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How do I add a custom footer to my Quintus theme in WordPress?

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2013-06-25 3:24 pm EST

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I am setting up my website using the WordPress theme Quintus. How do I add a custom footer at the bottom of each page?

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2013-06-25 5:05 pm EST
Hello TechTerrified,

Thank you for the question! Generally, if you're using a custom theme, then you should consult their documentation or developers to find the specific information on modifying their site. It appears that you will need to modify the CSS in order to modify this particular theme. As there are THOUSANDS of themes out there, it's a little difficult to identify all of the necessary areas to change for each one. However, you might want to review this link since it mentions the Quintus theme and making changes. You may also may need to go into Wordpress Admin, click on APPEARANCE, then EDITOR. Here, you will typically see a list of the files under TEMPLATES. Look for FOOTER and you can manually change its contents.

I hope this helps to provide the answer that you needed. If you still require further assistance, please let us know.

Arnel C.

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Thanks for your response. Unfortunately, Tech Terrified is not just my user name, but the reality when it comes to CSS and HTML. I did go to Appearance, then Editor, then Footer and changed some of the text, but the problem is there is still more text at the end that identifies the theme creator and I don't know where that HTML ends and the "closing" HTML starts.
21 Points
2013-06-25 5:22 pm EST
Hello TechTerrified,

I was able to remove that text from the footer of the Quintus theme by logging into the Wordpress Dashboard, then clicking-->Appearance, then -->Editor. On the right side of the page, click the Footer link.

You will see the code for the footer.php file listed, locate and comment out the lines that look like this:

<a href="" rel="generator">Proudly powered by WordPress</a><span class="sep"> | </span><?php printf( __( 'Theme: %1$s by %2$s.', 'quintus' ), 'Quintus', '<a //href="" rel="designer">Automattic</a>' ); ?>*/

You can comment these lines out by adding "<!--" before, and a "--!>" after, it will look like this when you are done:

<!--<a href="" rel="generator">Proudly powered by WordPress</a>
<span class="sep"> | </span><?php printf( __( 'Theme: %1$s by %2$s.', 'quintus' ), 'Quintus', '<a //href="" rel="designer">Automattic</a>' ); ?>*/--!>

Click the Update File button on the bottom, to save your changes. The text will no longer display in the footer of your website.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

31,633 Points
2013-06-26 11:22 am EST
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