You can create a Custom Layout Section for your footer in one of two ways. You can head to the Layout Section Builder at Layouts > Layout Section Builder from the Avada Dashboard, and create one from there, as seen below.
Alternatively, you can create one by clicking on the Select Footer link in an existing Layout, and create one from there. The first method just creates a Layout Section, while the second method attaches it to a Layout at the same time.
For a Custom Layout Section to appear on your site, it has to be added to a Layout. As mentioned, there is only a Global Layout initially. If you want to create a Custom Footer globally, you would add it to this layout. But if you want a conditional Custom Footer, you need to create a new Layout, assign a Custom Footer Layout Section to it, and then add conditions to it to get the Layout to display according to those conditions.
Let’s assume we are going to make a Global Custom Footer, and so the easiest method here is the first one. We can click on Select Footer on the Global Layout, and add a Section Name; for example, Global Footer, and click on Create New Section.
This creates and connects the Layout Section to the Layout, but at this point, it’s an empty Layout Section. If we mouse over the Layout Section on the Layout, as shown below, we can click on the edit icon to design and build our Custom Footer.