Footers are usually just made with widgets, and they do okay with what they have. Not the best layout, but still functional.

What we’re going to do today is add a custom layout into the footer, and make it so it’s easily updatable, and will not break from Divi updates.

Important. You will need a child theme for this to stay working even through updates.
Click here for a free Divi child theme.

START WITH A DESIGN

Use the builder on a regular page and design to your content.

Save it as a global item once you’re done.

GET THE ID# OF THE GLOBAL ITEM

Each library item has its own unique id. We will need that to call the global item in the footer.

Check the image below.

Divi Tutorial - Custom Footer

NEXT, GO TO THE FOOTER

Now we’re going to add the global item to the footer via shortcode.

Note: If we just add the shortcode as is, it won’t do anything in a php file.

We need to put it inside a php tag.

like this:


<?php echo do_shortcode(' '); ?>

Here’s what the footer.php file looks like.

Divi Tutorial - Custom Footer

So in the image above, you’ll see the footer code we’re going to take out.
And the image below is with the new shortcode added in.

Divi Tutorial - Custom Footer

Here’s the full footer.php file.

 

 

Line 10: Of course, the 56 should be the id number of your global item.

Or you can just copy line 10 and insert it in your own footer file.

Note: In the video, the module is 66, this is because they are different items. Your id number will most likely be different as well.

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