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  • Hello,

    I wanted to know how to replace the credit information that appears at the bottom of the site or add text to the footer. I created a child theme and added the css code to delete the text for the theme credit that appears in the footer, but I realized that there is no way in the control panel to add copyright text.

    I am not familiar with html or css code but I am good at following instructions 🙂

    Thank you in advance for your help!


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  • Moderator Jose Castaneda



    What theme are you using? Where did you get it from? Not all themes are built/structured the same way. Generally the file you would look into editing would be the footer.php file.

    On the other hand, many themes have a method of accessing the footer text. It varies by theme, but is likely to be in the APPEARANCE group, maybe (Dashboard > Appearance > Theme Options).
    If you don’t have success then ask this question in the support forum for your theme.

    BTW you can get a C in a circle = © with a code of ©

    @jose Castaneda…Thank you for your reply. I am using the Landline theme. It is a free theme in WordPress.

    @rossmitchell…Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, this theme does not have theme options in the “Appearance” menu, but I really like it and would like to use it. It it quite minimalistic (it doesn’t even have any sidebar options), but I would still like to at least place the copyright text along the bottom.

    Moderator Jose Castaneda



    Awesome! Since you already have a child theme you can create a new footer.php file.

    What’s nice is that WordPress will use that file instead of the parent’s footer file. So what you can do is add the proper lines in the footer. In your case it would be something like:

    </div><!-- .body -->
    </div><!-- .wrapper -->
    <div class="footer">My credit line here &copy; <?php echo date( 'Y' ); ?></div>
    <?php wp_footer(); ?>

    Just make sure that the CSS you used to hide/remove that line gets deleted so it shows back up again. 🙂

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