Add my own footer -okay with the wp.com footer, but want to add my own copyright

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  • #1192373

    kenahora
    Member

    My goal is to add a discrete copyright notice of my own to each page. Ideally, just above the wordpress.com & theme notices (in other words, in the part of the page that seems controlled by me, rather than what comes along for the ride from WP.)

    I don’t have a problem with the automatic footer text as an additional.

    thanks.

    The blog I need help with is kenahoramedia.com.

    #1192470

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    I might suggest adding a copyright notice in a text widget to your site’s sidebar.

    Since you have the Custom Design upgrade, I’ll ask to have this moved to the CSS Customization forum.

    #1192472

    kenahora
    Member

    Thank you.

    Was very surprised this isn’t already supported. Copyright notice is actually something that applies to every bloggers content. Smooth, discrete copyright notice support is something that makes sense as an option for every blog on wordpress…

    #1192473

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    It is supported; I use a text widget.

    Some themes have widget areas in the footer, including Hum, the theme you are using.

    #1192475

    justpi
    Member

    Also, many themes including Hum have footer widget areas. You can write the notice in a Text widget, as Jen suggested, after you add that widget to Footer Area 1.

    #1192476

    justpi
    Member

    Refresh, refresh…
    Morning Jen!

    #1192496

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Afternoon, Panos!

    The only real downside to the text widget in the footer on Hum is that it is vertically oriented rather than horizontal, like the footer itself.

    #1192499

    justpi
    Member

    If you don’t add any widgets to footer areas 2&3 it will be horizontally oriented. And even if you do use areas 2&3, you can turn it to full width via CSS editing.

    #1192516

    auxclass
    Member

    Actually not a bad suggestion to have a copyright widget for the themes that have the footer credits centered – a widget that would put a line of text above or below the existing WordPress.com & theme credits

    #1192585

    kenahora
    Member

    Thanks for the speedy and competent support. I look forward to trying out widgets as suggested. If there is another theme I should be exploring, please suggest.

    I’m a photographer trying to have a small portfolio publicly available. The Hum theme offers some elegance and simplicity for someone who wants a small number of pages but I’m not married to it.

    #1192596

    justpi
    Member

    You’re welcome. Since you like Hum, and since it supports footer widgets, there’s no reason to look for a different theme.

    #1192636

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    @kenahora-Try what justpi suggested above, add a text widget to the First Footer Area. http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/

    #1192641

    kenahora
    Member

    Jeniffer and Justpi – Thank you! Just what I needed.

    Michael

    #1192655

    I am using Misty Lake theme- can i add my logo to the footer- is it possible to get a footer widget? Very new to this so tech language a bit shaky! Thanks

    #1192656

    justpi
    Member

    Misty Lake has one sidebar only, so you can’t add a logo to the footer without the Custom Design upgrade. You can add it to the sidebar, or you can use a different theme.

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