Changing the Copyright

There are a couple of ways you can customize the copyright (or "footer creds") for your theme. Read below to learn how.

Identify the Footer Creds

The Footer Creds appear at the very bottom of your site and default to a Copyright for Utility Pro. Don’t worry – you can change this.

Option 1: Genesis Simple Edits

Use the Genesis Simple Edits plugin, freely available from This plugin enables you to quickly edit several elements of a Genesis child theme, including the Copyright. Please visit the official plugin page for usage instructions or support.

Option 2: Write Custom Code

If you’re logged into StudioPress, you can view a variety of code snippets to customize the Footer Credits.

If you do a Google search for "customize copyright Genesis", you’ll also find many tutorials and code snippets you can modify. The place for these customizations is in your functions.php file.

PLEASE NOTE: Never, ever edit the functions.php file on a live site. It’s easy to misplace one character and crash your entire site. If you are new to editing code, please take the time to read this article before making any code customizations to your site.

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