Changing Copyright

 * The template for displaying the footer.
 * Contains the closing of the #content div and all content after
 * @package Sydney
	</div><!-- #content -->

	<?php if ( is_active_sidebar( 'footer-1' ) ) : ?>
		<?php get_sidebar('footer'); ?>
	<?php endif; ?>

    <a class="go-top"><i class="fa fa-angle-up"></i></a>

	<footer id="colophon" class="site-footer" role="contentinfo">
		<div class="site-info container">
			<a href="<?php echo esc_url( __( '', 'sydney' ) ); ?>"><?php printf( __( 'Proudly powered by %s', 'sydney' ), 'WordPress' ); ?></a>
			<span class="sep"> | </span>
			<?php printf( __( 'Theme: %2$s by %1$s.', 'sydney' ), 'aThemes', '<a href="" rel="designer">Sydney</a>' ); ?>
		</div><!-- .site-info -->
	</footer><!-- #colophon -->
</div><!-- #page -->

<?php wp_footer(); ?>

Hi I would like to know how do I edit this part? To something like

"Copyright © 2007-2016 All Rights Reserved by EarthfallRO - Nostalgic For Everything.

And am I even legal to do so?

Hello there,

Thank you for reaching out to us here.

You are allowed to modify that part as our theme is licensed under GNU(GPL). The best way to modify a theme’s file is by creating a child theme. So the changes you’ve made will retain when the theme gets updated in the future. You might be interested to study about it at WordPress Codex. We have a pre-made Sydney child theme which you could use as a starter rather than building your own from scratch. Then you just need to copy the footer.php file from parent theme to child theme folder.

As an information, we have pro version of Sydney which comes with an easy option to edit the site credit. It can be easily managed from Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Sydney Pro options > Footer credits You might be considering to upgrade to value our work?


Done, thanks!


I am going mad here trying to find the button for opening a New Topic
I have the same question though, how do I change my footer copyright text I want to replace it with my name ?
I am using Astrid.Do I have to create a child theme in order to do so ? I have no idea how to do that and what it actually is.

Pls help,
Thank you

Dear Deliara,

It seems like your query is relating to the current topic. But, you are currently using Astrid theme. I would like to suggest you post your query here to keep the support forum neatly organized.