Customize the Credits Text

Unless otherwise indicated, the code snippets you see below should be placed into your theme’s functions.php file.

The code snippet below can be used to modify the credit text in the site footer.


Starting from Genesis 3.1, you no longer need this code snippet. You can edit the footer credit text by going to Appearance > Customize > Theme Settings > Footer. Refer to Genesis Theme Settings for more information. This code snippet is only applicable for sites using Genesis 3.0.x and older. Once you update to Genesis 3.1.x or later, you should remove this snippet from the child theme. Afterwards, edit the footer credits in Appearance > Customize > Theme Settings > Footer, as mentioned previously.

Here is the code to customize the credit text for sites using Genesis 3.0.x or older:

//* Do NOT include the opening php tag shown above. Copy the code shown below.
//* Change the footer text
add_filter('genesis_footer_creds_text', 'sp_footer_creds_filter');
function sp_footer_creds_filter( $creds ) {
	$creds = '[footer_copyright] &middot; <a href="">My Custom Link</a> &middot; Built on the <a href="" title="Genesis Framework">Genesis Framework</a>';
	return $creds;
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