Make info below footer a smaller font

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    Can I make the information below the footer (WordPress, Linen and copyright) a smaller font size? I have the CSS upgrade. Thanks.

    The blog I need help with is



    You can if you want your blog suspended – they have made the Terms of Service tighter since I wrote the below answer –

    The current policy about the footer in the support documentation:

    May I remove the ‘Blog at’ credit in my site’s footer?
    Although the Custom Design Upgrade certainly grants you the capability to hide the credit from your site’s footer, you are not permitted to do so. Even our VIP bloggers are required to maintain the credit.



    I want to make the info a point or two smaller. The type size is larger than the type in the blog and to me it shouldn’t be that way. I don’t know CSS, so I thought that you might be able to be of help. I was not trying to remove it.


    You are indeed not permitted to hide the credit from your site’s footer, but I believe there’s no problem in making it smaller.

    Add the following code to your Appearance > Themes > Customize > CSS panel:

    .wf-active #copyright {
        font-size: 12px;

    I used 12px here, but you can change the value to your taste, as long as it doesn’t hide the credit or make it really hard to read.


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    Current Terms of Service:

    11. Attribution. Automattic reserves the right to display attribution links such as ‘Blog at,’ theme author, and font attribution in your blog footer or toolbar. Footer credits and the toolbar may not be altered or removed regardless of upgrades purchased.


    Thanks for the information, @1tess.
    Sorry for the wrong information, @susanglitten.


    I’d also suggest adding this bit about altering the credit to the Custom Design FAQ. Right now, it only mentions that it’s not permitted to remove the credit, but it says nothing about changing its color or size.


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    Good idea.



    Designsimply has said that changing the styling is ok.


    Sorry it’s not more clear. The footer credit style may be altered, the footer credits themselves (text and links) may not.

    @fabianapsimoes, your CSS suggestion looks great!


    Also, the text probably could be changed (so long as the links aren’t affected), but it’s not recommended because could change the text at any time too and if you changed the text… then it would break if changed the text.



    Thanks for clarifying that. Thanks Fabianapsimoes and Designsimply. Much appreciated.


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    And the support documents now match the policy:

    May I remove credit links such as ‘Blog at’, theme, font, or toolbar links?
    All bloggers are required to maintain the credit links, even our VIP bloggers. Please do not hide or alter text or links for the footer credits or the toolbar. Modifying the style of the footer text (i.e. colors and font size) is fine as long as it’s still readable.

    All can now be happy:
    The spirit and the letter of the law are now one.


    The spirit and the letter of the law are now one.

    This made me smile. :) Thanks for helping to make that better!

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