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

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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 reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Remove advertisement.


I see on below of my website is the advertisement i want to remove that please.

"Website Designed by brandonblacmon brandonblacmon © 2014 at HomesteadTM Make a Website and List Your Business"
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You have only 2 choices: 1) You can remove both yours and Homesteads and have no Footer. 2) You can remove just yours and have a Footer advertising Homestead (What a scam! You pay them!) They tell you to put a text so called footer at the bottom and it is just as good. But for SEO it is not good. If you look in the source code it even says "NO FOOTER"

Enjoy!
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Unfortunately, those are the options within Sitebuilder. You can create an HTML footer if you wish.

Keep in mind that building a footer can hurt your SEO as much as help it. It will depend on the content you want.

Drew
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Website edit ...


Hi , i've added a sub domain website and want to edit the "Website designed by ??? etc etc" at the bottom of each web page.
Where do i do this ?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Why is there no contact us button or email anymore to set up a help ticket?.


I was working with one of your tech people to fix a  problem that was on my website when Homestead initially created the page.  I paid for my website to be set up and now this problem can not be fixed do to new ownership????   So everything was set back the way it was except now all my pages are advertising homestead!!!!!!   I do not want to advertise homestead on my pages I never did before the no fix and I want it removed.  Why have you removed the contact us for a help ticket section?  Instead you waste peoples time going to a community blog and searching for answers until they are so frustrated.  What are you afraid of by removing the contact us?  How do I get your advertising off of my pages? I would never recommend homestead since it was taken over.
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Hi Laurel2653,

Sorry for the frustration, but you can remove the footer per the instructions above.  This was not as a result of the purchase.  The footer has not changed in many years.  It is there by default, but may be removed.  The community is here for your help.  Most questions people ask are answered here and is available 24 hours a day. 

The ticketing system was removed because it was hardly used by customers and when it was it had a lower satisfaction rate.  The community has so far proven to be far superior.

Thanks

Drew
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
how do I change all page footers at once?.


I would like to change the copyright date on my website which is in my footer. I want to change the footer for all the pages at once.
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The steps above in this thread show you how to edit or remove the footer. 
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All the above don't work.  Homestead has there's along with mine using your tool one or all go away.  What am I doing wrong?  This is approaching two years of how to questions.
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danceli1942,   Can you please tell us which site and page(s), you are having the problem with?  Are you saying that you actually have two footers on the page? If so one is likely just an ordinary text box. Please tell us which site and include a url and/or screenshot so we can see where you are stuck. Thanks!

Mike 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
New Homestead Footer - how to remove?.


I'm paying for a website.  Why is it that now I have a footer advertising Homestead?  I can accept that from free site providers, but wouldn't expect to pay as much as I am and still have the footer on my home page.  How do I remove it?
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These instructions show you how to remove the footer.

Drew
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How Do I delete Footer.


Dont want Footer on site
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You can remove it by following these instructions
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled how do i remove "Website Designed at HomesteadTM Make a Website and List Your Bus....

how do i remove "Website Designed at HomesteadTM Make a Website and List Your Business" from the bottom of my pages
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How do I remove the suddenly appearing Homestead footer from ALL pages on my website AT ONCE? I can't believe this was snuck into my entire site without my permission. Upset and need to resolve this ASAP.
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Nicolas Smith,

Have you tried the steps show above?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can't edit my copyright.

when I double click to edit, it does nothing.
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Hello,

Is the copyright in the footer of your page like shown in the article above?
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What article are you referring to?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Footer on every page now reads: "Website Designed at HomesteadTM Create a Website....

A new footer appeared at the bottom of every page that reads: "Website Designed at HomesteadTM Create a Website and List Your Business."  How can I get rid of it?  I don't want any ad on my site.
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Why they, "Homestead" continues this scam is beyond me? Clearly none of us like it!
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They are advertising on our websites and it's unacceptable. If we pay for a website we should have control over its content. They should either remove their ads or compensate us for it.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can I remove the links at the bottom my my web pages that say "Design a website" ....

Are these links at the bottom of my web pages removable? Having Homestead ads on my website makes it feel unprofessional. They would be expected on a free hosting plan, but this is a site I'm paying for.

Also, when I go to my website, the URL changes-- why is my domain name not showing?

I am happy with my Homestead package for the price, but it needs to look professional.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled how to edit who created website.

My name is Katherine Gillis and I want Carol Butler's name as the creator of my website. How do I edit that?
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Use Page Settings.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I want to remove my personal name from bottom of the page.

Can I remove my name as the footer from the bottom of the page
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I have created my own web-site, but it shows created by Homestead at the bottom o....
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I eliminate the bottom banner with Homestead.com credit at the bottom of e....

How to eliminate homestead.com credit at bottom of published pages?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Homestead Mis appropriating ads at bottom of my Paid website..

Why is it as a paid host my website must display Homestead advertising at bottom along with create a website? I contacted support to have it removed from the footer of my website and domain and yet I see it is right back. I feel this is a mis appropriation by Homestead and should be removed when we are paying so much money to host our website without this.
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USE "PAGE SETTINGS"
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Did that and more with live Chat and phone support.  Appears this you'll way of getting free advertisement.
Already voiced my opinion on this in community.
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johndees1808 It seems that this topic has been asked and answered over and over again, Please read the help comments.
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No need I have been in talks with others directly with Homestead, base on my position on the subject from another unique position.
Thank you.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do we remove the Homestead advertisement at the bottom of our website pages?.

There is a line at the bottom of our web pages stating that the site was built with Homestead and users can get a website for free. This cheapens our website presence because ours is not free, we pay for it and therefore should not be forced to advertise for Homestead.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled There is an ad at the bottom of my page that I did not put on..

It says List your business here for free. How do I get it off?
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If you unchek the 2 boxes, the footer will be removed.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I need to change our email address in the footer but it seems like it's on lockdo....

Homestead is currently hosting our website called www.elegancedistributors.com. The footer of each page states our contact information and we recently changed our email address. I need to change this over but the system won't let me make these changes in the footer. The footer appears to be on lockdown. How do I change this? Thank you