I have noticed a lot of users in the WordPress.com Forums asking how they might change the content of their blog footer section. This is the area that usually contains links to the WordPress home page and the theme designer. Many themes give you the option of adding widgets to the footer area, but none allow you to modify or customise the text in the footer itself. In fact, there isn’t a way to do this directly. However, if you have the CSS upgrade it is usually possible to create a text widget containing the desired footer content, hide the original footer, and then reposition and restyle the widget so it appears the same as the original.
Working through the most popular themes I’ve written the CSS and HTML code needed to display footers styled similarly to the originals but containing the content of the user’s choice. I’ll share them here in the following posts.
If anyone uses a less popular them but is still interested in creating a footer with custom text then please get in touch and I will look in to it in due time. Remember, you will need the paid CSS upgrade for the code to work. Another quick disclaimer: CSS written for one theme is almost certainly not going to work for all or any of the others, apart from that I hope these are helpful.