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Builder Tip – How to Edit Footer

By default, footer in iThemes Builder appears like below:

Here is a video that our professor at training.ithemes.com, Benjamin Bradley did on editing footer in iThemes Builder:

Note: The above video from WebDesign.com is cut from a full training session. There are references to other parts of the training in this 5 minute segment, but this small part focuses on one way to modify the footer in the iThemes Builder theme.

If you would like to edit your site’s footer, follow the steps below:

  1. Place (download/copy) footer.php from core (parent) Builder directory to your computer’s desktop
  2. Open it in a text editor like Notepad++
  3. If you would like to say just change the hyperlinks for the links with “iThemes Builder” and “iThemes” at the right side, edit lines 5 and 6 like so:
    $builder_link = '<a href="http://yoursite.com/recommends/ithemes-builder" title="iThemes Builder">iThemes Builder</a>';
    	$ithemes_link = '<a href="http://yoursite.com/recommends/ithemes" title="iThemes WordPress Themes">iThemes</a>';

    A plugin like Pretty Link could be used to create cloaked redirects of your Builder and iThemes affiliate links to be used in the above.

  4. If you would like to display a series of links separated by a pipe symbol like the screenshot below, use the following code as sample for the entire footer.php:
    function render_footer() {
    	<div align="center"><a href="<?php bloginfo('url');?>">Home</a> | <a href="<?php bloginfo('url');?>/blog">Blog</a> | <a href="<?php bloginfo('url');?>/services">Services</a> | <a href="<?php bloginfo('url');?>/about">About</a> | <a href="<?php bloginfo('url');?>/contact">Contact</a> | <a href="<?php bloginfo('url');?>/sitemap">Sitemap</a> | <a href="<?php bloginfo('url');?>/privacy-policy">Privacy Policy<a/></div>
    	<?php wp_footer(); ?></div>
    add_action( 'builder_layout_engine_render_footer', 'render_footer' );
  5. Save the file and upload it to your child theme (i.e., the active theme’s) directory

Finally, here is another example of how footer.php can be edited from the iThemes support forum.

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