When you install WordPress and open the site, the first thing you will notice is an ugly design. And when you try to customize the site, it will give a limited number of options only.
Moreover, in the default WordPress theme, you can not remove the footer credit.
Similarly, the template is not lightweight which will result in slow page/site speed.
Therefore, I have covered about few lightweight and free themes with a footer credit customization option which I personally prefer to use.
There is no doubt, that Astra is the best in terms of features and lightweight. And there are enough features available even in their free plan. You can easily customize or remove the footer credit and replace it with your own copyright text. The year in the copyright text can also be made updating automatically.
Rishi Theme – Automatic date updating footer credit
Rishi Theme is a very lightweight theme with very useful features. I have previously published complete details and reviews on the Rishi Theme. You can customize the footer credit of the theme and replace it with your own footer credit or copyright text. The year in the copyright text can also be made updating automatically.
OceanWP is the perfect theme for your project. Lightweight and highly extendable, it will enable you to create almost any type of websites such as a blog, portfolio, business website, and WooCommerce storefront with a beautiful & professional design. Very fast, responsive, RTL & translation ready, best SEO practices, unique WooCommerce features to increase conversion and much more. You can even edit the settings on tablets & mobile so your site looks good on every device. Work with the most popular page builders as Elementor, Beaver Builder, Brizy, Visual Composer, Divi, SiteOrigin, etc…
You can customize the footer credit of the theme and replace it with your own footer credit or copyright text. The year in the copyright text can also be made updating automatically.
Kadence Theme is a lightweight yet full-featured WordPress theme for creating beautiful fast-loading and accessible websites, easier than ever. It features an easy-to-use drag and drops header and footer builder to build any type of header in minutes. It features a full library of gorgeous starter templates that are easy to modify with our intelligent global font and color controls. With extensive integration with the most popular 3rd party plugins, you can quickly build impressive eCommerce websites, course websites, business websites, and more.
This theme also allows you to customize the footer credit where you can place your own copyright text similar to another theme.
Blocksy is a blazing fast and lightweight WordPress theme built with the latest web technologies. It was built with the Gutenberg editor in mind and has a lot of options that make it extendable and customizable. You can easily create any type of website, such as a business agency, shop, corporate, education, restaurant, blog, portfolio, landing page, and so on. It works like a charm with popular WordPress page builders, including Elementor, Beaver Builder, Visual Composer, and Brizy.
Blocksy is almost similar to Kadance theme. Therefore, it also has the option to change copyright text in the footer.