In this tutorial, I am going to show you step by step how to edit, change or remove the copyright text, site name, powered by links in the footer of the Astra theme. You don’t need to have any coding knowledge for this!
Note: the digits in brackets e.g. (00:02) indicate the minutes of that exact explanation in the video so you can easily jump to that section and follow along.
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Let’s get started
First, log into your WordPress website. Go to Appearance > Customize (00:34).
In the customization window that opens up, go to Footer on the left-hand side menu, then click on the Footer Bar option (00:38)
In the Footer Bar section (00:47), the Astra theme gives you the option to select whether to have a footer credit or a widget or a footer menu. In this case, first, select None, then click the Publish button.
When you preview the page and scroll down to the footer section, there’s nothing (01:11)
What I want to show you in this tutorial is how to edit an existing footer credit, so back in your footer customization, under Section 1 select Text.
Take note of the text that’s in the brackets [current_year], [site_title], [theme_author] (01:29)
The footer was set to work dynamically. The text in the brackets for example,
[current_year] means it displays the current year,
[site_title] means the title of your website is displayed in the footer,
[theme_author] displays the author of the theme.
If any of this information changed on your website, the footer would automatically change too (02:44)
Let’s edit this information. For example, remove the theme author and put something else (for example; Powered by Digital Agency), publish and reload the preview page (03:33)
We’re going to add a link to the “Digital Agency” text in the footer so that when someone clicks on it, they can be redirected somewhere.
To do this:
Go back to your WordPress dashboard >Pages > Add New, copy the text; “Digital Agency” and paste it under the page title. Then select the text and select Link to add a link to it (04:21), you can type in the link to the website where you want your visitors to be redirected, for example, if I type in ‘https://gotechug.com’ and click Apply (04:42), when someone clicks on Digital Agency they’ll be redirected to the GoTechUG website.
Now you need to get the HTML code for the hyperlink you’ve set.
Click on the 3 dots and click on the Edit as HTML option (04:55), then select the text that’s between the anchor tags, copy it (05:05).
Go back to your footer customization, replace the text ‘Digital Agency’ with the HTML code you just copied: <ahref =“https://gotechug.com”>Digital Agency</a> (05:18)
Click the Publish button, then reload the preview page (05:28).
Now if anyone clicks on the Digital Agency, they’ll be redirected to the website.
You may want your website link to be opened up in a new tab when someone clicks on it. To make this happen:
Go back to your edit page area, click on the 3 dots, and select Edit visually (05:46)
Select the hyperlink and edit, enable the Open in new tab option (05:52), then click Apply.
Go back to the 3 dots and Edit as HTML (06:01), copy the text that’s in between the anchor tags, then go back to your footer customization and paste it (06:15)
When you publish and go reload the preview, when the Digital Agency text is clicked on, it opens up the website in a new tab.
You can also do further editing, for example, you can set text to italics, make it bold, or whatever else you prefer.
Also Read: How PX, EM, REM, %, VW, VH Work In Elementor
That’s how you can easily edit footer copyright credits in Astra theme.
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