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I would like to use wp-admin to make a "page" which is used at the very botton of each pages. The bottom part would look like the below

Home | Tips | Services | Downloads | Workshops | Testimonials | Resources | Contact us

but on top of that it will be complex. A logo+links+images. Something you would find on a page rather then a menu

How do i create a page with the editor and have it display at the bottom of each page?

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I don't quite grasp why you'd want to include a page "on the bottom of each page", rather than putting the "logo+links+images" in the footer and creating a menu below that.

That being said, in order to achieve what you want, create the page and include the following in your theme's footer.php (the below code example assumes that that page's ID is 83 and/or its slug "bottom-page", change it accordingly):

// query for the page using either (not both!) one of the two following lines
$bottom_page_query = new WP_Query( 'page_id=83' );
$bottom_page_query = new WP_Query( 'pagename=bottom-page' );

// loop through the query (even though it's just one page)
while ( $bottom_page_query->have_posts() ) : $bottom_page_query->the_post();
    the_content();
endwhile;

// reset post data (important, don't leave out!)
wp_reset_postdata();
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For those wondering why this would be needed ... my example (and this was exactly the answer I needed) was that I had a "page" which was really just a snippet of data I wanted the site owner to be able to edit: Store Hours. I could include the hours throughout the site with short codes in the content editors, but needed a way to access the editable page in the footer to include it there too. (the example as provided by the OP does seem to suggest a Menu is the better option, but there is a legit need for exactly this feature) –  lhagemann Sep 3 '13 at 23:32
    
I'd say a quick little plugin, that stores the opening hours as an option might be the better alternative for you, @thagemann –  Johannes Pille Sep 4 '13 at 0:07

You can use the get_page function in your footer.php template file:

<?php
$footer_page = get_page($id = 147);
echo apply_filters('the_content', $footer_page->post_content);
?>

Alternative approaches:

  • Create a custom menu for use in the footer. This may not be an option if you really need the flexibility of a page, but note that you can add CSS classes to each menu item. Coupling that to custom background images for each item may be powerful enough.
  • Hard-code the footer part. I prefer to edit HTML in a real editor anyway. Depending on who needs to be able to make changes, this may be a good option. Use get_template_part to pull in your custom footer part wherever you need.
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