Search Our Knowledgebase

  • Joomla
  • Video
  • WordPress
Or ask a question in our official product support forum boards

How To Change The Footer Text

This tutorial will guide you through how to change the footer text on a Shape5 theme. No mention of shape5.com is required in the footer area, and can be changed or modified as needed.


Setting up your own footer text can be done by modifying footer.php or by publishing your own module to the "footer" position.

OPTION 1 - FOOTER.PHP - This is the simplest method and requires you to modify a single php file and over-write your existing file via ftp.

  1. With your favorite FTP program, or you host's file manager modify the file at: "wp-content/themes{your theme}/vertex/footer.php"
  2. Edit the file with your favorite text editor.
  3. Locate line 6 which reads:
    Designed by Shape5.com <a href="http://www.shape5.com/" title="Visit Shape5.com WordPress Theme Club" target="blank" class="footerc">WordPress Themes</a>
  4. Once you have located line 6, modify the code as desired. Typically you would remove all the text at this line and enter your own plain text.
  5. Save the file and upload it to your server. Make sure to over-write the existing file.


OPTION 2 - WIDGET - you can publish any widget to the "footer" widget position. By doing this, the footer.php file for option #1 is no longer used and a widget is called in its place.

  1. To learn how to install a widget and publish it please visit the following url:
    http://www.shape5.com/documentation/WordPress/Getting-Started/How-To-Install-A-Widget-Into-WordPress
  2. The widget can be any kind, but usually a custom HTML widget is used.
  3. Publish the widget to the footer position, and make sure it is assigned to all pages.

Looking for the largest variety in template designs? Look no more. Never buy 1 theme again. Signups start at just $89 for access to all of our themes.
Send Us An Email
Please send us your questions and we will email you back as soon as we can. Product support questions should be posted in our support forums under the Help menu. Our staff will assist you from there.