How do I change the copyright footer on my website design?

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I'd like to make my own copyright in the footer of my pages, but I can't seem to get the one that is already on there off. How do I update or change the copyright footer?
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Hi,

Here are instructions to customize the footer on your website.

  1. Click Websites Manager in the left navigation menu. Then, click Edit Site.



  2. Click Page Settings in the top toolbar and choose Background, Links, Footer from the drop-down menu. Click Edit your Footer.



  3. Here you can edit or remove the Copyright Information. Important: Be sure to uncheck the Display copyright information box if you don't want the Homestead copyright information to appear on your page.



  4. Then, click Close


  5. Then, click Insert in the top toolbar and select text from the drop-down menu.




  6. Drag the text box to the bottom of the webpage and enter in your copyright information. Ex. Copyright 2012. Homestead Technologies. All Rights Reserved


  7. Copy and Paste that text box onto your other pages. (You will also want to update the footer on each page through the Page Settings option).


  8. Save and Publish your website to see the changes live.
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This answer was perfect! I was able to remove the copyright information by following these steps! THANK YOU!! :-)
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Excellent
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The answer may be perfect, is there a legit reason why we have to deal with it? Please, is there someone in charge that can come on here and tell us when things will be back to normal?

What imbecile thought that maybe this was a good idea, putting footers at the bottom of our pages.

It is obvious as hell NO ONE LIKES IT yet you all can't fix it?

PLAESE?????



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I tried it, I could not change it. Does homestead support iPad platform.? And I couldn’t find the display copy rights box. Please help and teach me. Thank you so much!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do I remove the bottom "Homestead" and "Making a Website" link?.
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The designed by at the bottom of my webpage shows designed by 5 SATR KUSTOMS when it should show 5 STAR KUSTOMS. How can this be corrected?

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Designed by has wrong info.
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Hi Brandon -

Thanks for writing in!

You can correct this info by going to Page Settings > Background, Links Footer > Edit Footer, then edit the information next to "Copyright".

Hope that helps!
Aubrey
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Hi Aubrey

I implemented your suggestion.  This is my footer now; "Website Designed by Official publication of Knights of Columbus 10505 All writes are reserved © 2014 at HomesteadTM Get a Website and List Your Business."   This does not go away. I viewed "Page Source"  and could not fined it. It will not go away. found this Script, I don't know if this is the problem.var masterBottom = 162; if (typeof jQuery != 'undefined') { $(document).ready(function(){ try{var footerTop = 0;var curPageBottom = 0; if (typeof nPageBottom == 'undefined'){ $('div[id^="element"]').each(function(i){ var top = $(this).css('top'); var height = $(this).css('height'); top = parseInt(top.substring(0,top.length - 2)); height = parseInt(height.substring(0,height.length - 2)); if ((top + height) > curPageBottom){curPageBottom = top + height;} }); }else{curPageBottom = nPageBottom;} footerTop = masterBottom > curPageBottom ? masterBottom : curPageBottom; $('#footer').css('top', footerTop + 'px'); }catch (e){$('#footer').hide();} }); } For me this is a show stopper.
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Website Designed at HomesteadTM Make a Website and List Your Business when I post a link to my sites on twitter or LinkedIn Discussions. I want to advertize my sites NOT HOMESTEAD. How can I remove this immediately

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How do I remove the footer?.
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I am having a HUGE problem with Homestead due to its persistence in showing Website Designed at HomesteadTM Make a Website and List Your Business when I post a link to my sites on twitter or LinkedIn Discussions. I want to advertize my sites NOT HOMESTEAD. How can I remove this immediately

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do I remove the footer?.
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when I link my sites to a LinkedIn discussion the headline for the site comes up Website Designed at HomesteadTM Make a Website and List Your Business this is really annoying as I want to advertize my site NOT HOMESTEAD. How do I remove it.

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Removing Website Designed at HomesteadTM Make a Website and List Your Business.
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Hi Stuart -

Please check out the post above on how to remove the footer on your site.

Thanks,
Aubrey
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Hello how do can I remove the following from my websites.

Website Designed by Massage in Motion © 2013 at HomesteadTM Design a Website

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Remove footer.
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Hi Maria -

Thanks for writing in!

Yes, you can definitely remove the footer by checking out the post above. If you want to use a custom footer with the Homestead info, you can simply add a text box with the information you want to use, then drag it to the bottom of your page.

Hope that helps!
Aubrey
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I dont want my website design date to change...is there a way to prevent this from happening. I originally designed my webiste in 2007. I noticed as I made changes it updated to 2013. Is there a way to prevent the change of date happening?

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website design and hosted by.....all right reserved date.
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Can the homestead template logo be removed at the bottom on my website pages? I have quite a lot of pages and that footer is a bit annoying.

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Homestead Footer!.
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I resent Intuit deciding to sneak a running advertisement at the bottom of each webpage and also taking the liberty of publicly identifying the web designer.
There is now a running footer that announces, "Website designed by (my name) using Intuit Sitebuilder templates. Design your own website now!"

I haven't given Intuit permission to put my name on the site or on the internet. The site was not designed using their silly templates -- it was built from scratch.

This whole sneaky advertising business just seems cheap and unfair to me.

