I created a shared widget for my footer on the website and have dropped it into each template page. I went and published the full site and after it completed I went to the website and my footer is not showing up at all. I cleared my cache and tried to view it again and still no footer.
I then went into Percussion and checked a page and the footer showed like it should. I then published again, cleared my cache and tried to view the page and still no footer.
Because this is appearing as expected in Preview, that indicates that this might be a simple workflow issue. Can you find this footer asset in your Assets library and make sure that it is in either the Pending or Live workflow state before publishing?