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.
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
- Header Logo
- Call-to-Action / Button
Get creative with each element to stylize it and fit it perfectly into your website.
Let’s get more specific
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.
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!
Have you designed a footer with Newspaper Theme, yet? Show us your incredible and fantastic results in the comment box below! 😊