Managing the Footer Area Widgets

Con­sis­ten­cy is some­thing you should always aim for while build­ing a web­site. From design approach to the tone of voice of your con­tent, bal­ance is part of the expe­ri­ence you’re pro­vid­ing. Know­ing how to han­dle it gen­tly will bring you many ben­e­fits.

Oste­ria comes with a cus­tomiz­able foot­er wid­get area that you can eas­i­ly use to dis­play con­tent across all pages of your web­site. That’s why we high­ly rec­om­mend using this par­tic­u­lar space to add gen­er­al infor­ma­tion that peo­ple want to access with ease. Con­tact details, social icons, sub­scrip­tion to the newslet­ter, open hours are just a few ideas that you can exper­i­ment with.

You have the free­dom to split the foot­er into no more than six columns. But that’s more than enough. Fol­low this actions to cor­rect­ly set the num­ber of columns: go to Theme Options → Foot­er → Wid­get Area Num­ber of Columns.

Centering the Widget Content

As men­tioned ear­li­er, bal­ance is impor­tant. You can set the con­tent of the wid­gets to be cen­ter-aligned by just adding a helper CSS class called cen­tered.

To achieve this type of con­sis­ten­cy you need to install the Word­Press CSS Class­es plu­g­in. All you have to do is to go to Appear­ance → Cus­tomize → Wid­gets → Foot­er Area; then, for each wid­get, you have a new field called CSS Class where you need to add the cen­tered class.

There are two oth­er class­es that you can take into account if you want to change the width of the widget’s con­tain­er: one-half and two-thirds. Use the same plu­g­in and opt for these class­es only if you have less con­tent.


Yes, you can. For instance, you can insert a Google map to let peo­ple know about the loca­tion of your restau­rant. Also, you can just write down a short mes­sage or a state­ment about your restau­rant or food­ie busi­ness. What­ev­er fits best your goals.

This article applies to Mies, Osteria, and Rosa as they share the same underlying structure.

Updated on December 21, 2017

Was this article helpful?