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.
Setting the Footer Columns Number
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 Appearance → Customize → Theme Options → General → 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.
Can I use the Footer Area for anything else?
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.