It’s a question that almost answers itself (you visit the footer file to do it). Yet editing the copyright section of WordPress is one step that can drive a web designer mad, while it should just be the final touches you put on your website. No need for a premium theme, here’s a quick tutorial on how to edit the footer copyright.
- Visit your Dashboard
- Hover on Appearance and click Editor
- Hit command F (control F on a PC) and type in footer.php
- Once you’ve found your footer.php file, click it once to open
- Look on the front end (homepage) of your site for some exact words that appear in your footer. An example would be “Theme proudly powered by WordPress”.
- Hit command F (control F on a PC) once again and enter this text as it appears on your homepage to locate the correct part of footer.php to edit
- Once you’ve found the correct section in footer.php it’s simply a matter of entering as much or as a little changes as you want.
- NOTE: before editing and saving any part of your footer.php file, copy paste the entire file into a blank text editor to preserve the original file in case you make an errors
- Edit away! You can do any of the following.
- Delete the entire section containing the text which shows up on your footer. It usually sits within an opening <div> and a closing </div>. Now enter in your own text, links and symbols.
- Or, make small changes to the existing text and preserve the link structure created by the theme developers themselves.
How to Edit Your Footer Copyright Area (Video)
Here’s a simple video covering the steps above:
Let us know if you have any questions as you change the copyright section in your WordPress footer!