How to Create a Custom Footer with Divi’s Theme Builder

Posted on October 25, 2019 by in Divi Resources | 10 comments

How to Create a Custom Footer with Divi’s Theme Builder

The Divi Theme Builder marks a new era and changes the way we design websites. One of the most important parts of this feature is being able to dynamically add global footers to your pages and posts. Once you’ve designed a footer, you can automatically add it to whatever kind of page or post you want using Divi’s Theme Builder. Now in this tutorial, we’ll guide you step by step through the process of creating and adding a global footer to your website. You’ll be able to download the template JSON file for free as well!

Let’s get to it.

Preview

Before we dive into the tutorial, let’s take a quick look at the global footer design across different screen sizes.

Desktop

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Mobile

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1. Go to Divi’s Theme Builder

Start by going to the Theme Builder in your Divi Theme Options.

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2. Add & Build Global Footer

There, you can add a global footer from your Divi library or start building one from scratch. In this tutorial, we’ll create a custom footer from scratch so go ahead and pick the first option.

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Add Section #1

Background Color

Time to start creating! Open the section you can find on the page and change the section’s background color.

  • Background Color: #000000

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Spacing

Modify the section’s spacing settings next.

  • Top Margin: 6vw
  • Left Margin: 6vw
  • Right Margin: 6vw
  • Left Padding: 30px
  • Right Padding: 30px

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Border

Add some top left and right border next.

  • Top Left: 20px
  • Top Right: 20px

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Box Shadow

Include a box shadow in the section settings too.

  • Box Shadow Blur Strength: rgba(0,0,0,0.18)
  • Shadow Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.18)

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Add New Row to Section

Column Structure

Continue by adding a row to your section using the following column structure:

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Add Text Module to Column

Add H2 Content

Add a Text Module with some H2 content.

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H2 Text Settings

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the H2 text settings accordingly:

  • Heading 2 Font: Poppins
  • Heading 2 Font Weight: Semi Bold
  • Heading 2 Text Alignment: Center
  • Heading 2 Text Color: #ffffff
  • Heading 2 Text Size: 31px (Desktop), 24px (Tablet), 18px (Phone)
  • Heading 2 Line Height: 1.6em

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Sizing

Add some max width to the module as well.

  • Max Width: 700px

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Add Button Module to Column

Add Copy

Add a Button Module right below the Text Module in your column and enter some copy of your choice.

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Alignment

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the button alignment to center.

  • Button Alignment: Center

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Button Settings

Continue by styling the button.

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size: 12px
  • Button Text Color: #000000
  • Button Background Color: #FFFFFF
  • Button Border Width: 0px

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  • Button Border Radius: 100px
  • Button Letter Spacing: 1px
  • Button Font: Poppins
  • Button Font Weight: Semi Bold
  • Button Font Style: Uppercase

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Spacing

Add some custom padding values as well.

  • Top Padding: 14px
  • Bottom Padding: 14px
  • Left Padding: 40px
  • Right Padding: 58px

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Add Section #2

Background Color

On to the next regular section! Choose a white section background color.

  • Background Color: #ffffff

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Spacing

Remove all top and bottom padding next.

  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px

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Border

Add some border radius to the section too.

  • Top Left: 20px
  • Top Right: 20px

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Box Shadow

And complete the section’s settings by adding a subtle box shadow.

  • Box Shadow Blur Strength: 135px
  • Shadow Color: rgba(0,0,0,0.18)

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Add New Row to Section

Column Structure

Once you’ve completed the section settings, add a new row using the following column structure:

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Sizing

Without adding any modules yet, open the row settings and allow the row to take up the entire width of the screen.

  • Use Custom Gutter Width: Yes
  • Gutter Width: 1
  • Equalize Column Heights: Yes
  • Width: 100%
  • Max Width: 100%

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Spacing

Remove the row’s default top and bottom padding next.

  • Top Padding: 0px
  • Bottom Padding: 0px

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Column Spacing

Continue by opening the column settings and add some custom padding values across different screen sizes.

  • Top Padding: 100px (Desktop), 50px (Tablet & Phone)
  • Bottom Padding: 100px (Desktop), 50px (Tablet & Phone)
  • Left Padding: 50px
  • Right Padding: 50px

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Add Text Module #1 to Column

Add Content

Time to start adding modules! Add a regular Text Module to column 1 and insert some content of your choice.

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Text Settings

Move on to the module’s design tab and change the text settings accordingly:

  • Text Font: Poppins
  • Text Font Weight: Bold
  • Text Color: #000000
  • Text Size: 17px
  • Text Alignment: Center

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Spacing

Add some custom top and bottom margin next.

  • Top Margin: 10px
  • Bottom Margin: 30px

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Add Divider Module to Column

Visibility

Right below the Text Module, add a Divider Module and make sure the ‘Show Divider’ option is enabled.

  • Show Divider: Yes

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Line

Change the line color into black.

  • Line Color: #000000

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Sizing

Modify the divider’s sizing settings too.

