This tutorial, which is based upon my own experience with this site, explains how easy it is to add an extra and much needed widget area above the footer in WordPress Sites without using a Plugin.
This widget area gives you an additional option to add any kind of widgets above the footer content, including advertising codes and text.
The code given below should be place in the functions.php file of your site. I have placed it above the closing ?>
‘id’ => ‘footer-widgets’,
‘name’ => ‘footer widgets’,
‘description’ => ‘Royalchef.info-Widget area above the footer’,
‘before_widget’ => ‘<div id=”%2$s”>’,
‘after_widget’ => ‘</div>’,
‘before_title’ => ‘<h4>’,
‘after_title’ => ‘</h4>’
Then, you have to add the code below in the footer.php file, right at the top-
<?php dynamic_sidebar(‘footer-widgets’); ?>
The widget area will appear above the footer content and will appear site-wide, including the home or static pages.
In case, you wish to add the widget are only in posts, you will have to add the second code to the single.php file at the bottom where the footer code starts.