How to Edit Footer Copyright Text In Any WordPress Theme

Updated: May 18, 2017
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Most modern themes will allow you to change the credits in the footer, I mean why not?

Unfortunately though there are still many themes that don't make it so easy. In this video I will show you how to change them.

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How to Edit Footer Copyright Text In Any WordPress Theme

Adam @ WPCrafter

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24 thoughts on “How to Edit Footer Copyright Text In Any WordPress Theme”

  1. Fabulous site. I’ve just spent my entire Saturday night with you, trying to tweak out all the little gimps in my sites!!
    Such an incredible resource. Thank you for making all of this available.

    Quick question, because I am totally stumped…

    What would you do with a theme like GREAT.

    The footer.php looks like this:

    I’ve removed the entire php great_wp footer, but it removes everything, including where any additional wigets would be.

    I would love to keep the copywrite bit, and where the author credits are , put something else.

    Any ideas,


    1. Adam from WPCrafter

      Thanks for your comment. Sorry I have never used that theme. Theme authors usually hide it in the footer.php files, or the functions.php file. I would look there first.

  2. I think the Sydney theme has been updated to thwart the “un-branding”. Where would that code be hidden in a new version of the theme?

  3. I’m using Woocommerce Storefront theme and I had to search a bit to find what to remove. I thought I’d share it with you guys if anybody needs it:

    You need to go in the file storefront-template-hooks.php

    And remove line 39: add_action( ‘storefront_footer’, ‘storefront_credit’, 20 );

    1. Adam from WPCrafter

      The problem with that is, as soon as there is a new update, your change will be overwritten. And the Storefront theme is updated constantly. My solution is much better, I have a dedicated video on it.

  4. I have tried multi time with your video tutorial to remove or edit the footer credit but it didn’t work in a theme – Copyright © 2016 FitClub. Design By: ThemeGrill. I like the theme FitClub by ThemeGrill. so can you please show me the way to remove or edit this footer credit? i’ll be much appreciate. When i try with Child Theme, there was no FOOTER PHP. Please help. thanks

  5. So when you change the footer php stuff – like you did int he video – are those changes preserved when the them or WordPress updates are processed? I would have thought that they were over-written?

  6. I have the basic GenerateTheme and want to change the footer information. Referencing your how to edit footer copyright video, I am unsure what to change. Here is a copy of the footer code:

    <div >

    Also, what are your suggestions on porting to my hosting co. (GoDaddy) as I am developing my site on my mac using Local by Flywheel.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    1. Adam @ WPCrafter

      Do you mean the theme you’re using is generate press? If it is generate press they have instructions on how to change it in their user forums. It’s very easy to do. Also I have a more updated way to change the copyright on any theme. Regarding you migrating your website to Go Daddy, first of all Go Daddy is not a good host, but that was it your question, in order to migrate your site it would be very easy using a free plug-in called all in one migration.

  7. It doesn’t work for my problem! I paid someone to help me with my site and I just noticed they’ve put ‘Powered By’ and a link to their site without asking! They didn’t even finish the job and their communication was terrible. I can’t find where they have snuck in their details! Any tips? Pls help!

  8. Morning Adam,
    I updated the themes on my website, it is currenlty running your child theme for Tesseract. The edit that you desrcibe here does not work, even after I changed the footer and updated the file it still shows the Tesseract Branding.

  9. I am using Masonic wordpress theme.
    I am unable to find any words like ‘powered by’ or ‘copyright’ or even wordpress or theme name. i am trying to find videos to help me out.
    Your video isn’t useful regarding my issue.please help me out

  10. Hi, this does not work with Omega footers. Please find the .php below…

    If you could help me figure it out I would really appreciate it.


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