How to Customize Footer Text on Divi

by Last Updated: Oct 16, 2023Blog, WordPress Tips

UPDATE: For the Divi version 3.0 and higher (if you downloaded Divi after September 7, 2016) just follow this tutorial.

If you don’t want to have the links to the ElegantThemes and WordPress websites in the footer of your Divi website, you have 2 options:

1) You can either manually edit the footer.php file of the Divi theme’s files. However, when you update Divi to a newer version after you do so, the 2 default footer links (to ElegantThemes and WordPress) will be back.

2) So I would rather go for the second option, which is to use a child theme. If you don’t know how to create a child theme, check my article on how to create one.


Footer Divi


Then in the footer.php file of your child theme find the following code (you can open the footer.php file in Notepad or Wordpad):

<p id=”footer-info”><?php printf( __( ‘Designed by %1$s | Powered by %2$s’, ‘Divi’ ), ‘<a href=”” title=”Premium WordPress Themes”>Elegant Themes</a>’, ‘<a href=””>WordPress</a>’ ); ?></p>

To add your own footer text and/or links, just replace the code within the <p id=”footer-info”> tag. If you want to have some links in the footer, some basic HTML knowledge will help you. For example, I will use the following code on a client’s website:

<p id=”footer-info”>© 2015 | Designed by <a href=”” target=“_blank“>Andrej</a></p>

And there are more options for the customization of your footer. Just go to the customizer (Divi > Theme Customizer), click “Footer” and there you have some options. You can choose the colors for texts, for the background, etc. For example if you want to make the footer text smaller, go to “Bottom Bar” and you can adjust the Font Size there, as well as the social icons size. Or you can also completely remove them. To remove the social icons from the footer just go to “Footer Elements” and uncheck the “Show Social Icons” checkbox.

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Author: Andrej

WordPress expert. Divi user since 2014. I blog about WordPress and Divi, my favorite WordPress theme. When I’m not working with WordPress or writing an article for this blog, I’m probably learning Italian. You can read more about me here.