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YITH Footer Banner Documentation

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YITH Footer Banner - Wordpress plugin

This document covers the installation and use of this plugin and reveals answers to common problems and issues - I encourage you to read this document if you are experiencing any difficulties.

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Getting started

To install this plugin you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For informations about how to install the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex -


Upload via ftp:

First, unzip the zip archive you downloaded on your computer. Upload the folder to your server via ftp to the   /plugins/ directory on your Wordpress installation. (wp-content > plugins)

Upload via Wordpress admin:

Go to your Wordpress admin, and in the Plugins-panel, choose Add New. Click Upload in the below the title "Install Plugins". Upload the plugin zip.

Installing WordPress


Once you have uploaded the plugin, activate your plugin in Plugins > Installed plugins.

Go in Appearance > Footer Banner and be sure that Enable Footer Banner is ticked.


In Appearance > Footer Banner page you will find the settings of the plugin. Also the options are splitted in more tabs, to find them easily.


General Settings
Enable Footer Banner Enable the plugin
Logo If you want, you can set here an image to be shown on the left side of the banner.
Title The title displayed. You can also use HTML code.
Subtitle The subtitle displayed. You can also use HTML code.
Link If you would like to wrap image, title and subtitle into a link, you'll have to write it here. (example:
Hide button Text to be shown and used as an hide button on banner's right.
Hide forever button Text to be shown and used as an hide forever button on banner's right.
Custom style Insert here your custom CSS style.
Title font of message Choose the font type, size and color for the titles inside the message text.
Paragraph font of message Choose the font type, size and color for the subtitle message text.
Hiding buttons fonts Choose the font type, size and color for the hiding button fonts.


Background Settings
Background image Upload or choose from your media library the background image
Background Color Choose a background color
Customize the border Choose a border color
Background Repeat Select the repeat mode for the background image.
Background Position Select the position for the background image.
Background Attachment Select the attachment for the background image.


All options to configure the newsletter form of the footer baner. The options below allows you to link the newsletter form to an external service. You simply need to analyze the example form of external service and then configure each information in the option fields below.

Enable Newsletter form Choose if you want to enable the newsletter form in the maintenance mode page.
Top Text Choose if you would like to have a text just above email/name fields
Top Text Font Choose the font type, size and color for the top text.
Newsletter Submit Font Choose the font type, size and color for the submit button.
Newsletter Name and Email Inputs Font Choose the font type, size and color for the name and email inputs field.
Newsletter submit background The submit button background.
Newsletter submit hover background The submit button hover background.
Form configuration
Action URL Set the action url of the form.
Form method Set the method for the form request (POST or GET).
"Name" field label The label for the name field
"Name" field name The "name" attribute for the name field
"Email" field label The label for the email field
"Email" field name The "name" attribute for the email field
Submit button label The label for the submit button
Newsletter Hidden fields Set the hidden fields to include in the form. Use the form: field1=value1&field2=value2&field3=value3


The plugin allows you to use your own custom templates and stylesheets.

Custom Stylesheet

In order to customize the style of the plugin you can easily create a file called fbanner.css within the theme folder. The file will be automatically loaded from your theme instead of the plugin folder.

In this way the style.css file contained within the plugin ( /assets/css/) will be replaced with your stylesheet. Keep in mind to copy and paste the code contained within this file if you need that.

Custom Templates

If you need to include our plugin within your theme you can also customize the templates. Copy the file fbanner.php from the folder "templates" of plugin folder and paste it inside the theme folder and automatically the plugin will load the templates from your theme instead of the plugin folder.


Can I customize the footer banner?

Yes, the page is a simple template and you can override it by putting the file template "fbanner.php" inside the theme folder. You can also customize the style by adding your custom CSS in the specific option of the settings.

Can I deactivate the 'name' field in the newsletter module?

Yes simply leave the "Name" field label empty to achieve this.

Have I to deactivate the plugin to hide footer banner?

No, you can deactivate the footer banner even if the plugin is active.


This plugin is ready for localization via .po/.mo files.

If you are not familiar with translating Wordpress plugins, it would be better to read this article:

Change the language of YITH Footer Banner Languages for dummies

  1. Check the values of your wp-config, the language of this file must match your translation;
  2. Find the folder languages of the plugin
  3. Duplicate default.po
  4. Rename your copy of default.po example: yit-fr_FR.po for France, yit-en_EN.po for English, yit-he_HE.po for hebraic, and so on.
  5. Download POEdit
  6. Open your file with the POEdit software
  7. Update the catalog using the POT file (Catalog -> Update from POT file...)
  8. Translate your file (edit catalog properties using POEdit to add your credits)
  9. In File click on Preferences and tick Automatically generate mo
  10. Save your file
  11. Send the new .mo and .po via FTP to your server, in the folder languages of the plugin
  12. Send the new .mo and .po via email to so we can improve the quality of the plugin and you can help other users. We will thank you with official credits

Version 1.0.4 - Released: Set, 16 - 2014

  1. Fixed the logo that appear also when its field is empty
  2. Updated: Plugin Core Framework

Version 1.0.3

  1. Minor bugs fixes

Version 1.0.2

  1. Minor bugs fixes

Version 1.0.1

  1. Added the possibility to have a text above Name and Email fields.
  2. Fixed some bugs.

Version 1.0.0

  1. Initial release.