Widgetized “fat” footers are a popular addition to blog sites. There have been several threads on the DIYthemes Forums about widgetized footers, but often they are complicated and hard to follow.
A new article, Tutorial: Widgetized “Fat” Footer, offers a solution that is simple to set up, needs no configuration and can be used right out of the box! It has been tested in both Thesis 1.5x and 1.6x.
The article shows you how to create a 3- or 4-widget footer like the ones at the bottom of this page and on the Thesis Theme Tools demo site.
The widgetized footer described in the article can contain any kind of widget, video, image, or other information that can be put in the sidebars — they are widgets just like any other widgets. The footer widget items appear in the WordPress widgets panel right along with the sidebars, so they are easy to set up.
Included is a link to a zip file that contains all the required code to put into your custom_functions.php and custom.css files.
So try it out! You too can have a “fat” footer — in less than 10 minutes!