Your website footer is a great place to add elements you want visitors to access on short notice from a central place. But what are these elements that you can add to your WordPress website footer?
A copyright notice is essential, especially if you’re publishing or creating proprietary products that you don’t want others to replicate or use without outright purchase or your consent.
Adding this to the footer of your site makes it accessible to anyone interested in learning what kind of copyright is protecting your products.
Links to Important Pages not on the Header Menu
There are certain details that are essential for anyone running a website. For instance, people running affiliate websites are required to have a disclaimer.
The disclaimer informs their visitors that they participate in a partner program and that by the visitor clicking some links, the publisher might earn a commission.
The best place to link all these details is on the footer, which provides a central location that’s accessible from any page of the website.
Social Media Widgets
In today’s digital world, when visitors are interested in what you do as a company and the content you publish, they’re most likely to be inclined to check out your social media presence.
One of the best places to add social media icons linking out to your social media pages is the footer.
If your site needs visitors to sign up to access certain information or products, you’ll want to have a signup form or link to the signup page where it’s accessible on any page.
Typically, many websites will have a signup button at the top of the home page. However, adding a signup form or button on the footer increases visibility and enhances the chances of visitors signing up.
There are other areas you can add a search bar such as on a side widget or on the header. Still, adding one to the footer of your page doesn’t hurt. If anything, it increases user experience as visitors don’t have to scroll back to the top to search.
Link to Contact Page
When you create a website, you want your clients to be able to contact you easily from whichever part of your website they’re on. Having a link to your contact page on the footer enables this.
Menu Bar (Quick Links)
Duplicating your menu bar on the footer enhances user experience by enabling them to navigate to different sections of your site without necessarily scrolling back to the top menu.