How to change 'Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Sydney by aThemes' in Sydney
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The copyright phrase 'Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Sydney by aThemes' appears in Free version, which cannot be changed via the theme options.
If you want to change it, please open thefile and go to the following lines:
Then, please replace the part in white box (which is also shown below) with the text you want.
<a href="<?php echo esc_url( __( 'http://wordpress.org/', 'sydney' ) ); ?>"><?php printf( __( 'Proudly powered by %s', 'sydney' ), 'WordPress' ); ?></a> <span class="sep"> | </span> <?php printf( __( 'Theme: %2$s by %1$s.', 'sydney' ), 'aThemes', '<a href="https://athemes.com/theme/sydney" rel="designer">Sydney</a>' ); ?>
As you know, you need to install the child theme to keep the changes regardless of the theme updates.