There are 3 parts of a website that are visible to its visitor. The Header, the body and the footer. So what is a footer code? We will explain what the footer code is, what it does and its importance. Footer code can usually be found in the same place on every website. Depending on the platform you are using, it can be accessed differently.
WHAT IS A FOOTER CODE
The footer code is the code on a webpage that displays all the contents of the footer. Footer codes can be found in the footer.php file of a website. Using a CMS like WordPress, you can access the footer.php file via the theme editor.
If your site was custom built and you are not using a CMS, then the website files can be accessed via FTP or SFTP. This of course will take some knowledge and experience to access. If you are unsure on how to edit this file, please make sure to seek guidance from a professional.
WHY IS FOOTER CODE IMPORTANT
Footer code is important because it displays all the content at the bottom of your webpage. This content can range from the copyright date, website creator information and nowadays the footer even displays widgets which people usually use to add other information like, map embedding, company information and links to websites.
All of this really depends on what your company wants and needs.
BEFORE CHANGING FOOTER CODE
Before you make any changes to your footer code, or any changes at all to your website, you want to ensure that your website is backed up. Even though you are making small changes, anything can happen. It is good practice to backup all of your website files. There are a couple of ways to backup your site:
Use a plugin via your CMS.
Download all files via FTP or SFTP
Setup a backup plan with your web hosting provider
The options are there, you just have to do a little footwork to find out which ones apply to you.
If you have a web design company managing your site, don’t hesitate to ask them what their backup options are. Most of the time said companies will provide backup as part of your monthly maintenance, but you want to make sure and ask.
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