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Sneaky Intuit advertisements on websites!.
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I would love to know how to remove Homestead's footer on every page at one time! There should be a global way to delete that annoying advertisement!
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That's a good idea Dave7607,

It would definitely be easier when working on large sites to be able to just turn it off once, instead of doing it one page at a time. Hopefully our developers will add it in the future.

Mike
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I can't even tell you how long it took for me to remove that footer from every page. It was not a good experience. I can think of a million better things to do than sit there and go through every page.
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This is a great conversation that's separate from the main topic, so I created a new topic to continue the discussion. Please reference the new topic here: I would like to see an option that allows the user to remove the footer from all ...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do get rid of the using Homestead website templates. Create a website today. on the footer?.


How do get rid of the using Homestead website templates. Create a website today. on the footer?
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At this time it seems the best way to approach any new pages for your website is to first build a "template" without the Homestead footer. I have read many of the responses to this question and they all say the same thing. I have edited all pages on my website, however it will not go away on my "index" or "Home' page. Any idea why?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
GIVING MYSELF CREDIT FOR MY CREATION.


Hello, I am the designer of my organization's website, but I did not give myself credit for its creation, just the name of my organization. How do I change it? Example...Website designed by (my name) for (organizations name). Thanks
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
when I publish at the bottom of the page it has the wrong name for web design.
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Helpful. thanks.
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You are welcome.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
how do i change the name of the website creator and host at the bottom of the page?.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
I do not want my name posted on the home page of my site..


Is there a way to hide my name on the front page of my site? This shows up at the bottom of the page but I would like to hide my name.

"Website designed & hosted by norio okui © 2010 at HomesteadTM"
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Footer problem.


HOW can I get rid of the Homestead ADVERTISING in my footer? Everytime I try to delete it, it reloads sitebuilder... I am advertising MY company not theirs. HELP please! Thank you!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Is it possible to delete Homestead commercial link on the footer of the site?.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
how do i eliminate: " Make a Website and List Your Business " on the footer of my site.


how do i eliminate: " Make a Website and List Your Business " on the footer of my site. I've looked at some of the other comments and haven't found an answer, unless I'm missing something - Thnx
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Homestead Watermark.


Hi, I am a new user to homestead and am currently using the free trial to host my site. I noticed that on the site there is a light blue border around my website and at the bottom of this is an advertisement for homestead. How can I get this removed? Do I have to purchase a new domain name than the trial one given to me to get rid of this?
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This Question is not answered! Just Putting some text at the bottom of the page does not make a footer. It is just some text at the bottom of the page. For SEO you need a REAL footer. According to my source code I have NO footer. Look at my source code from my published site:
no_footer: this._getBoolAttribute('no-footer'),
no_header: this._getBoolAttribute('no-header'),

<!-- <hs:footer> --><!-- </hs:footer> -->

Apparently I have no Header either even though I put in code

I want to have a real footer and advertise MY business not not Homestead. I pay Homestead. Homestead doesn't pay Me.
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Unfortunately you can either use the Homestead footer, or remove it. There's not a place to enter your own footer.

However, the head section does exist. You can add code to the head section as shown on this page: https://community.homestead.com/homes...

Rather than using an ordinary text box there are several methods of creating a footer which would involve some custom coding. You may want to search Google for this topic and find the method that works best for you.

Mike
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It appear my question was merged here about the footer.  So let me see If this comment get removed.
I chat on line with support and the Homestead footer got removed with homestead links in it.  However it got placed back.  So I called support and they told me it was permanent to the foot application that the "Created by Homestead" and "Create a website" links could not be removed.
The only way to remove them would be to disable the footer button.  So for now I'm going to leave things as is.  I do want it to be known that I have the Gold package and find it pretty low of Homestead to want to hijack footers of paid websites to gain free advertising on paid accounts.
I did ask they send me a link to file a grievance with their compliance department about that.  Not sure how much that's going to fly since that department is ran and own by Homestead.
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johndeese1808, I am not sure if the chat agent understood the issue, but the footer can be removed, regardless of the package. The footer is included on all sites, but you are welcome to remove it. Click the button to edit the master page, then uncheck the boxes shown at the top of this topic and the footer will be gone. We do not put it back, so I am not sure why you so it return, but if that occurs again, you can let us know.
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Right; I got you on that and yes they understood.  Removing the footer is not the issue.  I rather have the footer but without the Homestead hyperlinks included.  I have too many pages to my domain to create individual footers at the bottom for copyrights and would prefer doing so using the footer, without Homestead being inclusive with their hyperlinks.  I would think this would at less be a privilege option for gold members and above.

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I understand. I will also pass on this suggestion for discussion with the developers.

You can remove the existing footer and add a manual one to the master page and that will show up on all pages. Of course, the pages all need to be approximately the same length for this to work.
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Right I thank you for your discussion on this matter.  I do understand the process you speak of in using that method in the master page.  However the likely-hood of any two pages meeting those parameters, you and I know is very unlikely because of they variance in content on website pages.
Thank you again for a good discussion on this matter.  I will continue to maintain my accounts with Homestead because of the wonderful customer support and excellent back office tools for website creation.
Keep up the good work Homestead.
John Deese
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You're welcome. Discussion is always good. I hope we will be able to do something about this as well.