Today i will share with you two ways on how to remove copyright footer from WordPress. First method is to remove it from the theme options. If you didn’t find it there you can go to the second method where we will use one CSS code to remove it. You can use CSS codes to remove basically anything on your website including texts, comments, links and even menus.
1. Go to Appearance → Customize
Search for the footer settings in the menu or (in some WordPress themes) you will be able to edit the copyright text simply by clicking it.
Highlight the copyright text, right-click it and delete. You can also change copyright footer with your own text by typing it directly on the visual editor. for example “Copyright © 2021 8y35”
Remove copyright text with CSS codes:
ِAnother way to remove the copyright text from footer is by using one CSS code. CSS codes are more effective in editing WordPress websites, they can remove any text, image or any element in your website. So here is how to remove the copyright text
1. Open inspected element
Right-click on your website browser and click on Inspect element or you can click Ctrl + Shift + C from your keyboard.
This button is used to highlight elements in your website page in order to inspect it.
This will tell the browser that you want to edit the highlighted element (copyright text) with CSS codes
You will see a code like “.ast-footer-copyright”
5. Add the CSS code
Click at the empty space between the two arrows
Add the code “display: none;”. You should see that the copyright text has been removed from your footer. If not go back to step 3 and make sure you had highlighted the right element.
After that highlight the code and copy it.
6. Go to appearance → Customize → Additional CSS
7. Paste the code and hit publish
In the digital age, protecting your website’s content is crucial to safeguarding your intellectual property. One effective way to assert your ownership and deter unauthorized use is by adding a copyright footer to your WordPress site. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive guide on how to add a copyright footer in WordPress, ensuring that your content is protected. Let’s dive in and explore the steps to secure your intellectual property.
Understanding Copyright Protection
Copyright is a legal concept that grants exclusive rights to creators or owners of original works. By adding a copyright footer to your website, you are asserting your ownership and notifying visitors that your content is protected by copyright laws. This footer typically contains the copyright symbol (©), the year of publication, and your name or the name of your organization.
Follow these simple steps to add a copyright footer to your WordPress website:
- Access the Footer Widget Area: Log in to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to “Appearance” > “Widgets.” Look for the “Footer” widget area and select the widget you want to use for the copyright footer.
- Add a Text Widget: Drag and drop the “Text” widget into the Footer widget area. This widget allows you to add custom text and HTML code.
- Customize the Copyright Footer: In the Text widget, enter the desired copyright statement. For example, you can include the copyright symbol (©), the current year, and your name or organization. Here’s an example: “© [current year] YourName. All rights reserved.”
- Save and Preview: Save the changes you made to the Text widget and preview your website to ensure that the copyright footer is displaying correctly.
Enhancing Copyright Protection
While adding a copyright footer is a good start, there are additional measures you can take to enhance copyright protection on your WordPress site:
- Register Your Copyright: Registering your copyright with the appropriate copyright office provides stronger legal protection. Visit the copyright office website in your country, such as the United States Copyright Office, and follow their guidelines for registration.
- Use Watermarks: Consider adding watermarks to images and media files to discourage unauthorized use. Watermarks can be customized with your logo, website URL, or copyright information.
- DMCA Protection: Implement a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) protection service or plugin on your website. These tools help monitor and enforce your copyright by detecting and addressing copyright infringement.