How do I remove or change the footer section of BlogMU theme?

Hello there,

I would like to remove the white colorful footer at the bottom of the theme or change the text and links as well as the bg colour. I looked in footer.php and found the area but want to double check before I butcher the theme. Thanks SO very much!

Also,

Do you know of some great step by step tutorials programs to learn php and css better so that I can eventually build my own themes? Greatly appreciated, love you guys to bits!!

All the best,

Elyakim Samuel

  • Timothy Bowers
    • Chief Pigeon

    Hey there.

    I'm not 100% sure where you mean without a screenshot but I presume it's this bit:

    <div id="bottom-content">
    <div class="bottom-content-inner">
    <div class="alignleft">
    &copy;<?php echo gmdate('Y'); ?> <a title="<?php bloginfo('description'); ?>" href="<?php echo home_url(); ?>"><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></a><br /><?php echo wp_network_footer(); ?>
    </div>
    <div class="alignright">
    <?php _e('Provided by', TEMPLATE_DOMAIN); ?> <a href="https://premium.wpmudev.org" title="WordPress plugins, themes and support"><?php _e("WPMU DEV - The WordPress Experts",TEMPLATE_DOMAIN); ?></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="#top-bg"><?php _e('Go back to top &uarr;', TEMPLATE_DOMAIN); ?></a>
    </div>
    </div>
    </div>

    For CSS:

    http://www.w3schools.com/

    Chris is pretty cool:

    http://css-tricks.com/

    Tuts plus is also pretty cool:

    https://tutsplus.com/courses/

    They cover alsorts including web design:

    http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/

    Take care.

  • Sridhar
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Are you using a child theme? Can you please provide the URL of your site?

    I would like to remove the white colorful footer at the bottom of the theme

    If you are using a child theme, copy footer.php from the parent theme into the child theme and edit it.

    Ex.:

    wp-content/themes/blogs-mu/footer.php

    to

    wp-content/themes/blogs-mu-child/footer.php

    Delete

    <div id="bottom-content">
    <div class="bottom-content-inner">
    <div class="alignleft">
    &copy;<?php echo gmdate('Y'); ?> <a title="<?php bloginfo('description'); ?>" href="<?php echo home_url(); ?>"><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></a><br /><?php echo wp_network_footer(); ?>
    </div>
    
    <div class="alignright">
    <?php _e('Provided by', TEMPLATE_DOMAIN); ?> <a href="https://premium.wpmudev.org" title="WordPress plugins, themes and support"><?php _e("WPMU DEV - The WordPress Experts",TEMPLATE_DOMAIN); ?></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="#top-bg"><?php _e('Go back to top &uarr;', TEMPLATE_DOMAIN); ?></a>
    </div>
    
    </div>
    </div>

    change the text and links as well as the bg colour

    Text and Links: Copy footer.php from parent theme into the child theme and edit it (see the above code section).

    BG color:

    Rename wp-content/themes/blogs-mu-child/_inc/css/child-style-sample.css as wp-content/themes/blogs-mu-child/_inc/css/child-style.css

    and add this at the end:

    #bottom-content {
        background: #f5f5f5; /* your desired background value here */
    }
  • Sridhar
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Ok.

    Edit theme's footer.php and delete the code that Timothy and I provided (it's the same) to get rid of the footer.

    If you would like to make CSS edit like changing the background of the footer,

    copy

    wp-content/themes/blogs-mu/_inc/css/custom-sample.css

    to

    wp-content/themes/blogs-mu/_inc/css/custom.css

    and add code like this at the end:

    #custom #bottom-content {
        background: #f5f5f5; /* your desired background value here */
    }
  • Josh McCann
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    I have followed the instructions but for some reason I keep getting a broken error that reads, "Broken Theme: The parent theme is missing. Please install the "Blogs MU" parent theme."

    here is my style.css code for my child theme

    /*
    Theme Name: Blogs MU Child
    Theme URI: https://premium.wpmudev.org
    Description: Blogs MU Child Theme
    Author: Richie KS, Jeffri - WPMU DEV - WordPress Experts
    Author URI: https://premium.wpmudev.org/
    Template: Blogs MU
    Version: 1.0.0
    */
    @import url ("../blogs-mu/style.css");
    /*Theme customization starts here
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- */

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