How To Remove and Customize Footer Credit in WordPress

Removing and customizing the footer credit might be a hassle for new bloggers. Worry no more because in today’s post, I’ll be sharing a step by step guide on how to do it on your WordPress.

There are two options to remove and edit your footer. First is by using footer.php and the second one is by using the “remove footer credit” plug-in.

I’ll give you a walk through for each step.

Removing Footer Credit by using a Remove Footer Credit Plugin

1. Open your WordPress Dashboard.

2. On the left side, look for the Plugins and click Add New.

How To Remove and Customize Footer Credit in WordPress

3. Type Remove Footer Credit on the Keyword located on the right side. It will show you a series of plugins. Once you see the Remove Footer Credit plugin, click Install Now, then click Activate.

 

How To Remove and Customize Footer Credit in WordPress

4. Once activated, go to Tools menu and click Remove Footer Credit

How To Remove and Customize Footer Credit in WordPress

5. It will direct you to the Settings of the Plugin. On Step 1, you just need to replace the html code using the html code of the theme you chose to use. While on Step 2, you will indicate your own footer credit by using website html source, Highlight your new footer credit name and insert a link where you want your readers to go once they clicked it. It can be on your social network sites or in the About Section of your blog.

For finding the html source , you have to right click on your website and select  “ view page source” or type this keywords before your website address .

For example  yourdomain.com is your address , so add this before your  domain.com { view-source:} and click enter .  so its look like  view-source:https://yourdomain.com or view source:http:www.yourdomain.com .

Now you have to find the footer credit html code , click CTRL+F (search ) and type the footer credit name (you can find the name bottom of your website) now you have to copy the html code and paste into the column 1 .

Next is prepare own footer credit with social links.  For this you have to type whatever  you want , for example yoursite designed by or theme by “your name” and put link on “your name” by using select and attach link.

How To Remove and Customize Footer Credit in WordPress6. Click Save.

7. Congratulations for a new Footer Credit Name.

Note: I will be glad to know if this plugin work on your blog. So does it mean that there is a possibility for this plugin not to work? The answer is “there is.”  This plugin may also not work on your blog for 2 reasons. The first reason is that you got an error with the html codes that you used. The second reason is that this plug in does not work on your current theme. Do not be upset because there is still another solution for this problem. In case that this did not work, you may go to the second option. That is to use the footer.php

Removing Footer Credit by Using Footer.Php

For WP Total Security Users : If you are using security plugin you have disable WP File editing and follow the step on given below (1-2)

1. Disable first your WP File editing from WordPress Security Plugin. In order to do that, go to WP Security, and click File System Security.

How To Remove and Customize Footer Credit in WordPress

2. Click Php File Editing and untick the box so you can make some editing on the code of your blog.

 

How To Remove and Customize Footer Credit in WordPress

3. Go to the Appearance menu on the left side of your dashboard and click Editor.

How To Remove and Customize Footer Credit in WordPress

4. Go to Footer. Php located under Templates which is on the right side.

How To Remove and Customize Footer Credit in WordPress

5. Scroll down and find the name of your theme “ XXXX Theme by.” Replace it with your site name and site link where you want to direct your reader once they clicked your Theme Name and its look like this :

</div>

<div class=”credit”>
<?php esc_html_e( ‘website or your name here ‘, ‘ashe’ ); ?>
<a href=”<?php echo esc_url( your social link here’ ); ?>”>
<?php esc_html_e( ‘your name here’, ‘name here too’ ); ?>
</a>
</div>

</div>

</div><!– .boxed-wrapper –>

</footer><!– #page-footer –>

</div><!– #page-wrap –>

<?php wp_footer(); ?>

</body>
</html>

6. Click Save.

7. Go back to WP Security, and click File System Security.

8. Finally, click Php File Editing and tick the box.  Ticking the box again will prevent hackers to harm your website.

 

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Ana Rose was born and raised in the Philippines. A full-time teacher and a part-time student. She loves her simple and yet adventurous life with her wonderful family, great friends, and supportive boyfriend. Roads and Pages serves as her outlet to share what she loves to do the most in her life. Those are spending time with people who matter the most, reading books, and traveling one country at a time.

Author : Ana Rose Alvaro

Ana Rose was born and raised in the Philippines. A full-time teacher and a part-time student. She loves her simple and yet adventurous life with her wonderful family, great friends, and supportive boyfriend. Roads and Pages serves as her outlet to share what she loves to do the most in her life. Those are spending time with people who matter the most, reading books, and traveling one country at a time.

2 Comments to How To Remove and Customize Footer Credit in WordPress

  1. love the article and it helped me to remove footer from my website
    Thank you for sharing
    your blog is too informative keep travelling keep inspiring

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