How can I edit the footer of our Wordpress blog please?

I have spent a couple of hours trying to find where to edit the footer of our blog here. It still says “2021” in it and I’d like to update it to “2023”.

I have read and followed the instructions on a few websites re: editing Wordpress footers. They suggest editing the footer in the theme customize options, the menu customise section etc., but none of those options are available with the theme we’re using which is an old one.

I’ve also edited the footer.php file at /home/azam/public_html/azam/wp-content/themes/bloggingpro_wr/footer.php but the footer text there is different to that on the website and editing it doesn’t update the footer on the website.

I’ve searched for all files with the word “foot” or “footer” in them, but none of them have the footer text. Same with the other php files in the Theme’s folder at wp-content/themes/bloggingpro_wr

Any advice on what I can edit to update the footer text please?

The ‘Inspect Element’ feature in browsers does give an indication of where the text is in the code, but, for the life of me, I can’t find it!

Thank you very much. I greatly appreciate your support.

Do you have access to the theme files? If so, could you make them available somewhere as a zip file (for example).

Thank you for your response, which is hugely appreciated.

Your suggestion is a good one. But I didn’t want to trouble anyone by having to look through theme files, which might be time consuming for them.

Is there any way somebody smarter than I can pick out where the footer text is located based on inspecting the page’s code? The ‘Inspect Element’ feature in my browsers gives an indication, but it’s beyond my expertise.

I’d say no. Your theme is made up of a bunch of PHP files, but beyond that it is hard to say how it is structured.

It would seem logical that you should be able to edit your footer in a file called something like “footer.php”, but without seeing the theme files, it is hard to say.

I don’t mind.

  1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Go to “Appearance” and then “Editor”.
  3. Locate the “Footer” section, usually labeled “footer.php” or “site-footer.php”.
  4. Make your desired changes to the footer code. You can edit the HTML, CSS, and PHP code as needed.
  5. Click on the “Update File” button to save your changes.

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