Add a Footer like Creators.ning.com - - overall look and feel.

A few notes first:

  • If you are a VIP Member of JenSocial and are using the original VIP custom footer - - want a change using the new footer, please go to VIP Tip for full instructions.
  • GlamLiving Media Sites: If you are part of GlamLiving Media sites and use tracking code and logo, according to a VIP Member, this footer will hide the logo. I am currently investigating this, and will update in VIP Group.
  • Time will not allow me to support customization of this tip, except in JenSocial VIP Club. However, you should find it very easy to install.
  • I used the blueprint of the Footer on Creators - - thanks Ning for inspiring so many NCs. However, the code has been completely rewritten and re-purposed, for ease of installation.

Below is an example of the Footer like Creators.ning.com, and the results of the code from this tip.


Click Image below for Full View.

Writer Chick inspired me to get this done! =) I have documented the HTML as clearly as possible. When you first look at the code, it may look overwhelming. But trust me, it's easy to edit. I have written this so all code goes in the Bottom Instant Ad Box. You will not have to add any code to Advanced CSS or Custom Code Box.

 

Since I am including the CSS in the Instant Ad Box, it should load faster, not take up space in your Advanced CSS, and hopefully override Custom Profile Page settings.

 

Instructions:

  • Edit the code in this text file: FooterLikeCreators_Content_BottomInstantAdBox_HTML_for_TIP.txt and follow the instructions below.
  • Within the <style> tag you will find all of the CSS. Locate each line that has the numerous asterisks like this example:
  • /****************************** Copyright Links - Color *****************************/
  • Change your font attributes, the overall background color, and you are done with the CSS edits. If you like the colors in the screen shot example, you don't need to change anything.
  • Then, you will see 4 blocks of links. Each header is titled: Column Header #1-Column Header #4 (named "Site Links" as a suggestion for the last column header). Change the Header Titles to suit your needs. Don't change anything else.
  • Under each Column Header you will see 4 generic links, titled: Link #1-Link #4. Change the link titles and the href URLs to your links.
  • For Column #4 ("Site Links"), I have added the generic links for: Badges, Report an Issue, and Terms of Service. You do not have to change those 3 href URLs. They will work on your site as-is. I used "About Us" for Link #1 Title, as a suggested link. You will need to change the href URL to your "About Us" page.
  • Now, change the copyright name to your Site or Company Name. This is located at bottom of code. Please be careful within this script code. I have added script that will change the copyright year to current year. Search for and change: "Ning Network Name Goes Here." TO "Your Site or Company Name". Do not change anything else within copyright code, unless you are an experienced coder.
  • Save all of your edited code to a text file for future edits. It's always best to edit this type of code in a text file, and then paste into your Instant Ad Box.
  • Paste all of the edited code into your Bottom Instant Ad Box. Be sure to click on the HTML button.
  • And you are done!
  • THE NEXT SET OF INSTRUCTIONS ARE ONLY NEEDED IF YOU HAVEN'T INSTALLED THE BOTTOM INSTANT AD BOX.
  • Instructions to add Bottom Instant Ad Box:

    • Go to: My Network/Settings/Features Layout
    • At the bottom of center column find "Instant Ad Boxes:" section, and click Below Footer.
    • Click on SAVE.

 

I could have left out the ability to change the attributes like color, font-family, font-size for: Column Header, Links, background color, etc... It would make it easier to install, but much less control over your look.

 

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I hope you enjoy this tip!

Jen

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Awesome!!!! Thanks Jen I will be applying this tip soon!

Happy to hear you like it!

=)

UPDATE:

Hi Everyone,

If you are using this tip, it was brought to my attention on Creators.ning.com, the "Switch to the Mobile Optimized View" is getting hidden, due to my hiding the default Ning Footer links. Please try the following, and I will edit the tips if this works:

REPLACE:

/* Hide Ning Footer */
.xg_theme #xg_footcontent {
    display:none!important;
}

WITH:
#xg_footcontent .left, #xg_footcontent .right {display:none!important;}

Best Regards,

Jen

Hi, Jen, I'm trying it, but the left column isn't aligned with the body... (see the screenshot)

Thank you in advance!

Regards,

Pat

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Pat,

I need a website URL to help. I need to see live CSS.

Best,

Jen

Pat,

Sorry for any confusion. I need to see the site where the footer code is installed - - like your screen capture image.

Best,

Jen

Jen, 

this is the site where it is installed.

http://mujerdevanguardia.ning.com

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Try changing width of xg_foot like this:

#xg_foot {
     width100%; }

Hi dear Jen, it didn't work :(

Add !important:

#xg_foot {

     width100%!important; }

Yes!!! 

Thanks a lot!! 

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