How to fix a custom footer to the bottom of the screen

Jun 1, 2019 | CSS tweaks, Divi Theme, Footer, Global Section, Mobile

New instructions coming soon for using Theme Builder in theme versions starting from Divi 4.0!

In the mean time, here are instructions for older versions of Divi:

So, you’ve made a custom footer layout and saved it in your Divi Library as a Global Section. Then you set it to display as a footer. (See how to make and use a custom layout in your footer here.)

You hid the default Divi footer, and instead you’re using your custom footer layout as the site’s footer. (See how to hide the default Divi footer here.)

BUT NOW, you want your custom footer to be fixed to the bottom of the screen at all times. Here’s how to do it:

Navigate to your Divi Library.

divi library

Select your custom footer layout to edit. (Click on the item title or the “Edit” link that appears when you hover over the row.)

edit layout in divi library

Open the section settings.

open divi section settings to edit

Give the section the CSS ID of “bottom_bar”, then click “Save & Exit”.

give section css id then save and exit

Update the layout to save changes.

update layout in divi library

Now use the following CSS:

/* Fixed custom footer */
#bottom_bar {
padding: 0 !important;
position: fixed;
bottom: 0;
left: 0;
width: 100%;
z-index: 999;


If you want your custom footer to be fixed on mobile screens only, also add this CSS:

@media all and (min-width: 767px) {
#bottom_bar { display: none !important;}


Where to paste the CSS snippet

Navigate to Divi>Theme Options and at the bottom of the default “General” tab, paste the CSS snippet into the “Custom CSS” box and save changes.


Child Themes

We recommend using a child theme. It is your insurance against losing your custom work in updates. Click here for instructions on adding a basic Divi child theme with a stylesheet (for custom CSS). Click here to learn more about child themes and getting the most out of the Divi theme.

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