Support » Themes and Templates » [Theme: Edin] Editing the footer in Edin. Mission impossible?!

  • Good evening everyone!

    I’m a brand new Italian WordPress user, eager to learn and move the first steps in how to develop a website!

    Besides that, the reason why I’m here is because I’m facing a few teething issues in setting up my blog (which I apologize, I’m not able to link because is still on my local server).

    One of the many issues I’m trying to tackle is that of editing the footer, so that instead of the canonical

    Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Edin by WordPress.com.

    would say something like

    © 2015 – Okikukai Karate Uechi-ryu Italia

    There are, and I’ve been through, many tutorials which explain how to do that in other themes; I therefore know that I have to work in a child version of my footer.php and replace/edit the chunks of code that I’d like to customize. But here comes the big problem: no matter what parts of the code I decide to edit, the final result will always be the sentence I’ve entered, which however results linked to my last post!!

    I’m well aware that without the chance to see my website you probably can’t do that much, however here is the original footer.php and a link to a live demo of the Edin theme (I’ll do my best to migrate my blog tomorrow in the morning!).

    <?php
    /**
     * The template for displaying the footer.
     *
     * Contains the closing of the #content div and all content after
     *
     * @package Edin
     */
    ?>
    
    	</div><!-- #content -->
    
    	<?php get_sidebar( 'footer' ); ?>
    
    	<footer id="colophon" class="site-footer" role="contentinfo">
    		<div class="footer-wrapper clear">
    			<div class="site-info">
    				<a href="<?php echo esc_url( __( 'http://wordpress.org/', 'edin' ) ); ?>"><?php printf( __( 'Proudly powered by %s', 'edin' ), 'WordPress' ); ?></a>
    				<span class="sep"> | </span>
    				<?php printf( __( 'Theme: %1$s by %2$s.', 'edin' ), 'Edin', '<a href="http://wordpress.com/themes/" rel="designer">WordPress.com</a>' ); ?>
    			</div><!-- .site-info -->
    			<?php if ( has_nav_menu( 'footer' ) ) : ?>
    				<nav class="footer-navigation" role="navigation">
    					<?php
    						wp_nav_menu( array(
    							'theme_location'  => 'footer',
    							'menu_class'      => 'clear',
    							'depth'           => 1,
    						) );
    					?>
    				</nav><!-- .footer-navigation -->
    			<?php endif; ?>
    		</div><!-- .footer-wrapper -->
    	</footer><!-- #colophon -->
    </div><!-- #page -->
    
    <?php wp_footer(); ?>
    
    </body>
    </html>

    And here is the link to the live demo of Edin (https://edindemo.wordpress.com), which actually pretty much resembles my own website, given that up until now I’ve spent most of my time and efforts trying to come up with a solution to this issue…

    Many thanks to all of you for considering my request.

    I’ll really appreciate any help you can provide.

    Muten

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  • Hi Muten,

    I have the exact same question and would also very much like to change the footer to something like

    copyright 2015 This is a WordPress site | Edin

    Have you figured it out yet?

    Kind regards, Hugo

    Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hi HugoSlootweg –

    You can change the footer credit by creating a child theme and then adding a new file to it.

    Here are some guides on creating a child theme:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
    http://op111.net/53/
    http://vimeo.com/39023468

    Once your child theme is set up, copy the file footer.php into it and modify these lines as needed:

    <div class="site-info">
      <a href="<?php echo esc_url( __( 'http://wordpress.org/', 'edin' ) ); ?>"><?php printf( __( 'Proudly powered by %s', 'edin' ), 'WordPress' ); ?></a>
      <span class="sep"> | </span>
      <?php printf( __( 'Theme: %1$s by %2$s.', 'edin' ), 'Edin', '<a href="http://wordpress.com/themes/" rel="designer">WordPress.com</a>' ); ?>
    </div><!-- .site-info -->

    For example, you could change that to:

    <div class="site-info">
    Copyright 2015 This is a WordPress site <span class="sep"> | </span> <a href="http://wordpress.com/themes/" rel="designer">Edin</a>
    </div><!-- .site-info -->

    p.s. In the future, your question will get more attention if you start a new thread rather than adding your question onto one that’s old or already marked as resolved. Thanks!

    Hi Kathryn,

    Thank you very much for your response!

    I’m a real newbie on WordPress etc., the website I made so far worked with a wysiwyg-editor. So (stupid question) to make a child theme I need to access my site via a ftp client? I installed FileZilla, but weren’t able to connect. Should I use the credentials of WP or those of my hosting provider (one.com)?

    Thanks and regards!
    Hugo

    Yep, FTP info isn’t the same as your WP login – so ask one.com for the info you’ll need to use with FileZilla.

    Hi WPyogi,

    Thanks! one.com does indeed provide the info you’ll need to use. I have just logged in to FileZilla. Move on to step 2. 🙂

    Thanks and have a nice day!
    Hugo

    Hi Kathryn and anyone else,

    It worked! It took me a couple of hours to get access to ftp, making a child, copy footer.php and changing it, but it worked. I now have a beautiful footer-line. THANK YOU!

    Kind regards,
    Hugo

    Moderator Kathryn

    (@zoonini)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Awesome! Very glad to hear you got it working and you’re all set.

    Hi Kathryn & Co! Is it possible to change the footer (or other stuff) using the plugin One Click Child Theme? The style sheet to my Edin child theme, created with that plugin reads like this: /*
    Theme Name: Edin-child
    Description: Child theme of Edin
    Author: admin
    Template: edin
    (optional values you can add: Theme URI, Author URI, Version, License, License URI, Tags, Text Domain)
    */

    – Seems like I really can’t change much there?
    My guess is I need to make a child theme the traditional way instead, following your guides?
    Best regards, Louise

    Ooops 😉 I solved it, so I’ll answer my own question: Yes, you can change the footer file with the plugin One Click Child Theme. Copy the footer.php from the mother theme (Edin). Edit the footer text to your like (follow Kathryn’s instructions above). Save the file on your computer. Upload the file to your Edin CHILD theme directory. Voila! 🙂

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