get_footer( string $name = null, array $args = array() ): void|false

Loads footer template.


Includes the footer template for a theme or if a name is specified then a specialized footer will be included.

For the parameter, if the file is called "footer-special.php" then specify "special".

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$name string Optional
The name of the specialized footer.

Default: null

$args array Optional
Additional arguments passed to the footer template.

Default: array()

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void|false Void on success, false if the template does not exist.

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File: wp-includes/general-template.php. View all references

function get_footer( $name = null, $args = array() ) {
	 * Fires before the footer template file is loaded.
	 * @since 2.1.0
	 * @since 2.8.0 The `$name` parameter was added.
	 * @since 5.5.0 The `$args` parameter was added.
	 * @param string|null $name Name of the specific footer file to use. Null for the default footer.
	 * @param array       $args Additional arguments passed to the footer template.
	do_action( 'get_footer', $name, $args );

	$templates = array();
	$name      = (string) $name;
	if ( '' !== $name ) {
		$templates[] = "footer-{$name}.php";

	$templates[] = 'footer.php';

	if ( ! locate_template( $templates, true, true, $args ) ) {
		return false;

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Version Description
5.5.0 The $args parameter was added.
1.5.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes

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    Create footer-new.php file in theme main directory and put that code

    <?php echo $args['name']; ?> <br> <?php echo $args['location']; ?>
    // that code put in page.php, single.php etc
    // I have put that code in index.php file
    get_footer('new',array('name'=>'Muhammad Jawad Abbasi','location'=>'Pakistan'));

    Muhammad Jawad Abbasi

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