By default Genesis themes have Genesis and Optimal theme credits(Links) in the footer . You need to change it to your website/blog link with a copyright mark/your company’s credit or you can add affiliate links. In WordPress themes, there is a footer.php in the “Appearance-Editor option” and you have to change it there. It seems to be technical but in the premium Genesis theme, it is very easy with Genesis Simple hook plugin or Genesis Simple edits for a beginner genesis user. Genesis child themes are one of the best wp themes which are used as commercial WordPress themes too.
Pictorial and step by step genesis tutorial to Change/Edit a footer credit link in Genesis Theme Framework with Genesis simple hooks Plugin:
Download and activate Genesis simple hooks plugin.
From your left sidebar Genesis Menu, go to “Simple Hooks”
Last 2nd option is genesis_footer Hook or use Ctrl + F to search for the genesis_footer hook as seen in the image.
Check on Unhook
genesis_do_footer()function from this hook?
Add your credits/affiliate html links in the rectangle box as seen in the image. I have added Copyright @ <a href=”http://yaio.net”>Yeah!All In One</a>
Save On Changes.
Following image shows how to change genesis theme credit to your own credit
I HOPE THIS SOLUTION WILL HELP YOU TO remove Genesis credit links from footer and add copyright links etc to make your web page more professional.