Changing text in footer

Hi there,
my question is, how to change the text in the footer.
"Proudly powered by Wordpress I Theme Sydney by a Themes“ without breaking the whole website? I would also like to remove the link.
Is that possible? Which part can I overwrite in the footer.php?
Thank you very much for support.


First, you have to create a child theme to prevent your changes to be rewritten after theme update.

Second, copy footer.php to child theme and find this code in it:

<div class="site-info container">
<?php if ( get_theme_mod('footer_credits') == '') : ?>
<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>' ); ?>
<?php else : ?>
<?php echo get_theme_mod('footer_credits'); ?>
<?php endif; ?>
</div><!-- .site-info -->

and replace it with something like that:

<div class="site-info container">
<p>Changed text</p>
</div><!-- .site-info -->

Best Regards, Roman.

Or, you can just go to Appearance -> Customizer -> Sydney Pro options -> Footer credits, and type it there.


I think the Sydney Pro options are only available if I purchase the Sydney Pro template?



Hello Arie,

Yes, Sydney Pro options are only available if you purchase the Sydney Pro template.

Kind Regards, Roman.

P. S.
It’s always better to create a new topic for your own question :slight_smile: