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Branded footer text WordPressWhen you first install WordPress, the theme you have will show filler information and sometimes the designers branding. The image to the right shows the default Footer information on the "Twenty Twelve" theme. To remove the branding in the footer of your WordPress site, you can use the Appearance editor to edit the code. Below are the steps to remove the branding from the footer of your WordPress "Twenty Twelve" theme.

Notice! This article is using the "Twenty Twelve" theme for tutorial reasons. The steps will be similar in all themes.

Steps to change the footer text

  1. Log into the WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Appearance editor WordPressClick the Editor link on the Appearance section of the navigation to the left.
  3. Edit the Footer WordPressOn the right hand side, click the Footer link to edit the footer.php page.
  4. Find the code WordPressFind the code that displays the footer text at the bottom. The image to the right shows what the code looks like in the "Twenty Twelve" theme.
  5. Comment the code out WordPressComment out the code for the default footer text and add your own footer text. In this example, the following code will be placed in the footer.
    <p>Copyright © 2012, My Personal website | by John Doe Web Master</p>

  6. Click Update WordPressClick Update.

    Now your custom text is in the footer WordPressNow your footer will show the text you placed in the footer.php code.

Continued Education in Course 105: Changing the Wordpress Appearance
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Section 7: How to change the header banner image in WordPress
Section 9: Changing your font globally in WordPress

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n/a Points
2014-05-26 6:29 am

how to change vantage theme foooter 

11,186 Points
2014-05-27 8:38 am
Most themes should have the same file layout and the footer will be in the same place. If you are still unable to locate it within the footer.php file, I recommend contacting the theme author as they may have placed it elsewhere.
n/a Points
2014-07-12 1:55 am
Excellent! I wish I had found this article first, it would have saved me so much time!
n/a Points
2015-01-27 1:43 pm

Hi can you tell me where can I find the footer in the new wordpress?

11,186 Points
2015-01-27 1:55 pm
In the Twenty Fifteen theme, all footer content is located within the footer.php file.
n/a Points
2015-03-24 12:05 am


   Can this same method work to remove the powered wordpress word from the bottom? like i do have it on my website here:



7,008 Points
2015-03-24 12:57 pm
Hello James,

Yes it should be the same steps.

Best Regards,
TJ Edens
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2015-11-25 12:46 pm

On the most recent wordpress, I can't seem to find Appearance, let alone footer.php :(


Please help?

28,417 Points
2015-11-25 3:26 pm
Hello Bob,

I'm sorry to hear that you're having problems with finding the Appearance or footer in your WordPress Admin. Are you using any custom themes or plugins? The information provided above is based on a non-modified version of WordPress. If you're missing these standard options in WordPress then they're mostly gone because of something like a plugin or a theme. You may need to look at your theme or plugin documentation to be able to make changes with these options in Wordpress.

If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Arnel C.

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