Modify the sub-footer in PHP-Fusion

By default PHP-Fusion will let you modify the footer from the admin panel. This however displays at the very bottom of your PHP-Fusion site, and if you’d like to instead place a footer in-between your front page content and the bottom of the page, this article will explain that in detail.

Modify the sub-footer include file

Unlike the main footer that is editable from the admin panel, the sub-footer must be manually modified via a footer_includes.php file. Using the steps below I’ll walk you through this process.

  1. First if you don’t already know how to, familiarize yourself with how to edit a file on my server.
  2. The file you need to edit is going to be relative to your PHP-Fusion installation path, located at /includes/footer_includes.php.

    For me the full path to this file was /home/userna5/public_html/phpfusion/includes/footer_includes.php

    This is what the file should look like by default, basically a bunch of comments but no actual code:

    | PHP-Fusion Content Management System
    | Copyright (C) 2002 – 2011 Nick Jones
    | Filename: footer_includes.php
    | This program is released as free software under the
    | Affero GPL license. You can redistribute it and/or
    | modify it under the terms of this license which you
    | can read by viewing the included agpl.txt or online
    | at Removal of this
    | copyright header is strictly prohibited without
    | written permission from the original author(s).

    //Add your custom include files for the footer here


  3. Below the line //Add your custom include files for the footer here, is where we will be inserting our own sub-footer data. So you should end up with something like this:

    //Add your custom include files for the footer here

    echo “<center>This is my sub-footer for PHP-Fusion!</center>”;

    After you save the file you should be able to refresh your PHP-Fusion website and see your new sub-footer. In the example image below, you can see that I’ve highlighted where each type of footer is getting loaded from.

    Sub-footer /includes/footer_includes.php
    Site footer Admin panel > Site footer
    Copyright footer /includes/theme_functions_include.php

    php-fusion different footer options

You should now understand how to modify the sub-footer of your PHP-Fusion website, and also where the multiple places that footer text is getting set at.

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    • Hello seri0shka,

      Thank you for your question. We are happy to help, but will need some additional information.

      What CMS are you using? Are you actually running PHP-Fusion, or are you using WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc.?

      Can you provide a link to your website, so we can look at the existing setup?

      Thank you,

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