Genesis theme footer - can I use BB page builder to create?

I am new to Beaver Builder and I am not a developer. I am using the Genesis Lifestyle theme on my site. this is using the child theme widget.

I am using Genesis Dambuster to turn headers & footers off on certain landing pages. So I have had to move my footer out of the Genesis parent theme into the footer widgets section of the child them so the footers work with Dambuster. Sample of my former footer using the footer script in Genesis parent theme vs. footer widget in child theme.

Is there a way to use BB Page Builder to create a widget for the footer widget section of the Lifestyle child theme?

Hey Kathryn,

Welcome to the BB forums! :slight_smile:

Okay, so there isn’t really a way for you to be able to create widgets via the page builder. But you can create a template, and call the contents of the template inside a Text widget by shortcode.

By default, shortcodes aren’t accepted inside a Text widget so you’ll need to add a filter. Just place the code add_filter(‘widget_text’, ‘do_shortcode’); inside your theme’s functions.php file under Appearance > Edit.

You can also check the thread below for a guide. :slight_smile:

Hope this helps, and let us know if you need anything further!