Modify the default footer message

I have updated the Sydney theme of my website “” to the latest version. This action has changed the footer note. I would like to change the default footer message

Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Sydney by aThemes.”

“© ( All Rights Reserved.”

Please assist.


Thank you for contacting us about our theme, Sydney. I am happy to help with your queries.

The pro version of Sydney has a feature to manage custom footer message from website’s customizer.

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I’d recommend you to upgrade as you’re asking the pro feature.

aThemes Support


I would like to know how to manage this in the Free version of Sydney theme.

Appreciate, if you could provide the steps to achieve this by creating a Child Theme

Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Theme Editor >Theme Footer (Footer.php)
Edit the footer message there. But don’t mess around the rest of the code. Before editing copy entire code in a note pad and keep just incase if anything goes wrong. You can copy it back. Being a non-programmer I do this.

This does not create a Child Theme!!!