Creating a Bootstrap WordPress Theme (Part 3) – Sticky Footer

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In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use Bootstrap to create a sticky footer that sticks to the bottom of the screen, even when there is very little content on the page.

This is part 3 in the How to Create a Bootstrap WordPress Theme series.

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Some pages on our website might have very little content, and thus have a small height. When this happens, we still want the footer to be affixed to the bottom of the page. Bootstrap has a solution.


</div> <!-- #wrap -->
<footer id="footer">
	<p>&copy; <?php echo date("Y"); echo " "; bloginfo('name'); ?>. Built with <a href="">WordPress</a>, <a href="">Bootstrap</a>, <a href="">Font Awesome</a>.</p>

Be sure to place the <footer> AFTER the closing </div> for the div#wrap. It should not be placed inside of div#wrap.


/* Sticky Footer */
body {
	height: 100%; /* The html and body elements cannot have any padding or margin. */

/* Wrapper for page content to push down footer */
#wrap {
	min-height: 100%;
	height: auto !important;
	height: 100%;
	/* Negative indent footer by its height */
	margin: 0 auto -60px;
	/* Pad bottom by footer height */
	padding: 0 0 60px;

/* Set the fixed height of the footer */
#footer {
	height: 60px;
	background-color: #f5f5f5;

.container .credit {
	margin: 20px 0;

#footer > .container {
	padding-left: 15px;
	padding-right: 15px;

Next up: Part 4 – Bootstrapped Layout: Pages, posts & sidebar

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