WordPress Copyright Footer- Display All Rights Reserved

Video tutorial how to display wordpress copyright footer and “All Rights Reserved” text.

If you are active on the Internet or blogging world, to be specific, you must notice that almost every blogs has this wordpress copyright footer sign.

Some themes have many link on their footer, this is why it is extremely important if you use free theme, you should installed it from your dashboard or reliable websites or get premium wordpress themes. (absolutely guaranteed that they are clean)

The reason is because your footer links can harm your site’s reputation, if the links are not relevant. If you download from wordpress theme sites, this is guaranteed that your theme is safe.

Some of these themes have already wordpress copyright footer display, some don’t.

Is it a must to have this wordpress copyright footer?

I have checked some big popular blogs, they do have wordpress copyright footer signs. Share your opinion about it, but i personally like to have it in my blog.

Especially these days, on the Internet, people can be quite nasty. I have spotted two blogs had my exact contents without my links, and they did remove them because i told them those are my works and copyrighted.

This copyright line is usually displaying blogname, copyright sign and “All Rights Reserved” texts.

WordPress Copyright Footer step by step video and tutorial:

I use twentyten for this demo, but you can use another themes as well, but backup file and see the footer.php contents code.

Video Tutorial:


1. Open up footer.php, you can find it in appearance → editor.

2. Look for this line of code:

<div id="site-info">
<a href="<?php echo home_url( '/' ) ?>" title="<?php echo esc_attr( get_bloginfo( 'name', 'display' ) ); ?>" rel="home">
<?php bloginfo( 'name' ); ?>
</div><!-- #site-info -->

I use notepad++ it is around line: 25-29. (see image)

wordpress copyright footer
Line 25-29 in notepad++

3. Add this line of code:

&copy; <?php echo date ('Y');?> All Rights Reserved.

after this line:

<?php bloginfo( 'name' ); ?>

Image after you add the code:

wordpress copyright footer code
Image after you add the code in step 3.

4. Paste all the codes from notepad++ to footer.php file, save the file, and refresh your blog.

It should show this end result image.

End result of this tutorial.

Thats how we display all rights reserved wordpress copyright footer text.

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  1. Bilal Ahmad says

    I hope some one will soon come up with a plugin that can do it. Doing manually is also good, but for those who have less expertise in CSS will be able to easily achieve this.

    • says

      Hey Bilal,

      I am sure one day, but if it can be done without using plugin, i would prefer doing it manually,

      Thanks for coming and commenting :)

  2. Rahul @ MazaKaro says

    Hi Kimi,
    Nice video presentation. Thanks a lot.

    You have really made thing easy for us. It was a really nice tips. Now I must follow this rule. I hope you will show such thing regularly. I want more customization tips in future.

    • says

      Thanks Rahul,

      Eventhough i am not sure about genesis theme (you are using it).

      I will try to post more customization tips, great idea, thanks!

  3. says

    Great thanks for the simple step by step instructions so easy to follow for someone who is on a big learning curve with css and php. I added it to my blog within two minutes I amazed myself. Keep up the good work.

    • says

      Hello Angela!

      I am glad it was simple to follow Angela, I have checked your blog, good job!

      Kind regards and good luck with your new blog


  4. Abdel says

    The article is great however I have an issue. The link directs to wordpress.org. How can I change that?