footer text plugin

Posted on 2014-12-24
Last Modified: 2014-12-26
I downloaded the "footer text" plugin and have a hard time implementing it.  The exact plugin is

Here is my site

Any ideas what the issue might be?
Question by:al4629740
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Edwin Hoffer
ID: 40517312
Your footer is already okay, what changes you want in it??
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 40517327
The plugin works with themes that use simple footer.php files to get the footer text in place.  If you activated the plugin, changed the footer text and then nothing happened, my best guess is one of two things are in play:

1) If you are caching the site, you may not see changes right away.  Update/dump the cache both from the site and your browser.

2) If it's not a cache issue it may be the theme is using a more complicated structure in the footer and calling includes or get_template_part() conditionally.  If so, the plugin may not be able to override the text properly so it just dies.  Check the theme's footer.php code to see how the text is structured there.
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Edwin Hoffer
ID: 40517328
Please explain what changes do you need so I can help.
Report: Liquid Web beats Amazon, Rackspace & More

A study by performance analyst firm Cloud Spectator finds that Liquid Web beats rivals Amazon, Rackspace and DigitalOcean when it comes to website and cloud application performance.


Author Comment

ID: 40517331
Here is the footer.php file

 * Title: Footer template.
 * Description: Defines footer content.
 * Please do not edit this file. This file is part of the Cyber Chimps Framework and all modifications
 * should be made in a child theme.
 * @category Cyber Chimps Framework
 * @package  Framework
 * @since    1.0
 * @author   CyberChimps
 * @license GPL v2.0 (or later)
 * @link

if( cyberchimps_get_option( 'footer_show_toggle' ) == '1' ) {

	do_action( 'cyberchimps_before_footer_widgets' ); ?>

	<div class="container-full-width" id="footer_section">
		<div class="container">
			<div class="container-fluid">
				<div id="footer-widgets" class="row-fluid">
					<div id="footer-widget-container" class="span12">
						<div class="row-fluid">
							<?php if( !dynamic_sidebar( 'cyberchimps-footer-widgets' ) ) : ?>
								<aside class="widget-container span3">
									<h3 class="widget-title"><?php _e( 'Pages', 'cyberchimps' ); ?></h3>
										<?php wp_list_pages( 'title_li=' ); ?>

								<aside class="widget-container span3">
									<h3 class="widget-title"><?php _e( 'Archives', 'cyberchimps' ); ?></h3>
										<?php wp_get_archives( 'type=monthly' ); ?>

								<aside class="widget-container span3">
									<h3 class="widget-title"><?php _e( 'Categories', 'cyberchimps' ); ?></h3>
										<?php wp_list_categories( 'show_count=1&title_li=' ); ?>

								<aside class="widget-container span3">
									<h3 class="widget-title"><?php _e( 'WordPress', 'cyberchimps' ); ?></h3>
										<?php wp_register(); ?>
										<li><?php wp_loginout(); ?></li>
										<li><a href="<?php echo esc_url( __( '', 'cyberchimps' ) ); ?>" target="_blank"
										       title="<?php esc_attr_e( 'Powered by WordPress, state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform.', 'cyberchimps' ); ?>"> <?php _e( 'WordPress', 'cyberchimps' ); ?></a>
										<?php wp_meta(); ?>
							<?php endif; ?>
						<!-- .row-fluid -->
					<!-- #footer-widget-container -->
				<!-- #footer-widgets .row-fluid  -->
			<!-- .container-fluid-->
		<!-- .container -->
	</div>    <!-- #footer_section -->

	<?php do_action( 'cyberchimps_after_footer_widgets' ); ?>

<?php } ?>

<?php do_action( 'cyberchimps_before_footer_container' ); ?>
<?php do_action( 'cyberchimps_footer' ); ?>
<?php do_action( 'cyberchimps_after_footer_container' ); ?>

</div><!-- #wrapper .container-fluid -->

<?php do_action( 'cyberchimps_after_wrapper' ); ?>

</div><!-- container -->

<?php wp_footer(); ?>


Open in new window

LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Edwin Hoffer
ID: 40517365
Please explain the issue, then I will be able to help you. Instead of giving the URL or sharing the file.

LVL 70

Accepted Solution

Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
ID: 40517368
This is why the plugin doesn't work:

<?php do_action( 'cyberchimps_footer' ); ?>

Open in new window

It can't deal with the custom function that comes with the theme.

Featured Post

Secure Your WordPress Site: 5 Essential Approaches

WordPress is the web's most popular CMS, but its dominance also makes it a target for attackers. Our eBook will show you how to:

Prevent costly exploits of core and plugin vulnerabilities
Repel automated attacks
Lock down your dashboard, secure your code, and protect your users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I want to start by talking about the use of plug-ins for WordPress. I started a web-site for a company I was working for a few years ago; I had extremely basic knowledge of HTML. I am a Graphic Designer by trade so I invited the opportunity as a cha…
So you have coded your own WordPress plugin and now you want to allow users to upload images to a folder in the plugin folder rather than the default media location? Follow along and this article will show you how to do just that!
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to automatically show related posts at the bottom of a blog post in WordPress. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Plugin “Yet Another Related Posts Plugin” will be used. Go to your…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to integrate Mailchimp with WordPress, by placing a Mailchimp signup form on a WordPress Page or Post. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Mailchimp will be used. Log into your Mailchi…
Suggested Courses

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question