Remove Footer Credits of the WordPress theme Twenty Sixteen (2016)

How do you remove footer credits from the WordPress theme Twenty Sixteen?

Here's a quick guide on the same which will let you add Custom Footer Copyright Texts in the WordPress theme Twenty Sixteen by removing the default Proudly Powered by WordPress credits.

Twenty Sixteen - a clean, fast loading and a fully responsive WordPress theme, is one of the best themes for various kind of blogs and websites with a optional right sidebar.

With more than 600,000 active installs, it appears to be always readable and good looking either for desktops, tablets or smartphones. The design of the theme is certainly not groundbreaking or out of this world but... it offers a very clean, polished and minimalist design.

Let's get started with the removal of Proudly Powered by WordPress text from the footer of the WordPress theme Twenty Sixteen.

Steps to Add Custom Copyright Text by Removing the Default Footer Credits from the WordPress Theme Twenty Sixteen

Here's the step-to-step guide on the same:

Step 1: Log in to the wp-admin

First of all, log in to the wp-admin of your website and install the theme Twenty Sixteen if you haven't done it already.

Step 2: Open the Theme Editor

Navigate to the Appearance menu from the admin panel and then click on the Editor option i.e. Appearance > Editor.

Step 3: Locate footer.php from the Right Hand Side Navigation

From the right side navigation, look for the file named as footer.php (Theme Footer) and you can edit some codes and make it look as per your desired look.

Step 4: Start Editing the File footer.php

I'm not a coder, but still, it's quite easy to add custom copyright texts by removing the default one.

You will just have to edit codes in the lines 60 and 61 (in the Twenty Sixteen Version 1.4) in the footer.php file.

For Example, if you want to appear your copyright texts as "Copyright © 2018 | YourSite", then you have to replace lines 60 and 61 in your footer.php with the following lines:

<a href="<?php echo esc_url( __( '', 'twentysixteen' ) ); ?>" class="imprint">
<?php printf( __( 'Copyright © 2018 | YourSite', 'twentysixteen' ), 'WordPress' ); ?>

Where YourSite is your website name and is your website address.

That's it.

You're done with adding a custom copyright text to your WordPress theme Twenty Sixteen.

How to Just Hide the Default Footer Credits of WordPress Theme Twenty Sixteen

If you just want to hide the footer credits without adding a custom copyright text then that's even easier. Just navigate to Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS and add the following CSS lines:

.site-info { 
display: none; 

Which should look something like the below image:

That's it.

If you have got any better soultion, then please let others know in the comments below.
Remove Footer Credits of the WordPress theme Twenty Sixteen (2016) Remove Footer Credits of the WordPress theme Twenty Sixteen (2016) Reviewed by Deepak on September 17, 2018 Rating: 5


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