Footer wordress 2010? (10 posts)

  1. Multimastery
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How do I change the footer in wordpress 2010 theme? I want to update the copyright on this blog http://studentloansadvisor.org

  2. You can change that by editing the footer.php file, but you should really be making a child theme first.

  3. Multimastery
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok thanks...so I have to make a child theme just to edit something as simple as a copyright? Why does the simplest things have to be more complex?

  4. Why does the simplest things have to be more complex?

    It's a 5 minute change to edit the footer.php file (if that long) but when an update comes out for Twenty Eleven, you'll probably get bent out of shape when your 5 minute edit gets completely wiped out.

    If you create a child theme, your changes are protected from getting wiped out. That's why that's always the recommendation, to save you grief down the line.

    Creating a child theme is ~10 minutes of work if your fast, if that much. ;)

  5. rhonorginal
    Posted 4 years ago #

    if you'd always like the current year use this were the date should be

    <?php echo date('Y'); ?>

    child themes are poor coding.

  6. child themes are poor coding.

    No, they're really not and you should try it.

    When you want to make changes to footer.php and you do it in a child theme, then you're not only saving yourself grief later on but your doing it the smart way.

    As you're using a copy of the old footer.php file and modifying that copy, I'm not sure how that could be poor coding.

  7. rhonorginal
    Posted 4 years ago #

    childs are bloat for no reason. lazy.

  8. Sorry, but you're just wrong. That's bad advice and hopefully the OP will ignore your suggestion.

    @Multimastery, you are of course free to do as you like, and that's always my advice. ;)

    But if you want to avoid pitfalls, pain and suffering down the line, you'll follow good advice and just create a child theme.

  9. Multimastery
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for replies... I checked the footer file and didn't even see a place where the copyright/date would be, otherwise I just would have simply typed in a new date.

    I just think things that simple should be built in and shouldn't require people to create child themes and such just to keep it in tact. It should be user-friendly that even a novice could do without having to learn some techy stuff.

    But if this is the only way to keep it in tact...then how do you create a child theme easily? ... alternatively, if there's a way to just go in and find the right footer code and replace it, then I may just do that too. But again, I can't seem to find the right code.

  10. Multimastery
    Posted 4 years ago #

    P.S. Also if there's a way I can just have the copyright symbol and name of blog and forget the date to be concerned with updating, this would be fine with me too on this blog.

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