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Responsive theme: how to edit/remoave footer and replace with colophon widget (42 posts)

  1. mvmadmin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am runing the Responsive theme and wat to create a mega-footer using colophon widget but need to hide/remove default footer to avoid duplicate footer inforamtion like copyright etc.
    olease help, Thanks Allan

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If the Page Template in use contains get_footer, then it is calling the file footer.php...so edit that...to your liking...

  3. mvmadmin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks but I am new and can't get it to work. I added custom css to home page to 'not" show footer and activated the colophon widget but it doesn't show up. I think the code given to me turns the footer off completely. i just want to replace default footer with the colophon widget footer. Im trying to contact theme support but nothing yet..
    my head hurts! lol

  4. brandzing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I am also new to WP and want to change the copyright info from the default name of the site to my name as designer/developer? I don't know PHP, CSS or child theme... is there a specific step by step for beginners?

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Best place for help with Responsive is here:

    http://cyberchimps.com/forum/free/

  6. brandzing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I've already created the site and removed the "Powered by WordPress" but now just need to change the Copyright bug to my name, not the default of my clients name?? I've been searching and reading the support/forums for days to find the exact answer. this should not be this hard to change something that everyone wants to change!?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Do not edit the theme itself. First create a child theme for your changes. Or install a custom CSS plugin.

    Then post in the forum that WPyogi mentioned above.

  8. brandzing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks, I've created a child theme (that took way toooo long to find the correct answer to this simple question. ) and ready to edit PHP? Sounds scary, how do I do that as a beginner without messing up the site, do I do a backup 1st, if so how?

  9. brandzing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Cyberchimp has no answers for this unless you upgrade to pro or pay for support. How lame! This simple change should have builtin functionality and not make everyone change code to do such simple edits. Responsive looks easy until you try to customize it.

  10. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

  11. brandzing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    No, this does not describe the Responsive Theme (free) edit features. Would be great if it did, that's how easy it should be. But there is no >Design option as described here:

    "To access the Footer Options, in your WordPress Administration Panels go to Appearance > Theme Options > Design > Footer Options.

    Footer Options

    Footer Widgets – On/Off default is On.
    Footer Copyright Text – Here you can insert your copyright text. Default is your site’s name.
    Click “Save Options” when done."

    Am I missing something??

  12. Noone Here
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    It looks like the easiest solution is the child-theme. Copy the footer.php file from the parent themes folder, and paste it into the child theme folder, and make the edits there. WordPress will use your footer.php from the child theme, overwriting the parents file.
    If you would like, I can happily do it for you, just send me an email to [ redacted, support is offered via the forums and not email ]

  13. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    @tothbalint - please do not solicit here or ask people to contact you off the forums - that's not these forums work. Please review the forum guidelines:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Helping_Out

  14. tothbalint Please do not ask others to contact you off the forums. That is actively discouraged and ha lead to abuse in the past.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Helping_Out

    NOTE: I am not accusing you of any ill will or bad intentions. But really, keep support here on the forums and do not ask people to contact you outside of the forums.

  15. Cross posted! *Waves to WPyogi* Tempted to yell out JINX! ;)

  16. Noone Here
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    ok, sorry.

  17. brandzing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    @tothbalint, Thank you for the clear info, You've summed it up better then anyone I've read for the past two days! Thank you for you offer to help, I don't get why we cant connect offline to assist one another? But we'll comply with the rules.

    I understand how to copy and paste the PHP but not how to edit the text to include my flavcon and copyright info: Website Design & Development by ©BrandZing 2013 and make the link to my website?

  18. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    In the child theme footer.php file, change this section - look for the top and bottom lines - replace what is between them - obviously change to your info:

    <div class="grid col-300 copyright">
    
    © <?php _e( date( 'Y' ) ); ?>
     <a href="YOUR URL">
    MY OWN COPYRIGHT HERE
    </a>
    
    		</div>
    		<!-- end of .copyright -->
  19. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Oops that copyright symbol insists on being parsed - it should be the HTML entity - remove the space in this:

    & copy;
  20. brandzing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Not sure I understand?

  21. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Put a copy of the footer.php file in the child theme. In that file, find this piece of code - and delete it:

    <div class="grid col-300 copyright">
    			<?php esc_attr_e( '&copy;', 'responsive' ); ?> <?php _e( date( 'Y' ) ); ?><a href="<?php echo home_url( '/' ) ?>" title="<?php echo esc_attr( get_bloginfo( 'name', 'display' ) ); ?>">
    				<?php bloginfo( 'name' ); ?>
    			</a>
    		</div>
    		<!-- end of .copyright -->

    Replace the above code with:

    <div class="grid col-300 copyright">
    
    & copy; <?php _e( date( 'Y' ) ); ?>
     <a href="YOUR URL">
    MY OWN COPYRIGHT HERE
    </a>
    
    		</div>
    		<!-- end of .copyright -->

    Replace my ALL CAPS with your relevant URL and text

    Fix the HTML entity for copyright.

  22. brandzing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    What section of the footer do I copy from the Parent theme and paste to the child theme, all of it or just a section of it, and where do I start copying from? As you can tell I am REALLY new to WP editing code. I typically have a coder do this for me but doing a pro-bono here to help a friend have a web presence.

    It was much easier to start from scratch building a more complicated website using the Canvas Theme then it was trying to edit this simple 3 page site with Responsive.

    Thanks for helping me, everyone.

  23. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    You need to copy the entire footer.php file to the child theme folder.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes#Template_Files

  24. brandzing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Got it about copying all of the footer PHP but not clear on your previous post: "Oops that copyright symbol insists on being parsed - it should be the HTML entity - remove the space in this: & copy;"?

    Also want to add my Favicon and live link to my website? I'm reading the WP how to...

  25. brandzing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I assume I paste into the Theme Functions section of the page?

    Theme Functions
    (functions.php)

    Styles
    Stylesheet
    (style.css)

    RTL Stylesheet
    (rtl.css)

  26. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    "Oops that copyright symbol insists on being parsed - it should be the HTML entity - remove the space in this: & copy;"?

    See:
    http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_entities.asp

    The forum (here) will turn that code into a copyright symbol - so I put a space into it so it would not do that - remove the space in the code so it turns into a copyright symbol.

    The link to your site should replace this - "YOUR URL" in the code I posted above.

    If you want to add an image to that line, change the above code to:

    <a href="YOUR URL">
    <img src="FILE PATH TO THE IMAGE" alt="ALT TEXT FOR THE IMAGE" />
    MY OWN COPYRIGHT HERE
    </a>
  27. brandzing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thank you so much for your info, I think I got it, I'll give it a try.

    I assume I paste into the Theme Functions section of the page? Not the Stylesheet?

    Theme Functions
    (functions.php)

    Styles
    Stylesheet
    (style.css)

    RTL Stylesheet
    (rtl.css)

  28. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Paste what? Don't put anything in theme functions - you'll likely crash the site.

  29. brandzing
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    The footer PHP file gets pasted to which section of the child theme?
    I assume I paste into the Theme Functions section of the page? Not the Stylesheet?

    Theme Functions
    (functions.php)

    Styles
    Stylesheet
    (style.css)

    RTL Stylesheet
    (rtl.css)

  30. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    You need to put a copy of the parent theme footer.php file in the child theme folder.

    In that file, make the changes described above.

    So your file structure will be something like:

    wp-content
        themes
            responsive
               many files in here...
            responsivechild
                 style.css (this is the one you made)
                 footer.php (this is the one you need to make)

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