The footer section of a WordPress site is usually the most ignored because webmasters think that most users don't even look at the footer. However, a nicely designed footer can make a site look extremely professional.

The footer section generally contains the copyright details of the site and links to the important pages. In some cases, users can find popular posts from the blog and even advertisement banners in the footer.

You can use the footer section to make it easy for the users to navigate your site. Also, a nicely designed footer section with creative navigation can help you reduce the bounce rate of your WordPress site and even earn more revenue.

Additional, you can use the footer section to showcase social media profiles to encourage more users to follow your brand.

In this post, we have collected some of the best WordPress footer plugins to help you create a valuable footer section for your WordPress website.

Best Footer Plugins for WordPress

1. Royal Footer Bar

Royal Footer Bar is a customizable and fully responsive footer that will help you get more subscribers or convert site visitors into customers.

In this footer, you can add an email opt-in tool, which will capture a user's name and email, then integrate that information with an email service provider like MailChimp, AWeber, or GetResponse. This footer plugin is also a great way to advertise special offers to increase the click-through rate.

As far as design is concerned, the Royal Footer Bar offers several different themes from which to choose, or you can make the bar transparent in just a few seconds. The plugin offers control in terms of when you want the bar to appear. It can appear after a set number of seconds, or you can disable the footer bar for a set number of days once a user clicks on an ad or subscribe button.

Royal Footer Bar also offers A/B split testing to compare different footer designs to find the best one for your website. Likewise, this plug allows you to show different footer bars for specific pages or posts.

With this plugin, you can track views, clicks, and overall click-through rates in a comprehensive report.

Royal Footer Bar

2. YITH Footer Banner

A beautiful, free WordPress plugin to enhance your footer section, YITH Footer Banner comes with the option to advertise products or collect emails for your newsletter.

Once you activate the plugin, it will add a new page to Appearance > Footer Banner, where you can configure the plugin and customize the front-end page.

The plugin offers an easy-to-use, comprehensive admin back-end, which you can use to customize the look and feel of the footer banner.

YITH Footer Banner

3. Monarch

Monarch is one of the best social sharing plugins for WordPress. It encourages users to share your content and follow your site on social networking sites through the footer.

This is a comprehensive WordPress plugin as far as social media for your site is concerned. Monarch offers you a wide range of options in terms of the social sharing buttons' designs and placements.

While Monarch allows you to place the social buttons anywhere, the footer section of your site is a great possible placement for these buttons. You can easily enhance the footer section of your site, using it to receive more traffic to and from your social media profiles.

Monarch comes with a detailed admin options panel, where you can set all of the options for the plugin to suit your needs.


4. Genesis Footer Builder

Genesis is one of the most popular and widely used WordPress theme frameworks because it is quick, SEO-friendly, and secure.

If you want to edit the footer section of your website, this plugin will help you to do so with ease.

With this plugin, you can edit the credits text in the footer section, or you can completely customize it using the custom footer copyrights area offered by this plugin. You can also add important links to the footer section with the help of this plugin.

Genesis Footer Builder

5. WP Subscribe Pro

WP Subscribe Pro is an email opt-in plugin that comes with a widget that can be placed in the footer section. Many professional bloggers use the footer section for the email subscription option to increase email opt-in rates.

This plugin is easy to use and comes with a comprehensive admin options panel that will help you set up each section of your opt-in form, including the color of the widget.

Along with the widget, this plugin also offers an attractive pop-up option for the opt-in email form. The pop-up is fully customizable as well.


6. Header and Footer

This is another useful plugin to customize your header and footer sections. You can use this plugin to add any HTML code, such as the Google Analytics code, to your footer section.

This plugin will ensure that you don't lose the footer code while you change your WordPress theme. You can also use this plugin to add the code above or below a post or page; this will be helpful if you want to add an advertisement banner in that location.

Header and Footer

7. Insert Headers and Footers

Because of its robust features, this plugin is immensely popular. Insert Headers and Footers can be easily installed and set up without much effort. It works seamlessly with the other plugins installed on your website.

With this plugin, you can add a Google Analytics code, custom CSS, and even a Facebook pixel code to any theme that is active on your website.

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Originally published Jun 8, 2018 6:00:46 AM, updated October 18 2019