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    Website Builder V7 How to add a footer ??

    Today, I was playing with V7 trying to add a "Nav Bar" (or footer) at the bottom of all or some of the pages. ... Mainly, because, it seemed "dumb" to me, to have to scroll, all the way back to the top of the page, to see the Nav Bar, especially on "mobile". Why not have a link right at the bottom, so you could get on with your day?

     

    So, I created a text box, selected "footer" for the contents, created the contents with links, to the other  pages. Then clicked on, "show on all pages". That worked, "to some degree"! On a short page, it could be at the bottom, where you would expect it to be and where you had placed it .... BUT, on a long page, it would be presented up in the middle of the page somewhere. Or, if you placed it at the bottom of the long page, it would make the short page 1/2 white page, before the footer.

     

    What is the solution to the footer following along, nicely, with the page, it's presented on? In other words: the footer being "directly" at the bottom of the existing page's  content? .... as well, as the remainder of the site pages?

     

     

    This community program can get pretty "squirrely", too!

    Sorry, unable to complete the action you requested. I didn't even know, I had requested anything!

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    Re: Website Builder V7 How to add a footer ??

    Hi @tmaj

    I think the issue you're running into has to do with how each theme is made. Some themes have a footer while others do not. If the theme does have a footer, setting the content as a footer will work the way you want it to. However, if the theme doesn't have this already, there wouldn't be a way to add one. Using the "show on all pages" option will make the element appear in the exact same spot on every page. This would work for something at the top of the page but not necessarily at the bottom, unless all your pages are the same length. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

    The solution for right now? Add a footer separately on each page. I know that might be a hassle, but you can speed this along by copying the footer and its contents and then pasting it where you want it to go. To copy, click on the background and hold down the mouse, drag the yellow square over the contents you want to copy, then let go. You'll see all the elements to be copied outlined in the blue dotted pattern. Then on your keyboard hold down "ctrl + c" to copy (or "command" on Mac). Then go to one of the other pages, click on the background where you want the footer to be and press "Ctrl+v" to paste.

    Anyone else have thoughts or have a workaround? It would be great to see other suggestions here. 

     

    Also, in regard to the error you saw, please feel free to share it on https://www.godaddy.com/community/Community-Suggestions/Bug-Squashing/td-p/84 if you see it consistently. We're always looking for bugs to squash Smiley Very Happy

     

    JesseW - GoDaddy | Community Manager | 24/7 support available at x.co/247support | Remember to choose a solution and give kudos.
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    Re: Website Builder V7 How to add a footer ??


    @JesseW wrote:

    Hi @tmaj

    I think the issue you're running into has to do with how each theme is made. Some themes have a footer while others do not. If the theme does have a footer, setting the content as a footer will work the way you want it to. However, if the theme doesn't have this already, there wouldn't be a way to add one. Using the "show on all pages" option will make the element appear in the exact same spot on every page. This would work for something at the top of the page but not necessarily at the bottom, unless all your pages are the same length. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

    The solution for right now? Add a footer separately on each page. I know that might be a hassle, but you can speed this along by copying the footer and its contents and then pasting it where you want it to go. To copy, click on the background and hold down the mouse, drag the yellow square over the contents you want to copy, then let go. You'll see all the elements to be copied outlined in the blue dotted pattern. Then on your keyboard hold down "ctrl + c" to copy (or "command" on Mac). Then go to one of the other pages, click on the background where you want the footer to be and press "Ctrl+v" to paste.

    Anyone else have thoughts or have a workaround? It would be great to see other suggestions here. 

     

    Alright, I got got tangled in some other projects earlier today.
    I didn't really know, whether I wanted a "footer" or what. .... I just wanted a little "arrow" or such, to get back to the top of the page without having to scroll, scroll, scroll. ... especially on "mobile".
    I kind of knew what I wanted, but, I am by no means a "coder".
    Did a little reading online, kinda got the gist of "anchor" and "link to anchor". Next step, went to "Paint" and created my "arrow" image . (I tried to upload it here, but it looked like it might take the rest of the evening!).
    Then I did some creative coding: "anchor" at the top of the page ( <a name="top of page"></a> ) and  link to it at the bottom of the page. including my arrow image.
    ( <a href="#top of page"><img src="//my image source code=1" style="vertical-align:middle;width:38px;height:56px;"></a> )
    I added these HTML blocks to the top and bottom of each page. Now, each page has an arrow at the bottom, which, when clicked on, will take you to the top of the page.
    It seems to work, if it doesn't blow up!
    The site, being www.catstretcher.com


     

    Re: Website Builder V7 How to add a footer ??

    I don't understand why some would not have footers. Most people want footers. For those that do not you can take them off of the template for them. The opposite of not having them on there to begin with. Would save the 90% of people who do want them an email message to your support team.