How to Edit Footer Copyright Text In Any WordPress Theme

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How to change the footer credits on your website
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I you guys out of accurately another WP crafter videoing under the show you how to change
the footer credits in your WordPress website when you’re being developer didn’t make it
easy to do so now there are eight actually before I get into this my website lately I
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the flutter of your WordPress website I don’t know why Dean developers on the developers
don’t make it so that it’s really easy to do to change the credits that just I just
don’t get it but luckily in this video on the show you how to change those for credits
to be whatever you want them to be so let’s take a look at my WordPress dashboard so I
got this thing contest recommended doing to the limited due to missing I’m also doing
a very popular thing called to do anything both of them don’t make it available so when
you log into the backend of your WordPress website and let me just clarify what I’m talking
about if I click on to the front of the website and scroll down you see right here it’s as
being by that’s what I’m talking about here let me also open up the DVD the main show
you what I’m talking about there when you scroll down and says designed by elegant themes
powered by WordPress when talking about changing those credits to whatever you want them to
say so let’s first do it in this Tesseract scene here you would just go to appearance.
It is the same steps for both the code looks a little different so good appearance and
then click on editor now the quarter credits are to be in a file called footer.php nine
times out of 10 of never come across a team that it wasn’t in the footer.php so when you
click on that editor here’s a different template files were inapplicable when this is footer
and here it is this footer.php now what I like to do and what I recommend you do is
to highlight everything in here and put it in the clipboard of your on your computer
so what I use I highlight everything now I’m on a Mac so I do it this way if your PC you
just say control eight and a highlight everything and then I’m gonna put it in my clipboard
in case I screw something up at least I have this in my clipboard and I can easily restore
but I’m not finished writing up okay so hopefully okay so I just wrote down and to the bottom
so in this particular theme this test right FEMA’s down here so you need to do is, look
for the same text that you see on the front answer right here existing by Safeco here
in Iowa I scroll down and looking for where it’s his theme by in here it is now you’ve
got now this is code okay there’s elements of code in this footer she got been careful
what you change but don’t be afraid of breaking something we just put everything in this file
in the clipboard so you don’t have to be like too afraid to break anything so if you want
to change the theme by text you would just change this right here now the remainder of
the credit is and actually a hyperlink and so right here is where the hyperlink goes
to him than here’s the text that wrapped around that hyperlinks or you could just change this
so France and Spain by we can say I love and let’s say instead of putting this name here
would say WordPress and then let’s change the link to WordPress.org okay so what you
make your changes to scroll down and click update file and him and to go here and just
do a refresh and artists I love and you can see about the hyperlink there for WordPress
that I do in this theme lets do it in the DVD not just doing this all off-the-cuff I
haven’t looked at it prior to just clicking on the record button which sometimes could
be a mess but anyways going to appear in its appearance than editor and I’m looking for
something that’s his footer curate is and all right so like I said before, in a highlighted
all a little put it in my clipboard in case I messed something up and and hear what I’m
looking for is where it says designed by and then there’s a hyperlink and then there’s
this the Haskell type minces powered by so let’s see if we can find that Kate usually
the bottom okay here it is so is is designed by striking change that tax and then here’s
worse is powered by and I can change that text now here’s where I would change the link
and the text that went with the link so here’s where the URL goes and here’s were said premium
WordPress thing I’m sorry our adherence is elegant themes and that here’s the URL to
word has a link to word press and the link to WordPress so that’s pretty much is the
same thing just click on update file when they do a refresh on the front and make sure
you didn’t miss anything up you can also delete the entire footer if you don’t want it not
the higher order but the credits of the footer so let’s try to do it on the divvy theme and
I can always restore from what I got in the clipboard so let’s see I think I would just
need to delete this part from these/P here to the P there some that are highlighted all
and I’m in a deleted in the number click on update file and then I’m in a go to the front
and click refresh and you can see the whole credit is gone so likewise you don’t need
to credit or you might want to put a copy right there that would be an ideal spot to
put a copyright so now if you mess anything up remember I have been the clipboard sucking
going here and I can highlight everything began like that and then I can paste what
I had in the clipboard and then I can click on update file and if I did that writes on
the front and when I hit refresh we should see her credits again there it is so that’s
why I was like to put everything in the clipboard when asked for this video thank you for joining
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100 COMMENTS

  1. This video has been updated for 2017, here is the link, it will work on any theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVm2eenrgkE

  2. The theme I've chosen (Publisher) on WordPress doesn't show me the option Editor on Appearance. I can't change colors, fonts and position of widgets either.. 🙁

  3. How do I do that with generate press?

    <?php
    /**
    * The template for displaying the footer.
    *
    * Contains the closing of the id=main div and all content after
    *
    * @package GeneratePress
    */

    // No direct access, please
    if ( ! defined( 'ABSPATH' ) ) exit;
    ?>

    </div><!– #content –>
    </div><!– #page –>
    <?php do_action('generate_before_footer'); ?>
    <div <?php generate_footer_class(); ?>>
    <?php
    do_action( 'generate_before_footer_content' );
    do_action( 'generate_footer' );
    do_action( 'generate_after_footer_content' );
    ?>
    </div><!– .site-footer –>

    <?php wp_footer(); ?>

    </body>
    </html>

    I do not know where to edit.

