These settings are available when using the GeneratePress Premium plugin.

Footer Widget Areas in GeneratePress

You don’t have to use the footer widget area, you can leave it empty if you wish. If you do want to place widgets in the footer, you can activate up to five footer widget areas.

Footer widget area in GeneratePress.

First! Activate the number of widget areas you want to use.

Widget areas only become available after you have activated them. Activate your widget areas before you place widgets in the footer widget areas.

GeneratePress Premium plugin version 1.11.0 introduced the ability to use GenerateBlocks to build page sections and then place those page sections anywhere in your site. This means that you can build almost any kind of footer that you like. For instance, you could add a background image to your footer or use the container and grid blocks to build a fancy grid layout.