  • Width: 15%
  • Module Alignment: Center

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Add Text Module #2 to Column

Add Content

Continue by adding another Text Module to the column.

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Add Link

Add a link to the page you want this module to refer to.

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Text Settings

Then, move on to the design tab and change the text settings as follows:

  • Text Font: Poppins
  • Text Font Weight: Light
  • Text Color: #777777
  • Text Size: 15px
  • Text Alignment: Center

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Spacing

Add some top and bottom margin too.

  • Top Margin: 10px
  • Bottom Margin: 10px

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Clone Text Module #2 As Much as Needed

Once you’ve completed the second Text Module in the column, you can clone it up to as many times as you need it (depending on how many clickable footer items you want to include).

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Change Content & Links

Make sure you change the module content and links for each duplicate.

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Clone Entire Column Twice

Once you’ve completed the column and its modules, you can clone the entire column twice.

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Column 2 Background Color

Then, open the column 2 settings and change the background color.

  • Column 2 Background Color: #f9f9f9

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Change Content & Links

Make sure you change all the content and links in each duplicate column.

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Add New Column

Then, add a fourth column to the row.

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Background Color

Change the new column’s background color.

  • Background Color: #0fffc7

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Spacing

Along with the column’s padding values.

  • Top Padding: 70px
  • Bottom Padding: 70px
  • Left Padding: 50px
  • Right Padding: 50px

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Add Social Media Follow Module to Column 4

Add Social Networks

Continue by adding a Social Media Follow Module to column 4.

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Reset Social Network Styles

Reset the item styles for each social network you add.

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Alignment

Then, move on to the design tab and change the module alignment.

  • Module Alignment: Center

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Icon Settings

Modify the icon color too.

  • Icon Color: #000000

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Add Email Optin Module to Column 4

Remove Content

Continue by adding an Email Optin Module to column 4 and remove the title and body content.

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Email Account

Add an email account next. Without adding the email account, the module won’t show up once you’ve exited the builder.

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Remove Background Color

Continue by removing the module’s background color.

  • Use Background Color: No

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Fields Settings

Move on to the design tab and change the fields settings as follows:

  • Fields Background Color: rgba(0,0,0,0)
  • Fields Text Color: #000000
  • Fields Font: Poppins

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  • Fields Text Size: 13px
  • Fields Border Width: 1px
  • Fields Border Color: #000000

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Button Settings

Style the button of your module as well.

  • Use Custom Styles For Button: Yes
  • Button Text Size: 12px
  • Button Text Color: #000000
  • Button Background Color: #FFFFFF
  • Button Border Width: 0px

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  • Button Border Radius: 100px
  • Button Letter Spacing: 1px
  • Button Font: Poppins
  • Button Font Weight: Semi Bold
  • Button Font Style: Uppercase

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  • Top Padding: 15px
  • Bottom Padding: 15px

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Add Dynamic Text Module to Column 4

Dynamic Content

The next and last module we need to complete this design is a Text Module. Enable the dynamic content option in the content box.

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Then, select the ‘Current Date’ option.

  • Dynamic Content: Current Date

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And modify the dynamic content’s settings as follows:

  • Before: Copyright ©
  • After: | All Rights Reserved
  • Date Format: Custom
  • Custom Date Format: 20y

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Text Settings

Then, move on to the design tab and change the text settings accordingly:

  • Text Font: Poppins
  • Text Color: #000000
  • Text Size: 16px

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Spacing

Complete the module’s settings by adding some top margin and you’re done!

  • Top Margin: 50px

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Preview

Now that we’ve gone through all the steps, let’s take a final look at the outcome across different screen sizes.

Desktop

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Mobile

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Final Thoughts

In this tutorial, we’ve shown you how easy it is to create a beautiful custom global footer with Divi’s new Theme Builder. The Theme Builder and Divi’s built-in module and design options help you save a lot of time and create stunning websites in no time. We hope this tutorial inspires you to create beautiful global footers for your upcoming Divi projects. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below!

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10 Comments

  1. the json file doesn’t work. Getting a message “This file should not be imported in this context.”

    • Make sure you upload it in the theme builder, not the Divi library. WordPress dashboard > Divi > Theme Builder > Top right corner.

      • Super detailed tutorial. I kinda like it when you allow download first the the tutorial. I’m kinda lazy so this helps a ton.

        Great article!

  2. E-mail Optin is not appearing on the 4th footer. I’ve tried to add a new “Email Optin” module but still not working 🙁

    • You have to complete the module’s functionality: add an email account + select a list before it’ll show up on the frontend of your design.

  3. The footer appears unstyled in the site and styled correctlly in the theme builder. Any Ideas?

  4. Wouldn’t you use the Menu Module to add the links in the footer so that they are dynamic to the pages in case the name changes down the road? Also, if using menu module, how to retain the text links for mobile and not the hamburger menu icon?

  5. How about telling me how to save the project to the Library and actually be able to retrieve it to plunk it into a page? Your instructions are not always beginner-friendly.

    • Same here: I don’t understand how I actually add this footer to my website.

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