This members-only tutorial is based on 3 Methods to Add a Title for Footer Widgets in Genesis and shows how to register a custom
footer-wide widget area and output its contents (widgets) above the
div.footer-widgets in Genesis.
Let's register our custom widget area by adding the following in child theme's functions.php:
genesis_register_sidebar( array( 'id' => 'footer-wide', 'name' => __( 'Footer Wide', 'seasonedpro' ), 'description' => __( 'This is the wide widget area above the 4 footer widget areas.', 'seasonedpro' ), ) );
seasonedpro with the text_domain of your theme.
Go to Appearance > Widgets and drag your desired widget(s) into the "Footer Wide" widget area.
Let's use the dynamic
genesis_structural_wrap-footer-widgets action hook to inject the output of the above widget area before the footer widgets' wrap.
While still in functions.php, add the following at the end:
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