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[resolved] adding copyright or some text in footer alongside standard text (63 posts)

  1. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    hi

    i'd like to add copyright etc alongside wordpress' and caroline's name at the bottom in the footer,?

    thanks,
    art

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Did you say you set up a Child Theme?

  3. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    yes

    installed

    Child Theme Configurator

  4. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Copy over the footer.php file from the Spun theme and paste it into your Child Theme folder.

  5. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    got the footer.php file where is child theme folder?

  6. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    is under tools?

  7. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    You won't be able to do this through the dashboard, do you have "FTP" access?

  8. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    no

    can i edit text in footer.php file?

  9. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    i have dropbox?

  10. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    This Child Theme plugin you have doesn't really do anything, it just creates a style.css file in your Child Theme folder. Its role is the same as your Custom CSS plugin.

    (With your Child Theme plugin still active)
    To modify the footer.php file you need to manually copy it and paste it into your Child Theme folder; then you can modify your Child Theme footer.php file.

    Ask your hosts to help you with this if you don't have access to your website's files and folders.

  11. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    ok hmm

    let me log into my host and see if i can find my files

    is this the only way?

  12. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    okay i can FTP a file to my host thru the website just not the Home folder?

    what do you think?

  13. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I don't know what you can and can't FTP, but it's not something you can do in the dashboard.

  14. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    i understand not via dashboard

    . i logged in to my site on the host and i can see file structure - there is a parent folder but i don't see a child folder etc

    Current Directory: /usr/home/ravart108/public_ftp

    and there is a parent folder here

  15. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Try to find the "themes" folder

    /wp-content/themes/
  16. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    amazing wow i found it!!!!

  17. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Do you see your Child Theme in there?

  18. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    File Listing for /usr/home/ravart108/public_html/spiritualcompanioningforseculartimes.org/wp-content/themes

    File Listing for /usr/home/ravart108/public_html/spiritualcompanioningforseculartimes.org/wp-content/themes/spun

    i don't see child theme?

    here are files:

    All Name - [sort] Size - [sort] Permissions Date - [sort]
    read-only directory current 34 drwxr-xr-x (755) Dec 1 2013
    directory parent 8 drwxr-xr-x (755) Dec 1 2013
    file 404.php 824 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    file README.md 787 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    file archive.php 2,663 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    file comments.php 2,498 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    file content-aside.php 1,592 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    file content-gallery.php 1,721 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    file content-home.php 1,214 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    file content-image.php 2,374 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    file content-page.php 1,083 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    file content-single.php 1,750 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    file content-status.php 1,356 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    file content.php 1,758 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    file footer.php 849 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    file functions.php 8,799 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    file header.php 2,455 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    file image.php 4,424 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013
    directory inc 7 drwxr-xr-x (755) Dec 1 2013
    file index.php 1,462 -rw-r--r-- (644) Dec 1 2013

  19. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    You have to create a NEW folder for the child theme - as well as a style.css file - see:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

  20. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    really ? oh my
    thanks
    do i have to know any of this code? stuff to do this?
    all this to add a few words to try to copyright my blog?

    thank,
    art

  21. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    i started to look at the link to codex wordpress. do i do this stuff inside/via the dashboard ? or at my host?

  22. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    It's not possible to create a new folder or file via the Dashboard, so you need to use FTP (or another file manager) to create the child theme files.

  23. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Deactivate your Child Theme plugin.

    Then create a folder in the "themes" folder and call it "spun-child".
    Inside the "spun-child" folder create a style.css file and put this code into it:

    /*
    Theme Name: Spun Child
    Template: spun
    */
    @import url("../spun/style.css");

    Then activate "Spun Child" in the dashboard as your new theme.

    Once you've done that you need to copy the functions.php file from the actual "Spun" theme and paste it into your "spun-child" folder.

  24. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    whoa slow down

    okay i created a "spun-child" new folder in themes

    how do i create a style.css file?

  25. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Can you create a plain text (.txt) file? If so, create it and rename (including the .txt bit) it as "style.css".

  26. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    File Listing for /usr/home/ravart108/public_html/spiritualcompanioningforseculartimes.org/wp-content/themes/spun-child

    here is where i am :)

    yes i can create text file

  27. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    i saved to desktop

    style.rtf

  28. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    on desktop now as

    style.css

  29. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Send it over to your server in your "spun-child" folder:
    /usr/home/ravart108/public_html/spiritualcompanioningforseculartimes.org/wp-content/themes/spun-child

  30. ravart
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    done - its there oh my !!!!

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