Extra Footer only for the Homepage?

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  1. lukeman22


    I would like to have a footer just for the Homepage, because I want to keep the Homepage as clean as possible. It would be really nice if there was a way to create an extra footer for this case. The footer doesn't need to appear in the WP settings, I could maintain the content right in den file.. but I don't know how to create such a footer and link it to the Homepage (index-file).

    Could anyone help me?

    Greetings from Germany!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. Elliott

    Hello lukeman22,

    Open up /wp-content/themes/[your_theme]/footer.php and around lines 19 - 28 you should see the footer,

    ?><div id="footer">
    	<div class="multibg">
    		<div class="multibg"></div>
    	<div id="footer_inner">
    		<?php mysite_footer();
    	?></div><!-- #footer_inner -->
    	<?php mysite_after_footer_inner();
    ?></div><!-- #footer -->

    You could try using the is_home() conditional check, http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/is_home, to add your code to the homepage.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  3. lukeman22

    Hello Elliott,

    thank you for help.
    I'm not that big of a php-guy ;-)
    Could it be possible, to just add another footer.php (maybe footer_home.php) and reference to it in the home.php with something like this <?php get_footer_home(); ?>
    I already tried this and sure enough it doesn't work, because this 'function' isn't defined.. right? But could this be another possible solution? Thanks!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  4. Elliott

    No, that wouldn't be possible. You'll need to edit the footer.php file.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  5. lukeman22

    Thank you!
    I searched a little bit and found a handy tip that works really well. With a second footer-home.php and the following code (for home.php)

    <?php if ( is_home() ) : get_footer( 'home' ); else : get_footer(); endif; ?>

    everything is fine. I made only a very little changes in the footer-home.php and it works perfectly! This should work for other users as well so I paste it here.

    Posted 4 years ago #


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