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  • #12468

    laura
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    Can someone point me in the right direction for changing the default footer text “COPYRIGHT © 2013 · MAGAZINE THEME ON GENESIS FRAMEWORK · WORDPRESS · LOG OUT” to personalize it for my site?

    Thank you!

    #12471

    Susan
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    Post count: 9478

    I recommend Genesis Simple Edits: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/genesis-simple-edits/

    Otherwise, Try this: http://my.studiopress.com/snippets/footer/


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    #12493

    laura
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    @ susan – thank you!

    Now this is my first time writing any code, so I want to check first to make sure I dont break anything:

    I want to display: Copyright (copyright symbol) 2013 – Mom Goes Online – All rights reserved

    So I would put this in (I have bolded the changes):

    /** Customize the credits */
    add_filter( 'genesis_footer_creds_text', 'custom_footer_creds_text' );
    function custom_footer_creds_text() {
        echo '<div class="creds"><p>';
        echo 'Copyright &copy; ';
        echo date('Y');
        echo ' &middot; <a href="http://mydomain.com">Mom Goes Online</a> &middot; All rights reserved;
        echo '</p></div>';
    }

    Is this correct?

    And if so – where do I put this code?

    Thank you so much for your guidance!

    #12494

    laura
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    Oops – that did not paste well.  I will try again

    /** Customize the credits */

    /** add_filter( ‘genesis_footer_creds_text’, ‘custom_footer_creds_text’ );

    function custom_footer_creds_text() {

    echo ‘<div class=”creds”><p>';

    echo ‘Copyright &copy; ‘;

    echo date(‘Y’);

    echo ‘ &middot; <a href=”http://mydomain.com”>Mom Goes Online</a> &middot; All rights reserved';

    echo ‘</p></div>';

    } */

    #12496

    Susan
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    Replace http: mydomain.com with your site’s URL (no spaces)

    The code will go into your functions.php file. Technically, you can put it anywhere in the file after this:

    [php]

    <?php
    /** Start the engine */
    require_once( get_template_directory() . ‘/lib/init.php’ );

    [/php]

    But, I usually put any changes at the end of the functions file – it makes it easier to find later…


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    #12497

    Susan
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    Post count: 9478

    Also – to help you with pasting code into this forum in the future, refer to this:
    http://www.studiopress.com/forums/faq/#code


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    #12499

    laura
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    @ susan:

    I just added the following right at the end of the functions.php file – but it does not work: now all I get is a complete blank screen :-(  So I obviously have an error in my code:

    /** Functions added by Laura Vermont */

     

    /** Customize the credits in the footer */

    add_filter( ‘genesis_footer_creds_text’, ‘custom_footer_creds_text’ );

    function custom_footer_creds_text() {

    echo ‘<div class=”creds”><p>';

    echo ‘Copyright &copy; ‘;

    echo date(‘Y’);

    echo ‘ &middot; <a href=”http://momgoesonline.com”>Mom Goes Online</a> &middot; All rights reserved';

    echo ‘</p></div>';

    }

    #12500

    laura
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    I removed what I added and re-clicked on ‘update file’ – but everything is still blank :-(

     

    #12501

    Susan
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    You’ll need to upload a fresh copy of your functions.php file into the theme folder on your hosting site.

    Also, if you’d prefer not to mess with your functions.php file (a lot of people prefer not to touch it), then I highly recommend the simple edits plug-in – it will allow you to customize the footer without touching your file.


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    #12503

    laura
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    Post count: 69

    I will keep the plugin in mind for the future – but it is a bit late for that now.

    I cannot see anything anymore in WP admin since I included and then took out the changes, except for style.css.  Everything else returns a blank screen.

    I made the changed in the editor section in wp admin > appearances > editor.  In there I selected functions.php and then added the code at the end, as you suggested.  Once I clicked ‘update file’ everything went blank.  I then removed the code I had added (by going back through the  browser back button), re-clicked ‘update file’ .  But everything is still blank.

    WHat do I need to do to fix this?

    #12505

    Susan
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    Post count: 9478

    You need to go into the theme folder in your hosting site. Upload a fresh copy of your functions.php file.


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    #12507

    laura
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    Ok – I have opened an ftp connection to my host.

    I am a total novice though, so could you please let me know what my theme folder is called, and where I can find this functions.php file I need ot upload?

    I made the changes in the wp-admin dashboard, and I thought that made the changes directly onto the host?

    #12509

    Susan
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    Post count: 9478

    It does make the changes to your host, but if there is an error, and you get the white screen, you have to go to your hosting site.
    wp-content/themes > Magazine > functions.php should be the path.


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    #12510

    laura
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    OK – I found the file, thank you!

    Now what do I do with this file?

    #12511

    Susan
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    You will need to upload a new version of the file to replace what is in there. You can grab a fresh copy from your zip file.


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