The Genesis child theme Academy Pro has been designed to eliminate the use of the traditional footer widgets. If you would like to add them to your theme, follow the instructions below:
Add the Footer Widgets Area
In this tutorial I will show you how to add a two-column Footer Widget area to Academy Pro. It will reside below the Footer CTA and before the Site Footer.
If you do not want to modify your functions.php file, you can search for Pluginception in the WordPress plugin repository, install and activate it. Then place this code in there. Otherwise, you will add this to the bottom of your theme’s functions.php file. Then save it.
Click “View Raw” in the bottom corner to be sure you grab the entire code.
Style Your Footer Widgets
Now you need to add the styling to them. Go to Appearance > Customize. Select “Additional CSS.” Add the following code and Publish.
If you are using a caching plugin or have caching enabled on your hosting account, you may need to clear the cache before you can see your changes.
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