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Footer wordress 2010?

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  • Christine Rondeau
    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    @crondeau

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

    Multimastery
    Participant

    @multimastery

    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?

    Jan Dembowski
    Volunteer Mod. & Brute Squad

    @jdembowski

    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. 😉

    rhonorginal
    Member

    @rhonorginal

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

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

    child themes are poor coding.

    Jan Dembowski
    Volunteer Mod. & Brute Squad

    @jdembowski

    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.

    rhonorginal
    Member

    @rhonorginal

    childs are bloat for no reason. lazy.

    Jan Dembowski
    Volunteer Mod. & Brute Squad

    @jdembowski

    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.

    Multimastery
    Participant

    @multimastery

    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.

    Multimastery
    Participant

    @multimastery

    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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