Scholar’s footer offers a section to highlight “about” content, followed by your primary navigation links, contact information including social media links, and secondary navigation buttons. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to add additional sections or widgets to the Scholar footer. Below is a screenshot of what the Scholar footer looks like.

A screenshot of the Scholar theme website footer

Not your theme? Check out how to adjust the website footer for a different theme in this support article.

  • Make sure you’re logged in to the back end of your website. 
  • Hover over the Appearance section of the admin menu on the left, and click “Customize”
A screenshot of the Appearance Section of the admin menu in the back end of a website highlighting the Customize hyperlink
  • Once you’re in the Customizer, click on the “Footer Settings” option on the left side of the page to update the footer content.
  • The footer primary navigation and secondary navigation buttons will automatically pull in from the primary navigation and secondary navigation in the header.
  • The “Footer Mission Statement” and “Footer Contact Information” text areas can be updated in the left-hand sidebar menu of the Customizer. As you make adjustments, you’ll be able to see the updates reflected on the website to the right. In the image below, we’ve labeled each text section with its corresponding title in the menu. 
  • Want to change the social media information? Learn how to update the social media links in this support article.
  • Once you’re happy with the footer content, be sure to click the blue “Publish” button at the top of the Customizer sidebar.
A screenshot of the Footer Settings in the Customize menu, highlighting the Footer Mission Statement and the Footer Contact Information.

Update the Privacy Policy link

  • Scroll down in the Footer Settings menu to find the Privacy Policy Settings.
  • Use the Yes and No radio buttons to decide whether you’d like to display a Privacy Policy link.
  • If you’ve selected “Yes”, you’ll then use the dropdown to find and select your Privacy Policy page to be sure the link that appears in the footer goes to the correct page on your site.
A screenshot of the Footer Settings in the Customize menu, highlighting the Privacy Policy link in the footer.

Still Have Questions?

The quickest way to get support is to reach out to us within your website’s admin dashboard. Log into your website and then fill out the Request Help form. You’ll hear back from us within one business day.