Brizy is a rising page builder plugin. Two major reasons why many WordPress users started to pay attention to Brizy: it’s extremely lightweight and comes with a very intuitive interface. In addition, Brizy is a feature-rich page builder plugin. It comes with a theme builder feature to allow you to create custom templates for the theme parts of your website, including the footer, which we will cover in this article. Theme builder is a great feature you can use to create a stylish header and footer on your website site. No need to have a programming skill as you can do so via the visual editor of Brizy.
To be able to create a custom footer using Brizy, you need to use the pro version as the theme builder feature is only available on Brizy Pro. The cheapest plan of Brizy Pro costs only $49 per year for three sites.
How to create a custom footer using Brizy
Creating a custom footer using Brizy is a bit different to other page builders like Elementor and Divi Builder. By the time this article is written (November 11, 2020), Brizy doesn’t support display conditions yet. To add a custom footer to all pages on your website, you need to edit the pages manually, one by one. Very time-consuming? Indeed. To ease your job, you can create a global footer block. This way, you don’t need to create the footer from scratch every time you want to add a custom footer on a certain page.
First off, edit a page you want to add the custom footer on. If you are new to Brizy, you can read our previous article to learn how to use Brizy. Add a new block by clicking the plus button on the canvas area. On the appearing template library, click the Footer link on the left panel to filter the footer block templates. Select a footer template you like and click to import it to the Brizy editor.
Next, you can edit the default content. To do so, simply click the content you want to edit to open the settings bar. For instance, if you want to replace one of the default menu items, you can simply click the menu item you want to replace the content of.
Again, you can read our previous article to learn how to edit the content in Brizy in case you are new to Brizy. If you think the footer template contains too many columns, you can simply remove the unnecessary ones. Conversely, you can also add a new column if you need one. You can read our previous article to learn how to work with columns in Brizy.
Styling up the footer
Once you are done editing the content of the custom footer, you can style up the footer by setting the background, width, add a divider, apply an entrance animation, and so on.
To set the background, you can hover your mouse over the footer and click the tiny arrow icon on the left side to open the settings bar. To use an image as the background, you can click the Background tab. To use a color as the background, you can click the Colors tab. From this tab, you can also set the border color and size as well as the box shadow.
The step above will set the background of the content area of the footer. If you want to set the background of the whole footer area, you can set the background of the container (block). To do so, you can hover your mouse over the footer and click the mixer icon on the right side to the open the settings bar. To set an image as the background, you can click Background tab. To set a color as the background, you can click the Colors tab. Same as the step above, you can also set the border color and border size from the Colors tab.
To add a divider, you click the gear icon on the settings bar and click the More Settings to open the settings panel.
You can add the divider on the Type option under the Styling tab. You can either add a divider on the bottom of the block or the top of the block. Or both.
To apply an entrance animation, you can select the animation style you like on the Entrance Animation option under the Advanced tab.
Setting the footer block as a global block
As we said earlier, Brizy doesn’t support display conditions yet. One solution offered by Brizy to add a custom footer to all pages (as well as theme builder templates like single post template, single product page template, and so on) is by creating a global footer block.
Once you are done editing the content of your footer and styling it up, you can hover your mouse over the footer and click the mixer icon to open the settings bar. On the settings bar, simply click the Footer tab and enable the Make it Global option.
Next, every time you want to add a custom footer to a page or theme builder template, you can simply use the global footer block you have added above. You can find a global item on the Global Blocks tab on the template library.
That’s it. You can publish/update your page once you are done editing it.
The bottom line
The theme builder feature of Brizy allows you to create a custom footer for your WordPress website in a visual way, without coding. You can add any element to your liking — including custom fields — by simply dragging the Brizy elements you want to the footer block. If you want to custom fields to your footer, you can use the Text element. Read our previous article to learn how to add custom fields in Brizy.