Change the Copyright in the page footer

A quick tutorial if you want to change the Copyright information found in the page footer area. After installation, your copyright will be found in the bottom of the sidebar column, like this:

copyright default

The copyright notice has some predefined information already in place for you:

  • Copyright¬†¬© 2016 (the year is automatically kept up to date)
  • All rights reserved.

Only the “Your Name” gets updated by you from the customizer.

  1. Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Site Options
  2. Look for the “Copyright” setting
    copyright field
  3. Change the default value to your own.
  4. Click “Save & Publish”

Important The field you enter your name in will not accept HTML code, such as links or formatting.

When in Mobile View

When you view your site in a mobile device like a phone or tablet, the social icons and copyright information will be hidden from the sidebar column and will then show below the main content area within the footer container.

footer in mobile