Edit Divi footer

You have three main elements in the footer of your Divi theme. These are widgetized areas, footer credits, and social icons/links as you see in the picture below:

Divi theme footer elements

Together we will go through each of the elements and see how you can edit the footer precisely.

How to edit Divi footer?

As mentioned above, the default footer in Divi has three main elements. Let’s see how you can edit & customize them accordingly.

Edit the widget area in the Divi

In the above screenshot, you see an area that has a red border. It’s the widgetized area in Divi. It can contain one or more widgets. In my example (in the above screenshot), I have 3 widgets.

How to change the footer layout in Divi

If you want to change the number of columns/widgets in this area, navigate to “Divi – Theme Customizer.”

Divi theme customizer link
Theme Customizer

Next, click on “Footer” as you see in the screenshot below:

Footer customizer link in Divi
Click on Footer

Next, click on “Layout” as you see in the screenshot below:

Divi theme customizer footer layout option

Next, choose your preferred column layout (as you see below).

Choose Divi theme footer column layout
Choose your preferred column layout here

This is where you can choose the layout of your footer and change the number of columns & their sizing.

Also, you can change the background color of the footer by selecting a different color as you see in the above screenshot (FOOTER BACKGROUND COLOR).

Once you are satisfied with your changes, hit the “Publish” button.

Publish changes
Publish your changes once you’re satisfied with your changes

How to insert/edit/populate individual widgets in the footer?

In your WordPress admin dashboard, navigate to “Appearance – Widgets” and click the down arrow to the “Footer Area #1” and so on.

Footer widgets in WordPress admin dashboard

After expanding a footer area, you will be able to insert a new block to the widget (by clicking the plus icon as you see in the screenshot below).

Add block to the footer widget

You have to follow the same approach multiple times. If you selected 3 column layout in the past section, then you have to fill out three footer widgets. If you chose 4 then you have to fill out 4 widgets and so on and so forth.

You will have up to “Footer Area #6” but you don’t need to fill out all of them. If you chose 2 column layout in the last section, then ignore the rest of the last 4 footer areas.

You can insert any type of Gutenberg block into the widget such as a paragraph, image, custom HTML, etc.

And once a single widget can contain multiple Gutenberg blocks.

How to edit footer credits (copyright texts) in the Divi theme?

This part of the footer lives in the “Bottom bar.” To edit the footer credits in your Divi theme, go to your WordPress admin dashboard, navigate to “Divi – Theme Customizer” and then click on “Footer” as you did in the past. If you’re not sure, let me share the two previous screenshots once again below:

Next, click on “Bottom Bar” as you see in the screenshot below.

Divi theme customizer footer bottom bar
Bottom Bar

Then scroll down until the very bottom. Here you’ll find a field called “EDIT FOOTER CREDITS.” This is the option where you can change the footer credits or copyright texts.

Edit footer credits or copyright texts in the Divi theme

Note that it also accepts HTML and as well as plain text.

Once you’re satisfied with your changes, hit the “Publish” button.

How to change the social media links/icons in Divi footer?

These social media links or icons also live in the “Bottom Bar.”

How to remove social media links from the footer?

To remove the social media links or icons from the footer, navigate to “Divi – Theme Customizer”, then click on “Footer” and then “Footer Elements.”

Divi theme customizer footer elements
Click on the “Footer Elements”

Next, uncheck the “SHOW SOCIAL ICONS” option and hit “Publish” as you see in the screenshot below.

Divi theme customizer hide or show social icons
Uncheck & hit publish

This will remove the social media icons from the footer (bottom bar).

How to edit social media links in the footer?

To edit social media links in the footer, navigate to “Divi – Theme Options” and scroll a little. Here you will find the option to turn on or off Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc and you will be able to input your own social media links.

See the screenshot below as a reference:

Turn on or off social media links in the Divi theme

Whatever you do here will be applied to the front-end of your website including the footer and secondary navigation.

This is how you can completely edit the footer in your Divi theme.

Conclusion

I tried to make this guideline as simple as possible and provided screenshots of all the steps. Therefore if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.