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Do I have to use the 2011 Footer (6 posts)

  1. toleolu
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was playing around with the footer in 2011 when I came across some posts that state the terms of use agreement requires that we not modify this footer. Is this correct??

    If so, what are my options as this will be for a state government website and we cannot have that on our site.

    Thanks

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do not edit the Twenty Eleven theme. It is the default WordPress 3.2 theme and having access to an unedited version of the theme is vital when dealing with a range of site issues. Create a child theme for your changes. Once your child theme is active, we should be able to help with the customisation.

  3. toleolu
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the heads up, but that doesn't answer my question. Do I have to leave "Proudly powered by WordPress" in the footer??

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No - you can remove it via a child theme.

  5. toleolu
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, so I can copy the footer.php file to my child theme folder and edit as needed???

    And this will not violate anything in the terms of use agreement?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    so I can copy the footer.php file to my child theme folder and edit as needed???

    Yes. Twenty Eleven is released under GPL. You can modify the output via a child theme in any way that you like.

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