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[resolved] Adding Minor Template changes (17 posts)

  1. James
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I was just wondering how I could add small text changes at the bottom of every page and post such as "copyright by..." or a personal signature like a name or something?

  2. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Edit your footer.php file.

  3. James
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Where exactly in the footer xould you enter information, and what would be the appropriate html tags? (There is a lot of code there)

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Start here:
    http://w3schools.com/

  5. James
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sorry, haven't exactly had time to learn all the different code forms, html tags, etc. Just wanted to place a simple, non-changing, custom footer at the bottom of my sites' pages and posts.

  6. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    youre asking basic questions about HTML tags???

    moshu pointed you in the almost right direction..

    I suggest this:

    http://www.davesite.com/webstation/html/

    or here:

    http://www.webdeveloper.com/html/beginners_html.html

    or even here:

    http://www.htmldog.com/guides/htmlbeginner/

    When you look at your source you see XHTML. XHTML can be thought of as HTML on steroids.

    You have a long road ahead of you of you are asking for help with basic html tags.

    Please do us and you a favor and learn some basic information. Time to post and read here, means you have time to read and learn elsewhere.

  7. James
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I think you misunderstood my post (Or I may have worded it wrong, it was late) I already know all that basic html information, I was just unclear as to what the appropriate tag for that specific line of code would be (I'm 95% sure it's the <p> tag).

    My main beef was where amongst the footer.php code it would go, because there are hundreds of lines of code there, and no indication of "where" I could edit it.

  8. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Can you tell us what theme you are using?

    Of you might consider pasting the code from your footer.php at http://wordpress.pastebin.ca/ and reporting the link to that pastebin entry back here.

  9. James
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    For now, I'm just using the default theme
    (WordPress Default 1.6 by Michael Heilemann)

    May change it later though
    (A while later, nothing immediately)

  10. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Okay that footer displays
    Blogging in the WordPress World is proudly powered by WordPress

    Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS).

    What is it you want it to read?

  11. James
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Just want it to say "copyright (the little c symbol) by James L."

  12. sarasaratricecom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Then after this:

    Comments (RSS)</a>.

    put

    <BR>&copy by James L.

  13. sarasaratricecom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Actually, my bad. It would be:

    <BR>&copy; by James L.

  14. James
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I don't think it will let me edit the theme footer because below the codebox it says:

    "If this file were writable you could edit it."

    I encountered this problem before when trying to change the code.

  15. harknell
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You don't have the proper permissions set to edit theme files on your server using the WordPress editor. Use an FTP program or a web based file manager to go to the following folder in your WordPress install: wp-content/themes/default and then select all of the files there and set their permissions to 777 (or check all the boxes to allow writing). You will then be able to edit the files through the WordPress editor.

  16. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Please see for revised footer.php
    http://wordpress.pastebin.ca/500374

    Also:
    Changing_File_Permissions

  17. James
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Everything's working fine,
    Thanks for the help everyone

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