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  • Theme Author Ben Sibley


    Hi David,

    Thanks for considering Mission News!

    I have not tested Mission News with BuddyPress. As I understand it, BuddyPress has been made so that the templates work automatically with most themes, so many features and templates in BP might work fine out-of-box without additional customization.

    Well, I like your theme so I’m giving it a shot with buddypress. I’ll let you know of my findings if you want. Right now I’m going through the getting started guide. I’ll get the Pro version if I am successful. Thank you for replying so quickly. Cheers.

    Theme Author Ben Sibley


    Sounds great, thanks for trying it out!

    Yes, the theme works great with buddypress. In fact, I am using the Mission Pro version with analytify, buddypress, contact form 7, UpdraftPlus, Yoast SEO and it works great. I would like to give a 5 star rating! However, I wanted to remove the “Mission News Theme by Compete Themes” below the footer menu. I am an accomplished php developer (LAMP stack) but I know that if I edit footer.php, problems might arise in the future when it is time to upgrade.

    I am making a page that would have the same link and text that is currently at the bottom of every page because I want to support you and your company, just not at the bottom of every page. Could you please advise the best course of action?

    Thank you so much.

    Theme Author Ben Sibley


    Thanks so much for the positive feedback!

    You can use a child theme to modify the footer without affecting the footer.php file found in Mission News. However, since you’re using Mission News Pro, there is actually a simple feature added to do this.

    In the Customizer, you’ll find a new PRO section named “Footer Text.” You can enter any text (and HTML) you’d like there.

    If for some reason you need to make a more complex customization to the footer text let me know and I can outline how to customize with a child theme instead.

    Yes, that works great!

    can I use Code in the box? for the current year?

    I tried adding php echo date(Y); and <span>[wpsos_year]</span> but neither worked.

    Theme Author Ben Sibley


    Thanks for the nice review 🙂

    The Footer Text section allows HTML but the security filters will strip out PHP and JS. Shortcodes are not run from there either, so this will be a good use case for a child theme.

    If you copy the footer.php file from your theme into the child theme, that version of footer.php will be used instead. Then you can safely customize footer.php in the child theme without losing your modifications when you update Mission News.

    The “.design-credit” div that contains the footer text spans from lines 21-30 in footer.php. You can just delete everything in there and replace it with your new code. The date() function should work fine there.

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