When you set up a new Divi website your footer will have credits for Elegant Themes and WordPress added by default in the bottom footer bar.

If you do not want to have the “Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress” credits text in the footer there are a few opinions to update it with your own text and links or to remove it completely.

The two easiest ways to update the footer credits are to;

Divi footer text

If you are wondering if you are allowed to remove the “Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress” footer credits, the answer is yes.

You are allowed to edit or remove the footer credits as you wish. WordPress is open-source software so you have no worries there, and Elegant Themes included the option to edit or remove the footer credits in the theme customizer and has no problem with users doing so.

The quickest and easiest option to edit or completely remove the Divi footer credits is to use the Theme Customizer. You can use the checkbox to remove the footer text or use the text box to add your own text and code to replace the default text.

To remove the footer credits using the theme customizer you will need to;

  1. In your WordPress dashboard click on the Theme Customizer link and navigate to Footer > Bottom Bar
  2. Check the checkbox that says “Disable Footer Credits”
  3. Click on the Publish button and exit the Theme Customizer

Disable Divi footer credits

To edit the footer credits using the theme customizer you will need to;

  1. In your WordPress dashboard click on the Theme Customizer link and navigate to Footer > Bottom Bar
  2. Scroll down the text box labeled “Edit Footer Credits”. Anything you add to this text box will replace the “Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress” text. You can add plain text and/or HTML code. For example;
    <a href="https://www.divithemeexamples.com.com/">Visit Divi Theme Examples</a>
  3. Click on the Publish button and exit the Theme Customizer

edit Divi footer credits in Theme Customize

The second option is to build a custom footer in Divi using the Divi Theme Builder.

This method takes a lot longer to accomplish but allows you complete freedom to use any f the built-in Divi modules to create a footer from scratch. including any footer credits, copyright notices, or links.

There are also a lot of free and premium Divi footer layouts to download and import into the Theme Builder for an instant custom footer. Whether you build from scratch or use a template this method will give you a new look for your footer and footer credits text.

To create a custom footer using the Divi Theme Builder you will need to;

  1. In your WordPress dashboard navigate to Divi > Divi Theme Builder
  2. Click on the “Add Global Footer” and select to either Build Golbal Footer or Buld GLobal Footer
  3. You can then build from scratch or use a template to create a global footer for your website

Divi custom footer in Theme Builder

Final thoughts

Using the Theme Customizer is a very quick and easy solution to replace or delete the Divi footer credits in a minute or two. If you also want to build a more custom-looking footer design you can use the Theme Builder to create a footer template that can then be applied to any or all of your website pages. The latter is obviously a lot more complex and time-consuming but does allow you complete freedom to build and design anything you can imagine.

For this website, I decided to use the default Divi header and footer for simplicity’s sake. The footer credits are customized using the Theme Customizer.

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