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November 8, 2016
A2 Hosting Partners

As PHP-Fusion is free open-source software release under the AGPL (Affero General Public License), it displays a copyright notice in the footer of every page by default. This can be modified to a certain extent, and in this article I'll explain the process.

Footers in PHP-Fusion

Below you can see the 3 different type of footers that are available in PHP-Fusion, this article is going to cover the copyright one at the absolute bottom of your pages. If you'd like, you can also read about modifying the footer in PHP-Fusion if you're interested in changing the main footer, or modify the sub-footer in PHP-Fusion.

php-fusion different footer options

Changing the copyright footer

The copyright notice content is controlled by the /includes/theme_functions_include.php file, in my case the full path to this file is /home/userna5/public_html/phpfusion/includes/theme_functions_include.php. Using the steps below I'll show you how you can modify what this footer displays.

  1. Once you have the file opened, around line 203 you'd want to look for the following code:

    function showcopyright($class =, $nobreak = false) {
    $link_class = $class ? " " :;
    $res = "Powered by PHP-Fusion copyright © 2002 - ".date("Y")." by Nick Jones.";
    $res .= ($nobreak ? " " : "
    \n");
    $res .= "Released as free software without warranties under GNU Affero GPL v3.\n";
    return $res;
    }

    In this case the text "Powered by PHP-Fusion" is optional, so I'm going to be removing that for this example. I ended up with this text:

    function showcopyright($class =, $nobreak = false) {
    $link_class = $class ? " " :;
    $res .= ($nobreak ? " " : "
    \n");
    $res .= "Released as free software without warranties under GNU Affero GPL v3.\n";
    return $res; }

    Here is the copyright footer before our edits:

    Here it is after:

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