Add Four Columns To The Footer Section At The Bottom Of Your Blog

Posted : Saturday, January 09, 2010 | Post Author : Paul Crowe | 11 comments

Almost all the new blogger templates have three or four columns in the footer section.It’s a great place to add more content to your blog.You can see in my footer section i have made full use of the 3 sections i use.You can add things like your hit counters, about me, links, ads whatever you like.

To see what are we changing take a look at my demo’s blog for an example using the minima template : Click Here and scroll to the bottom of the page.You will see the footer has changed from one column to four column and i have put some random widgets in place.

Once you make the change your layout will also change so you can easily add and remove gadgets like in the images below :

Take a look at the before and after images below :

Before :

After :

Lets add 4 columns to your blog

Step 1. In your dashboard click ►►’Layou’t ►►’Edit Html’

Find the following piece of code in your template :

(Click CTRL and F for a search bar to find code)

<b:section class=’footer’ id=’footer’/>

Step 2. Replace the code you found with this code :

<div id=’footer-column-container’>
<div id=’footer1′ style=’width: 225px; float: left; margin:0; ‘>
<b:section class=’footer-column’ id=’footer-column-1′ preferred=’yes’ style=’float:left;’>
<b:widget id=’Text1′ locked=’false’ title=’Spice Up Your Blog 4 COLUMN’ type=’Text’/>

<div id=’footer2′ style=’width: 225px; float: left; margin:0; ‘>
<b:section class=’footer-column’ id=’footer-column-2′ preferred=’yes’ style=’float:left;’>
<b:widget id=’Text4′ locked=’false’ title=’Spice Up Your Blog 4 COLUMN’ type=’Text’/>

<div id=’footer3′ style=’width: 225px; float: right; margin:0; ‘>
<b:section class=’footer-column’ id=’footer-column-3′ preferred=’yes’ style=’float:right;’>
<b:widget id=’Text3′ locked=’false’ title=’Spice Up Your Blog 4 COLUMN’ type=’Text’/>

<div id=’footer4′ style=’width: 225px; float: right; margin:0; ‘>
<b:section class=’footer-column’ id=’footer-column-4′ preferred=’yes’ style=’float:right;’>
<b:widget id=’Text2′ locked=’false’ title=’Spice Up Your Blog 4 COLUMN’ type=’Text’/>
<div style=’clear:both;’/>

Step 3. Find this piece of code in your template :


Step 4. Add this code Directly above or before ]]></b:skin>

#footer-column-container { border: .3px dotted #cccccc;}

.footer-column { margin: 0 10px 0 10px; padding:5px;
color: #666666; line-height: 1.5em; font-size:12px;}

.footer-column h2 {
padding-bottom:.15em; text-align:center;
font:”normal normal 80% ‘Comic Sans MS’,’Lucida Sans Unicode’,’Trebuchet MS’,Sans-serif”;
line-height:1em; letter-spacing:.1em;
border-bottom: 1px solid #cccccc;}

.footer-column ul { list-style:none; margin:0 0 0; padding:0 0 0;}

.footer-column ul li {
background: url(–Nk6Q6v4g/s320/bullet-1.gif) no-repeat;
margin:0 0 0; padding-left: 16px;
padding-bottom: 0.5em; line-height:1.2em;}

.footer-column .widget {margin:0 0 .5em; padding:0 0 1em;}


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Now save your template.

The four columns are added to your blog.When you go to your layout you will see four gadgets are already added with the title ‘Spice Up Your Blog 4 COLUMN’ you just remove them and add the gadgets you want.

Now you have all that extra room you could add a link to Spice Up Your Blog in your footer if you want, just use this link, thanks :

<a href=”” target=”_blank”>I Spiced Up My Blog.</a>

OK what else can you add to your new footer section ?

Here is a list of gadgets and widgets on this blog that you could add : Click Here

Have you changed your footer ? let us know, and if you need more help as always just leave a comment.


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  2. Hi Singh,

    The code you couldnt find did not show up in the comment you will have to prase it Here or use the contact me form.

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  3. hey i need thesis footer theme for blogger. I hv found one on a blog, but its fully HTML, there’s no section created for adding widgets. Everytime if I need to change anything i have to edit the Html. Is there any way to create a section so that i can add a gadget directly from page elements???


  4. Hello Paul,

    I can’t seem to find in my html template codes 🙁 please help


  5. Hi Paul, I cant seem to find

    I’m using a custom theme, any help would be much appriciated


  6. Azubuike S IkedionuDecember 1, 2011 at 4:23 AM

    What about template that has no footer by default? How do i add the code?


  7. I’ve putted footer,thank you.I couldn’t find the code you gave us so i putted all new code randomly and it was ok,but now i can not change the collor behind footer if that is posible.Help please and thank you for your blog and all great stuff you are giving us.
    My page is


  8. Hi admin, I am not able to find this code in my blog. now wt should i do?


  9. Thanks for share. Best tutorial of adding widget column


  10. It works, there’s no errors. Thankyou dude:)


  11. Hi there!

    And if I want to take the footer out all together?! Is there a way to do that?
    Can you tell me how?