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How to Edit the Footer in WordPress


If you are a user of WordPress then there are some guides you need to find. Cuz without them you will be in deep trouble. There are lots of basics that most people don’t know, thus they get frustrated when these little things happen. However, the good news is that these problems have universal solutions, thus they are all the same. You don’t have to specifically search for your problem. Whatever answer you’ll find over the web will be the same for all WordPress users. Since the base is mostly PHP, the answer is easy to find.

In this article, we’ll show you how to Edit the Footer in WordPress. If you have no idea what a footer is, then why are you even here mate? However, if you are not familiar with the term and looking to edit the bottom part of your website? Then you are at the right place, there are several ways to do so, but we’ll discuss the easy ones. After that, you’ll have lots of areas to utilize the look of your website.

How to Edit the Footer in WordPress

Most of the time the footer is ignored by the users since not many people pay attention to it. However, if you want a complete look, along with adding some details about your site! The footer is the best place to put all that. Moreover, the users visiting your website can get a pleasing look if they ever scroll down. You can also utilize that area to attach your SEO tools or anything that is related to SEO.

All the WordPress themes come with a footer area that is easy to edit. You just need to find the footer.php template file in your theme to remove what you want from there. Mostly there are links added by the developer, you can remove them and add your own links. Without further ado, let’s see how we can edit the Footer in WordPress.

Editing Widgets in Your Footer in WordPress

Editing Widgets in Your Footer

The most attractive way to add images or your Privacy Policy is to use Widgets in Footer. And adding anything there is quite simple. You can simply go to the Appearance > Widgets page and then add a text or an image as you like.

To add a widget, simply drag and drop it into the Footer area and then preview the website to see the effect. If you have multiple footers, then you’ll need to edit them all one by one. Make sure to check the preview before saving.

How to Add Links in Footer:

Since the footer area is versatile, you can even add your desired links. Whether they are redirecting to another site or to any other page of yours. WordPress comes with easy mange those link menus. Head over to the Appearance > Menus page and click on the ‘create new menu’ link.

Once you have entered a name for the new menu. So you can identify in case if you want to make more menus. Then click the “create menu” button and see the changes. Once the menu is ready, you can start adding links to it. That process is simple too, select the categories, pages or posts from the left side and add them to your menu.

Once you are done, click the Save Menu button to save the changes. However, the menu won’t be added automatically to the Widget area. You have to visit Appearance > Widgets and then add the Navigation Menu widget to the footer area. Then click the save button to save all the changes. That way you can create multiple navigate menus as you like. All of them are linking to a different area that you want to show to your audience.

Removing the ‘Powered by WordPress’ Text

Remove Powered by WordPress

Every new user is always irritated by this thing. I am among those users and due to this I am writing these articles, so people don’t have to suffer. This is a simple thing to do, but if you don’t know how? then you are stuck. If you have installed WordPress then you’ll see this Powered by WordPress text in the footer. But since this is not a widget, people don’t understand how to clear it.

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Some themes alter this to their own text and links. You can do the same too and add your own logo or text. Simply go to Themes > Customizer in your WordPress admin. Then search for an option to edit your website footer. Every theme is different but for now, let’s just find Footer > Footer Bar in the customizer. Then you’ll see the option to change the text in the footer bar.

Once you are done adding your own text, you can click the Publish button at the top of the screen to see the changes.

How to Edit the Footer Text Manually

Edit the Footer Text Manually

If your theme has no option to edit the footer via the customizer? Then there is one way to do so, it is totally different than the methods we have seen above. In this case, you need to edit the footer.php file. It is a template file stored in your themes folder responsible for displaying the footer area for that particular theme.

Navigate to your hosting and download the /wp-content/themes/yourtheme/footer.php file. Then open that file in any text editor. Then find the line that says “Powered by WordPress”. Delete and change the text and save the file. However, keep a backup of the original file in case if this one won’t work at all.

How to Add Codes to your WordPress Footer:

Editing Widgets in Your Footer

Sometimes people want to connect their site to an external app. In such events, they need to add code snippets to their WordPress footer. For example, to add a Reddit or Pininterest button to your Website? You need to add the particular script to your footer. The best and the easiest way to do so is to add install the Insert Headers and Footers plugin.

Once you activate the plugin, navigate to Settings > Insert Headers and Footers in your WordPress Admin. Now copy and paste your footer code into the ‘Scripts in Footer’ box. Once done, click the Save button and move on.


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