How to Edit Footer Copyright Text In Any WordPress Theme

By | December 9, 2019

How to change the footer credits on your website
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 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 thoughts on “How to Edit Footer Copyright Text In Any WordPress Theme

  1. WordPress For Non-Techies Post author

    This video has been updated for 2017, here is the link, it will work on any theme:

  2. MeSalesMe Post author

    wow… I found a tutorial where I did what the teacher said to do and it worked …I'm loving you at the moment.

  3. adam sadi Post author

    i cant find it in this template can any one help please >> bfastmag

  4. Nikita Danvill Post author

    God Bless You, Love Your Videos. You should start 1 on 1 website development consultation services

  5. Nikita Danvill Post author

    How do I do that with generate press?

    * 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(); ?>>
    do_action( 'generate_before_footer_content' );
    do_action( 'generate_footer' );
    do_action( 'generate_after_footer_content' );
    </div><!– .site-footer –>

    <?php wp_footer(); ?>


    I do not know where to edit.

  6. Mukund Panda Post author

    Really Awesome Like Your WordPress Website Videos Thank You

  7. Jenner Post author

    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

  8. Jenner Post author

    the theme is used to change the footer copy right is colormag. help me to solve this sir

  9. david stevens Post author

    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

  10. mutale mulenga Post author

    Hey Thanks for the tutorial… The Editing Method Worked out for me…

  11. Kamlesh Kumar Post author

    This idea is not work on storevilla themes so you have any idea for this theme then guide me..

  12. ओम प्रकाश Post author

    Will this work for Blogger templates theme

  13. Henry Matt Post author

    didnt help some themes developer now know to hide this footer credit in php not in html or even in thesame page

  14. Original Kenyan Post author

    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.

  15. Wesley Thomas Post author

    In Thrive Themes they have hidden the editor ??? Any suggestions ?

  16. Shirley Montano Post author

    Thank you for this. This worked for me. Using Real Time Find and Replace did not.

  17. Gianmarco Procida Post author

    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!

  18. Casual Style Post author

    Thanks man, that helped me a lot! Thumbs up

  19. Rune Simonsen Post author

    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.

  20. sunshine G Post author

    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).

  21. KPK WORLD Post author

    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

  22. Active Bryant Systems Post author

    I love your video can I pay you to do my site speed for me ????

  23. RS FUN Post author

    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 delhi..i will glad to meet you.. thank you so much 🙂

  24. Jobin Joseph Post author

    Which free theme I can use for my blog in the starting stage untill I start generating revenue.

  25. JoeyNeedles1 Post author

    Im begging you to please help me, Is there any possible way you can please call me, I will pay you. Please

  26. Lee Cary Louw Post author

    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?

  27. Eric Momanyi Post author

    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?

  28. Fedar Touch Post author

    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 .

  29. Ajeet Beriha Post author

    Hey adam..please make a video that we cam change the size of add to cart button..i request you.please

  30. Flambo Caribbean Restaurant Post author

    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

  31. EB Videos Post author

    This doesn't work on enfold. I'm not an internet hater, I subscribed on your website. Do you have an solution for enfold? Thanks

  32. Annie Pham Post author

    the problem is the theme Gist Grid I am using don't have the footer.php file in the editor! =.=

  33. Graham Ó Maonaigh Post author

    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.

  34. Vleggu11 Post author

    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?

  35. L M Post author

    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

  36. Zain Yaqoob Post author

    Successfully done. Thank you very much.
    very helpful video..

  37. Ark Dalmia Post author

    do it for storevilla theme its a e commerce theme. there are functions

  38. Giovanni Sánchez Post author

    I am new to WordPress and your videos are helping me beyond the course I am taking. Thanks a lot!

  39. MarcusDaNoobGamer Post author

    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.

  40. Nancy Torres Post author

    This was so helpful!!! I was pulling my hair out! Thank you so much!

  41. Showqi Media Post author

    Verry nice Teaching way, thanks for Your Contribution, I did it, thanks again, let me follow Your Lessons.

  42. Sana Khan Post author

    Mine shows "<footer id="colophon" class="site-footer full-width-wrapper hidden-print" role="contentinfo">" can anyone help?

  43. Louise Tindbæk Post author

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

  44. Web Training Pros Post author

    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.

  45. Neha Gandhi Post author

    I have not seen these <div id designer">

    In my theme

  46. Stevie Oakes Post author

    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?

  47. ASMR CONFORTVID Post author

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

  48. ASMR CONFORTVID Post author

    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

  49. Ola Potocka Post author

    can someone help me please. I do not have the Editor option under the Apperance tab. using storefront theme

  50. Mike Haydon Post author

    I know this video is ancient, but one should never do this in the main theme. Always use a child theme.

  51. Tim Borggren Larsen Post author

    And in this case; OceanWP – It's nowhere to be found – any ideas 🙂

  52. Authentic Kenyan Post author

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

  53. StarMan Post author

    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

  54. Anchal Sharma Post author

    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).

  55. zaid haris Post author

    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…

  56. Sitoesmoe Creative Post author

    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 –>

    * 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 –>

    * easy_store_after_page hook
    * @since 1.0.0
    do_action( 'easy_store_after_page' );

    <?php wp_footer(); ?>


  57. RishikumarKhuman BoychaLaishram Post author

    Not working in Education Zone theme

  58. Nisha Singh Post author

    So helpful… But I have different coding for php and it's little trick to change…Sir can you help me..???

  59. DreamsComeTrue Post author

    This doesn't work for ShopIsle theme for some reason. Any tips guys?

  60. mohamed haroun Post author

    Where are the credit links in the bootstrap templates and how can I remove them

  61. Kate Long Post author

    Mine aren't in footer.php. I also don't see them in the footer section of the Stylesheet. Where would you recommend I look?


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