I wanted to add a widget area above the header to add more links and things. Once again, we”ll need to edit both the child theme’s Functions.php and Style.css files.
I was pleased to see how easy it was to change the Genesis sample theme footer widgets. With just 2 simple edits to code, problem was solved.
There’s a few things to think about when moving forward with this update. Is my theme compatible? Are all my plugins compatible? Are you using a page generator to build posts and pages? This update can make an average Wordpress user nervous.
Want to create your own custom child theme for the Genesis Theme framework? The easiest way is to start with the Genesis sample theme.
If you are building a custom genesis theme from scratch, you may want to customize your footer area. Here’s how to add theme support for multiple footer widgets.