This is really racking my brain. I want to place a new section underneath the footer so i can insert images and text and so fourth and assign a new css style to it. I do not want it to be part of the footer though.
So i created in the page.xml file a new block like this;
<block type="page/html_infofooter" name="infofooter" as="infofooter" template="page/html/infofooter"/>
underneath the footer area.
I then went and created a new block php (InfoFooter.php) file to put in Core/Code/Mage/Blocks/Html with the following content;
class Mage_Page_Block_Html_InfoFooter extends Mage_Core_Block_Template
I then created a new phtml file to put in page/html where the content will be. I just wrote some text in this file for instance.
I then finally went to the 1 column layout page (my home page layout) and underneath the footer section inputted;
<div class="infofooter" id="infofooter">
<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('infofooter') ?>
I then went into boxes.css and assigned a 100px height, 960px width, white background and black text so i could see my text inputted.
The box is showing with the correct css style, but the content of the page is not showing, the text i placed in the infofooter.phtml file.
Why is it not showing? Does Anybody Know?