This is what my site footer looked like after installing WordPress.
It was displaying the default site title (My Blog) and a credit text to WordPress.
Then, after installing a Genesis theme, it became like this…
It had the copyright text and trademark, current year, external links to the Genesis child theme installed and WordPress, and an option to log out from the WordPress dashboard (if you’re signed in).
And since I already got a new theme installed, I started customizing the website and one of the few things I decided to change was the site footer area.
Not entirely sure how to do it. So, I checked online and found this very useful tutorial from Brian Gardner.
According to him, the simplest method was to use the Genesis Simple Edits plugin and then customize the site footer text from there.
Here’s how I did it.
- Download the Genesis Simple Edits plugin
- Modify Entire Footer Text
Download the Genesis Simple Edits plugin
On the WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New.
Then, search for the Genesis Simple Edits plugin.
Click Install Now and then Activate the plugin.
Modify Entire Footer Text
After activating the plugin, go to Genesis > Simple Edits.
Here, you can edit the three most commonly modified areas in any Genesis theme – Post-Info, Post Meta, and Footer Area.
- Post-Info – This usually contains the date the post was published and the author of the post.
- Post Meta – This is where you’ll find the category and tag the post belongs to.
- Footer Area – This is what you see at the bottom of your website. It usually displays the copyright and credits text.
To start editing the site footer text, check the box next to Modify Entire Footer Text located in the Footer Output section and enter the text you’d like to appear on the content box.
This is what I had decided to display initially – just the copyright symbol, year, and link to my website.
© 2019 · Aldwin Zalameda
To make the text clickable, you can use this HTML format below.
<a href=”URL”>”Link Text”</a>
If you want to learn more about creating HTML Links, check out this tutorial from www.w3schools.com.
Once you’re done, click Save Changes and then check your site footer to see the changes.
This is what my site footer looked like afterwards.
That’s it! If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below.
Thanks for reading!