How To Change The Copyright Footer Text In WordPress

Last Updated on June 4, 2021

In this post, I’m going to be going over how to change the footer copyright text in WordPress quick and easy. I’ve also provided a video tutorial that shows you how to change the footer copyright text in WordPress step by step if you prefer learning through video.

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Video Tutorial: How To Change The Copyright Footer Text In WordPress

How To Change The Footer Copyright Text In All WordPress Themes

How To Change The Copyright Footer Text In WordPress

This tutorial will work on any WordPress theme whether it is a free WordPress theme or a premium WordPress theme.  To start off head on over to the WordPress dashboard.  Next you want to go to Appearance and hover over it.  You want to click on the Editor link.  



Once you do that you will see the style.css.  On the right-hand side of the page, we are looking for Theme Footer.  Right under Theme Footer, you will see footer.php.  You want to click on that link.  See below image showing this.




Once you do that you want to copy and paste all of the code that you see.  This is critical because if something gets mixed up or deleted it could mess your entire site up and it would be very hard to know what got messed up as you can probably tell by looking at all the code.  You can just copy it on a notepad, word document, etc…  Whatever works best for you.  Another thing to keep in mind about the code is premium themes sometimes have more code than free themes.  So depending on the theme, you are using you might notice the code length differing.


We are looking for the footer copyright text in this code.  The footer copyright text is always going to be towards the end or bottom of the code.  So keep that in mind.  Make sure you know exactly what your copyright text says in the footer.  This will make it easier for you to find in the code.  You just want to find that text so we can edit the footer copyright text on your WordPress site.




The image below will show you what the code looks like to edit the copyright footer text and yours will look similar however it will differ considering there are different themes to be used in WordPress.



Now that we have found the code.  Let’s go ahead and change the footer copyright text to say whatever you’d like it to say.  If you’re using one of the free themes provided by WordPress you are more than likely seeing a “Powered By WordPress in the footer text area.  If you’re using a premium theme or a free theme developed by a company outside of WordPress you might be seeing something similar to the theme name and by the company that developed that theme.  Just keep in mind this differs depending on the theme you have.


Go ahead and change the copyright text to whatever you would like it to say.  See below image if you need help figuring out where to change the text at.






To put a link in the footer copyright text area see the below image, so you know where to change the link details at.




Once you are completed with that, you are all set!  Make sure you save your changes and then go view your site.  You should see the copyright changes you’ve done displaying in the footer copyright text area.




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