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How To Edit WordPress Footer? 4 Easy Methods

There are several places and methods to edit WordPress footer of a WordPress Blog or Site viz. Functions.php, Footer.php, Additional CSS option under customizer where you can either add or edit some CSS/PHP code, Theme dependent addition footer options and Footer editing plugin available in WordPress Plugins store.

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Step 1: Click On Theme Editor.

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Step 2: Select footer.php File.

footer-PHP-select-in-theme-editor

Step 3: Search Code Lines.

<?php $blog_info = get_bloginfo( 'name' ); ?>

printf( __( 'Proudly powered by %s.', 'twentynineteen' ), 'WordPress' );

Search these code lines.

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Just comment out those lines.

<?php //$blog_info = get_bloginfo( 'name' ); ?>

//printf( __( 'Proudly powered by %s.', 'twentynineteen' ), 'WordPress' );

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Click On Update file.

Step 4: Testing

Refresh the page.
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Caution: Sometimes it needs ‘Clear browsing data’.

By Editing Functions.php File.

Step 1: Open Theme Editor & Select functions.php File as shown in the screenshot.

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Step 2: Add the codes given below at the bottom of functions.php file.

// Custom Footer Code.
function wphow_footer_function() {
	 echo '<style> #wphow 
    {
      color: #000000;
	  font-family: "Arial";
      font-size: 24px;
	  background-color: #AED6F1;
	  text-align: center;
    } 
  </style>';
    	
echo '<div id = "wphow" >Custom Footer Text</div>'; 
}
add_action( 'wp_footer', 'wphow_footer_function' );

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Click on Update file.

Step 3: Testing

Refresh the page.
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You can also paste same code in footer.php file with a minor change, by adding opening and closing PHP tags.

<?php  function wphow_footer_function() {
	 echo '<style> #wphow 
    {
      color: #000000;
	  font-family: "Arial";
      font-size: 24px;
	  background-color: #AED6F1;
	  text-align: center;
    } 
  </style>';
  	echo '<div id = "wphow" >Custom Footer Text</div>'; 
}
add_action( 'wp_footer', 'wphow_footer_function' );?>

Caution: Paste these codes  just before <?php wp_footer();  ?> code line in footer.php file.

footer-code-in-footer-PHP

Options to edit WordPress footer are theme customizer dependent i.e. there are three options in theme Customizer of example theme Twenty Nineteen Version: 1.5 to Edit WordPress Footer while example theme UltraPress having a lot of footer options. Let’s take a look one by one.

Example Theme Twenty Nineteen Version: 1.5

Step 1: Click On Customizer.

Dashboard >> Appearance >> Customizer
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Step 2: Click On Menus Option.

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Step 3: Click On View All Locations.

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Step 4: Click On Create New Menu Under Footer Menu.

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Step 5: Writer Footer Menu Name.

footer-name
Press Next.

Step 6: Click On Add Items.

add-item

Step 7: Select Menu Items.

Select Items From Right Side Panel.
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Press Publish Button.

Step 8: Testing

Refresh The Page And Scroll Down.
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Footer Menus.

Using Widgets

Step 1: Click on Widgets.

Dashboard >> Customize >> Widgets
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Step 2: Click On Add a Widget.

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Step 3: Select Widgets From Right Side Panel.

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Step 4:  Select Calendar Widget.

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Press Publish.

Step 4: Testing.

Using Additional CSS

Deleting “Proudly Powered by WordPress” By CSS.

Additional CSS option is also a very simple and quick method to delete default brand footer text ‘Proudly Powered by WordPress’

Step 1: Click On Customizer.

customizer

Step 2: Select Additional CSS Option.

additional-css

Paste the code.

.site-info { 
	display: none; }

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It is a live feature, add the code and get the effect side by side.

Just above the Footer of the page, Footer Widget area can be modified by adding or removing widgets.

Click On Widgets.

Dashboard >> Appearance >> Widgets
widget-option

You can add widgets by dragging from Available Widgets Section and dropping on Footer area.

widget-menu
Widgets also come with some setting options.

You can edit available settings.
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To remove a widget from Footer section click on Delete option.

Before and After Effect.

Footer Widget Area

Example Theme UltraPress.

Step 1: Click On Customizer.

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Step 2: Press Footer Settings.

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Step 3: Select Setting Options.

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Footer Layout Settings.
footer-layout-sattings

Scroll Top Settings
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A lot of free and paid footer editing plugins are available in WordPress plugin store. These plugins provide many different cool ways to edit WordPress Footer.

Search Result.
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Knowledge Base : How to edit WordPress template files.

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