If you have recently purchased Genesis framework and installed a child theme, you must be working on customizing your theme and layout big time. And while you are at it, you will definitely want to change the default Genesis footer in your WordPress blog.
When you install the framework (with or without a child theme), the default WordPress footer looks something like this.
The footer also contains links to WordPress as well as your WP Login page. Sometimes it may also show a “Proudly powered by WordPress” text.
So, the question is, WHY would you want to change the default Genesis footer?
You have a popular blog with an eye-catching theme. Your readers would want to know what is the theme that you are using and will probably go ahead and buy it so that they can use the same on their own blog.
Since, a lot of themes contain a link to their website in the footer, people tend to scroll down and get this information from the footer section.
So, the readers navigate away from your blog and buy the theme. Do you incur any profit out of it? NO
Wouldn’t it be a good idea to replace the generic link with your affiliate link so that you earn a commission out of every sale that you generate?
Sounds good right?
Let’s see how we can customize Genesis footer in WordPress
The best way to achieve this is by using a plugin called as Genesis – Simple Edits.
This is the easiest way to edit the footer content as it requires zero coding and almost no technical expertise.
1. Install the Genesis – Simple Edits plugin in your WordPress blog and activate it.
2. Once done, navigate to Genesis –> Simple Edits from your WordPress dashboard.
The following screen will open up.
Here, you need to edit the “Footer Output”. Before that, check mark the “Modify Entire Footer Text (including markup)?” box.
3. After that, enter the content that you want to be displayed in the footer section of your WordPress blog. You can include HTML and specify the affiliate link here.
Look at how I have customized Genesis footer in my blog.
I have not included an affiliate link right now, but plan to add it later.
Wasn’t it so simple to customize the WordPress footer in Genesis? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.