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WordPress – enhance any theme with footer widgets

WordPress – enhance any theme with footer widgets

I am using a free theme that provides only one widgets area – a sidebar. In its paid version, though, there is also another widget area – footer. The theme displays a copyright message in the footer and provides no method (in the free version) to change or remove it.

Currently, I would like to change the copyright message and add a link to the Privacy Policy page. In the future maybe I will want to put something else. So I could have either hardcoded the text and link into my theme or I could create an extensible solution.

I decided I would add a new widget area in the footer. The contents of it could be configured using WordPress’ Theme Customization feature (Appearance > Customize > Widgets).

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WordPress – I created a child theme, but it looks different because of Bootstrap

WordPress – I created a child theme, but it looks different because of Bootstrap

I wanted to create a child WordPress theme. All online tutorials were as simple as create two files and add several lines of code:

To my surprise – it didn’t work. To be more specific, it almost worked, but the child theme did not look exactly the same as the parent – some margins, fonts and colors were different. After several experiments, it became apparent that these problems were caused by Bootstrap being loaded after the parent’s style.css file.

Let’s see what exactly is happening to the parent and child stylesheets.

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