  4. how to change the footer copy right text color..i try with inspect and found that it was in div class and dont know we to change, help me sir

  5. Tried to change my sydney theme and I keep getting this notice. Nothing changes. "Unable to communicate back with site to check for fatal errors, so the PHP change was reverted. You will need to upload your PHP file change by some other means, such as by using SFTP." Help

  6. Thanks. I did it for a site that I was just starting to build and it worked well. With my other site that is already populated, and has several active plugins, there was an error and my site lost a lot of the theme customizations. I headed over to WP support and discovered a plugin called Theme Editor. It works beautifully with any theme. I was able to restore my site.

  7. Yes man, that's easy with the classic WP theme. But for other themes is all short and you can't change the credits, you can just remove them with a short code but then the footer remains without any credit!

  8. Hello Adam! Isn't it great to do that change in a child theme because that when the main theme get updates all the changes you've done on the main theme get overwritten back to default, but in a child theme the changes remain. At least that's what they say at Divi.

  9. Hi Adam, How do you change it when you are using a child theme?
    I do not see footer.php, and that damn theme doent allow cange even via customization ( I have written to the theme developers, but they are not very helpful, sad to say).

  10. If some download a PDF file from my website, I want that that downloaded file is labeled with some info of my website such as copy write text or title. please tell me how to do that in WordPress? thank you in advance

  11. Hi sir, i am so thankful to you. Because of you i start learn so much and start making money from my website now. Please whenever you visit india..new delhi..i will glad to meet you.. thank you so much 🙂

  12. I am using the Rara Business Theme and it does not have that line of code or the line of text I have in my footer. Please help if you can?

  13. Hello, I need some help. I have a WP theme that was meant for real estate, but I want to use it for car rental coz it has some features I really want. Now, I want to change some names like 'Property' to read 'Car'. How do I go about that? Where do I edit?

  14. when i check my footer i get to see only do_action() function and wp_footer() I cant see the footer text . Help me
    how to edit my footer creditianls .

  15. Hi, whenever I add and replace one query it goes back to the previous original. EXAMPLE:  When I changed add replace the phone number, it puts back the theme creator copyright and when I change the copyright to my brand it automatically changes the telephone number to the old number. Can you explain why this is happening.Thank you

  16. Not ideal. If the developer updates the theme and updates the footer.php as part of the theme update your changes will be overridden.

    The solution that would avoid this is utilising a child theme with the footer file and putting your changes in there. You will need to review the footer.php with each update and compare any changes with previous versions. Especially so with major updates to ensure you get full functionality with new updates.

  17. Isn't it kind of unethical to replace the theme creator's copyright to your own? And could there be some legal issues in doing so, especially if you're using your site for commercial use?

  18. Hi…Love your vids brother…awesome. I am using oceanwp them and could not find the PHP file…theme by like your video shows???
    I want to remove the theme by…add my website link and remove the auto capitalize… can't fugue it out.. thank you for all you do for us newbies

  19. I need help changing the theme name, meaning the "Style" of the text. Have no idea how. any info would be helpful. please and thanks.

  20. Dear @WPCrafter I use the theme Digital Download, and don't have the possbility to delete the footer credit. Any clues?

  21. In addition to your excellent video, it is helpful to save your updated Footer code since each time you update the Theme the old Footer will return.

  22. Hello friend. You've got great skills and thanks for sharing and making some cool and informative videos.I like your style. But the videos look blurry to me. I've cleaned my glasses ten times, and cleaned my monitor screen 15 times. Anything else I can do? 🙂 Just wondering what's up with that. Oh, I did look at the 2017 video you have linked below, it's fine also, but I'm not really interested in another plug in, and btw, is there such a thing as plug-in bloat in WP?
    Thanks.

  23. I love you man, i learned a lot from your videos, am chafik from Morocco, one of your loyal fans, thanks again

  24. i need your help, i purshased a premium theme, but i don't understand how to use it, it's totally complicated, may i share it with you, and make a video giving some instraction on how to use it

  25. Super helpful, vefy clear instructions…Got some extra insight from your video too. Thank you! #Liked&Subbed 🇰🇪😎👍!

  26. Everytime, I tried to install broken themes sold to me by certain people who copied them too, to others themes builder, now I think I will have enough of. Thanks with the videos

  27. Sir, please guide how to remove footer two and footer three widget area from Hestia free theme. I need to write a declaration for which I need only footer one (to be spread to whole space horizontally).

  28. i had made website with wordpress not with elementor but i want to insert a elementor footer block to my existing pages of website how to do this??
    waiting for your reply eagrly…
    thanks

  29. Hi, I have problem with this one, can't do anything to change the names. if I delete, the footer area and widget area is missing. as below :

    </div><!– .mt-container tt –>
    </div><!– #content –>

    <?php
    /**
    * easy_store_footer hook
    * @hooked – easy_store_footer_start – 5
    * @hooked – easy_store_footer_widget_section – 10
    * @hooked – easy_store_bottom_footer_start – 15
    * @hooked – easy_store_footer_site_info_section – 20
    * @hooked – easy_store_footer_menu_section – 25
    * @hooked – easy_store_bottom_footer_end – 30
    * @hooked – easy_store_footer_end – 35
    *
    * @since 1.0.0
    */
    do_action( 'easy_store_footer' );
    ?>
    </div><!– #page –>

    <?php
    /**
    * easy_store_after_page hook
    *
    * @since 1.0.0
    */
    do_action( 'easy_store_after_page' );
    ?>

    <?php wp_footer(); ?>

    </body>
    </html>

  30. Great vid man. But you're just not to the point. Too much clutter talking. I think your vids could generate much more views with some re organizing and re strategizing. Hit me up if you are interested in insights. I work with service design.

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