Constant Footer Documentation
This plugin is no longer supported and won’t be updated because, let’s face it, this one is much cooler.
This is the documentation for the Constant Footer Plugin. If you’re looking for the homepage for the plugin, go here.
This plugin inserts a jQuery powered footer bar basedon the jQuery plugin by Steve Fenton. The footer is always visible, regardless of where the user scrolls on your site. The purpose of this plugin is to allow the WordPress admin to display important information or prompts to the user such as a Twitter link or announcement.
This plugin is released under the GPLv2 which means it is free to use, modify and distribute as long as you give Pingable credit for the original work.
How to install the plugin
- Download the .zip file
- Extract the contents and upload into your wp-content/plugins directory
- Activate the plugin in your WordPress Dashboard
- In your WordPress dashboard, navigate to “Plugins > Add New”
- Search for “Constant Footer” and find this plugin in the WordPress plugin directory
- Click “Install”
How to edit the plugin settings
In your WordPress Dashboard, on the left side under “Settings” is a link called “Constant Footer”. Clicking this will bring you to a settings page.
Here you can change the settings of the plugin including the opacity, color and height of the bar.
Opacity is how much you can see through the background. Setting the opacity to .80 will mean 80% of the color will block the background. Setting the opacity to 1.0 will make the background solid. Setting the opacity to 0.0 will make the background invisible.
Color is set with a six digit HEX code. Clicking in the box will bring up a color block for you to choose from. You may also type in the HEX code directly.
The height of the footer is set in pixels. You may choose any setting for this, the default is 50px.
Changing what appears in the footer
On the same screen, there is a field for HTML. This HTML will appear in your footer. The code is inserted raw, meaning there is no styling associated with it. By default, anything you insert will be centered vertically and horizontally.
You can use inline CSS styling to change how the content appears such as color and size of text.
Feel free to use images or links in this space as well, anything goes. (pretty much)
I have installed the plugin and activated it, but nothing is showing up on my site.
The plugin looks for a div ID of “footer” which is included with 95% of all WordPress themes. If the footer is not showing up, view the source of your site. If there is no div ID of “footer”, the plugin will not appear. You can simply insert this code to make it work:
Why is there a DashBoard widget with updates from Pingable?
This plugin was released for free as a means of helping our readers and to promote Pingable.org. We would love it if you kept the widget in place and browsed our content from time to time. However, if you don’t want the widget, find the code in the plugin files that says “Begin Dashboard RSS Widget”. You can remove this segment of code without harming the other functions of the plugin.
How much does this plugin cost?
Nothing! It is completely free as our gift to you. However, it took lots of time and a little $$ to develop so if you would like to show your appreciate by sending a small donation, it will help to further the development of the plugin and Pingable.org. Simply click the button below to send us a small donation. And thank you in advance!
This plugin took a lot of time to develop. If you find it useful, we would really appreciate a small donation.