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How to change "Blog at WordPress.com Theme: Forever by Automattic".

  1. Hi there! I am putting together my site prior to its launch and was wondering how I could change the following from the bottom of the site "Blog at WordPress.com. Theme: Forever by Automattic."?

    I want to put something like Copyright 2012 All rights reserved. No part of this electronic publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording or otherwise without the written permission of the owners.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    The blog I need help with is inlawoutlaws.wordpress.com.

  2. Removing the credits to the theme designer can get your blog suspended.

    May I remove credit links such as ‘Blog at !WordPress.com’, theme, font, or toolbar links?
    All WordPress.com bloggers are required to maintain the credit links, even our VIP bloggers. Please do not hide the footer credits or the toolbar with CSS after purchasing a Custom Design upgrade.

    It is possible with CSS upgrade to add your copyright notice to the footer, but why not just place it in a sidebar using a text widget?

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/

  3. Thank you :) I definitely don't want to get suspended, it doesn't bother me that it's there I just wanted the copyright on it as well.

    I tried to add a text box into the optional footer widget with the Meta but it isn't showing up, any ideas?

    As well, does anyone know how to create a link within a custom form? Just meaning if within a form you have - I have read and agree with the In-Laws or Outlaws Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

    Can you link "Privacy Policy" and "Terms of Use" to their pages?

    Thanks :)

    Lynda

  4. Hi Lynda,

    Sorry, but I can't think of a way to include a link in a custom form: the only "form" we can use here on wp.com is the "Contact Form"
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

    from: http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    If you are familiar with HTML, you’ll notice that codes such as embed, frame, iframe, form, input, object, textarea and others are missing from the above list. Those codes are not allowed on WordPress.com for security reasons.

  5. The site linked to your username is not wearing the Forever theme, so I presume that you are talking about a different site?

    It would be useful to see what you included in the footer text widget. There should be four widget areas in your footer.

  6. I currently have the site I am referring to private. But yes there are four footer widget options. Even when I put the text in a different one it still doesn't show up?

  7. But you can see the text widget when you are looking at the Widgets page?

    I wonder if it is a cache problem:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/

    Each time you access a web page, your web browser stores a temporary copy of the files needed to display the web page to you. Those temporary files are called the browser cache. If your cache is not updating properly or if it’s stuck, you could be viewing an older version of some of the supporting files that run WordPress.com.

  8. 1tess,

    Thank you so much for all of your help, I figured it out and sadly it was me :( I wasn't saving it properly but it is fixed now :)

    One other question regarding the Meta, it takes up so much space, with the exception of needing the "log-in" option why else do I need it on my site? If I did remove it how would Iog on to my site?

  9. While you are logged in you should see your admin bar up top. Your name and gravatar on the top right of your screen: that should allow you to get to your blog.

    Also while you are logged in and looking at your blog there should be something on your posts where you can "edit" so that will get you to your admin panel.

    First bookmark your login in the browser you use most often. Use that so you can have multiple ways to edit your site.

  10. The meta widget is pretty useless but if you remove it you MUST add the RSS subscription widget so geeks can follow your blog.

  11. Okay so stupid question then are you referring to the rss widget or rss links widget (it gives me the rss post & rss comments)? I put them in my sidebar but when I click on them nothing happens I go to a blank page.

  12. The RSS links widget. Don't worry about them; they are to enable geeks to subscribe to your blog via RSS feed. They'll know how to use it. The RSS link is the only part of the meta widget that really NEEDS to be in the sidebar.

  13. Okay thanks :) Happy to know I don't really have to do anything to set it up :)

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