the Footer section, under the Footer Page, open the drop-down menu and choose the page you have created in the first step. Save your settings, and the footer is now going to appear site-wide. Great job!

Last Notes

Newspaper Theme helps you get a clean design for the footer. However, give the audience what they want in terms of usability: links. Keep the Contact Page and Privacy Policy at the top as they are essential for any footer. The Copyright notice should be on a separate row, usually underneath the other elements as a mention to the rightful owner of the website and the publication date. Invite your audience to interact further with you through Social Network links, a subscription box or a Call-to-Action. Lastly, resize and group items while keeping the layout spacious and neat.

Have you designed a footer with Newspaper Theme, yet? Show us your incredible and fantastic results in the comment box below! ?

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Alexandra I.
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14 COMMENTS

  1. id like to see a more step by step approach possibly using some images, slides, power point or video. Then actually creating a new footer visually, seeing is half the battle. Ive spent two days trying to create a footer and a new sticky header and Im no closer than I was in the beginning.

  2. I have a problem with the sub footer I can’t customize. He wants it to put everything in hold but I can’t do it

    • Hi,

      If you want to have more control over your footer/sub-footer section you need to use the Footer page functionality which allows you to customize it via TD Composer. If you need more assistance in this case, please open a new topic at our support forum from here -> https://forum.tagdiv.com/forum/newspaper/

      Thank you!

    • Hi,

      Thank you for choosing our theme to create your project! Yes, it is possible, if you will use the Footer page to create your footer section. Using this functionality, you can use the TD Composer to create and customize your beautiful footer page. In that case, you have to use the 1/2+1/2 layout and then, in each column, you need to add an Inner ROW which has to be divided into 2 columns, like this -> https://www.screencast.com/t/kco9aYRgbSWD

      Hope this helps!
      Thank you!

    • Hi,

      Currently something like that isn’t possible. The header can be made sticky, but the footer cannot, it will be displayed below the page content at all times.

      Thank you!

  3. 1.My home page loads error 404 mesaage
    2. My pages don’t load the contents in it.
    3. The social counter does not show
    4. The date and weather at the top bar does not show.
    5. Popular category doesn’t not show.
    All these issues are on mobile view. I need it to fixed Urgently

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