Footer won't display shortcodes

Hi, we're trying to use Ultimate Branding to replace several plugins on our Genesis multisite.
In the process of trying to replicate the footer across all sites, it seems that the footer fails to display any shortcodes, even when they are wrapped in PHP tags. It's just the typical footer shortcodes in any WordPress theme: [footer_copyright] and [footer_loginout]

I saw this issue remarked on for the header, and wonder a) if it's the same issue, and b) if there's a new fix out for it by now.

Additionally, I sometimes get the "footer failed to save" message, but don't get it every time.

Your assistance here appreciated.
Thank you!