by Adam Preiser updated August 1, 2019

How To Change The Footer Copyright In The Divi WordPress Theme


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Divi is one of the original theme & page builder combos for WordPress. It has been around for many years and because of that, it has a huge userbase of fans. It boasts many innovative features that are unique to Divi.

Key Divi Features:

  • Front End Page Builder
  • Hundreds Of Templates
  • Inline Text Editing
  • Comes Bundled With A Theme
  • Responsive Editing
  • Global Elements
  • 40+ Elements

I can see why people buy Divi. It has a lot going for it especially after the release of Divi 4 which added theme builder functionality which was lacking, but now it's here.

I will say that the pricing and the lifetime option is very attractive.

Also, the Divi team over the last 12 months has become a well-oiled machine cranking out unbelievable features and enhancements. If that wasn't enough, they also have pushed out an insane amount of free templates and a template manager for them. It's a good value all around despite the issues mentioned above.

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Video Transcript

How To Change The Footer Copyright In The Divi WordPress Theme

Welcome back for another video my name is
Adam from where I make videos

for non-techies like me and in this video,
to show you how to change the footer credits

on the Divi theme now the currently Divi3.15
is out I will tell you in Divi 2 and 1 and

all that kind of stuff it was a major pain
in the rear end to change the footer credits

but leave the folks over at elegance things
were really listening to the users and made

it so it’s super duper easy to change the
four credits so when I scrawl the way down

you can see here are the footer credits right
here which is designed by elegant themes and

powered by WordPress it is so easy to change
this now all you have to do is log into the

backend of your WordPress website go to appearance
and then customize and they moved the option

into the customizer which is awesome before
you use after modified a great child theme

and modify the footer code and all this kind
of stuff somebody made this change are you

just click on footer and then click on the
bottom bar and then scroll down just a little

bit right here two words is edit footer credits
now when I scroll all the way down on my page

you can see that there there but all you have
to do right here is type in whatever you want

just like that photographs by binding to see
it changes right here in real time which is

pretty darn awesome so let me actually show
you how to create hyperlinks and all that

kind of good stuff that you might want to
put in your further credits only going to

click on the X and get out of here click on
leave page now if you know how to type up

your own HTML the good for you go ahead and
type in and make your links and all that prefer

non-techies we don’t pay attention to HTML
and all that would just know enough to right

things and of the dangerous so I’m sure you
an easy way go heading on pages click on add

new now or not to save this page were not
to keep it but what we want to do is just

use the what you see is what you get editor
right here so you can type in typically for

copywriting watcher year so you could type
MMXVII I like to actually show a year range

so when you might’ve started the business
or the site so let’s just say 2013 to 2017

I like to do that and let’s just call this
Divi you can just go with this you could’ve

actually manually typed it in but they wanted
to put in a hyperlink or something like that

all you have to do is highlight the area that
you want to be a hyperlink so let’s say I

wanted demo site to be hyperlinked go ahead
and click right here it says insert link and

then right here you can type in the link so
say I wanted this to go to Google so I typed

that I had in there go ahead and hit the enter
key and there it is so now I’ve got this hyperlink

right there and you can also italicize in
bold and stuff like that so say I wanted to

make the year bold I can highlight it and
make that bold there want to make DV in italics

like that so you can see I got all kinds of
crazy formatting so what you do is you make

what you want to show in your footer then
click on this text tab right here and you

concede all right there highlighted all put
it in your clipboard and so now what were

the dues were to go and paste this into that
bottom area of the footer go ahead and click

on appearance customize we don’t need to save
the page or anything we were just doing that

so WordPress would format our HTML for us
Soma scroll to the very bottom like this and

then I’m to choose my footer area of the bottom
bar scroll down to the box right here and

then I’m at a pace that in and so there you
can see it I got my year I’ve got to be right

there in italics and I’ve got my hyperlink
right there that’s 08 you can very easily

format one of these afforded credits now you
can also change the properties of the footer

credits right here they give these options
as well so I wanted to make the text color

white so it pops out I could do it just like
that you probably would want to do it or if

I didn’t want any further credits at all you
can just check this box in that whole area

disappears immediately so got really handed
to elegant themes were finally given us this

functionality but this is how you would do
it and this is how you would to several custom

things with the font styles and such and you
can even do with colors if you want different

section of the sections of this to have different
colors you could do that as well before you

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    1. Thank you so much! I looked everywhere before finding your video.

  1. Hello, I am a very beginner of Word Press, so your video is very helpful. but let me ask one question! I am trying to change credential, however there are no “Edit footer credential” Box… So I cannot type any words. Is that because I use “child-theme”? Please advise how to create this box. Thanks !!

    1. If you are using a current version of the Divi Theme, then you should have the option in the customizer to change the footer copyright to whatever you want.

  2. Many thanks! Your video was very helpful and solved my problem plus it was very well presented and easy to understand.

  3. How do you create a dynamic date in that field?

    1. You would have to do that with PHP, I don’t have it handy though.

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