There is a standard copyright notice that comes with Genesis themes. This is a line or two and is known as the “credits text.” You can customize this. So I decided to take out the text that said my theme was Whitespace Pro and replace it with my site name, since I am customizing my theme and making it mine.
I found a code snippet to do this.
You have to go in and replace some of the text in the snippet so the credit line says what you want it to say. So I decided to practice this on my practice site in Bitnami (a testing environment you can download) on my desktop. I put the code where the instructions said to put it, and by golly, it worked.
So I tried it on my Poor Potsherd site and it no worky! I was befuddled. Then as I read I found out that one of the plug ins I had downloaded called “Genesis Simple Edits” let me change the credits without messing with the code.
So I deleted the code I had inserted earlier and tried to modify the credit text through the plug in, adding what I thought was the same credit text as I had used in the code. I still had no joy.
Solution: The reason the code I tried at first didn’t work is because you can’t use that code if you have the Simple Edits plug in installed. They conflict. When I deleted that code and used the plug in, it actually was working, but I didn’t know it. I thought the plug in was generating the same credit line as the code had, but it was not. When I looked at it more carefully, I saw that was the case. I had to edit the code a bit to get the credit line I wanted. And when I did, I found joy!