One of our readers recently inquired about removing footer credits from WordPress themes. Do you want to get rid of the WordPress powered footer links on your site? We’ll show you how to remove the powered by WordPress footer links from your themes in this article.
The “Proudly powered by WordPress” link is displayed in the footer area of default WordPress themes. Company Z created the theme. Many theme developers go even further and include their own credits, such as “Powered by WordPress.”
Some even believe it gives your website an unprofessional appearance. However, if you’re running a business website, it’s pointless to display these credits.
Is it legal to remove credit links from the WordPress footer?
This is a frequently asked question. Yes, removing the footer credits link from your WordPress site is perfectly legal.
WordPress is open-source software that is distributed under the GNU General Public License.
In a nutshell, that license allows you to use, modify, and redistribute WordPress. Most commercial WordPress themes, as well as any WordPress theme or plugin downloaded from the official WordPress.org directory, are released under the same license.
So you have complete control over your website, including the ability to remove the footer credit links.
Let’s look at how to remove these credit links from your WordPress footer by customizing it.
Continue reading if you don’t like the video or need more instructions.
WordPress Powered by Links are being removed.
There are several methods for removing the WordPress footer credit links, but we only recommend the three methods below.
The Theme Configuration Page
The majority of good theme authors are aware that their users want the ability to remove footer credit links. That’s why they’ve included it in their theme options.
This option is available in different sections of different themes. However, the WordPress theme customizer (Appearance » Customize) is a good place to start.
The Astra theme, for example, allows users to customize the footer text and disable the credit links.
Other places to look are the options pages for individual themes or the Widgets section.
Footer.php is a PHP file that is used to create a footer.
If your theme doesn’t have a way to edit or remove footer credits from the WordPress admin, you can edit the footer.php code instead.
We recommend making a backup of your website’s code before making any changes to it, so you can restore it if something goes wrong.
This article will show you how to update your theme without losing your customizations. Also, keep in mind that any changes you make to your theme’s files will be lost if you update or switch themes.
The footer.php file is located in the theme folder. For example, /wp-content/themes/yourtheme/footer.php (instead of “yourtheme,” look for your current theme name).
Simply open this file in a text editor and look for the footer credit text, such as “Powered by,” to see which section needs to be removed.
The code for WordPress’s default Twenty Twenty-One theme looks like this:
You have the option of completely removing or customizing this text to meet your needs.
Method of a Page Builder
If you want to make more changes to the design and layout of your WordPress theme, you should use a page builder plugin like Beaver Builder or Divi.
Without knowing any code, drag and drop page builders make it simple to customize your theme.
See our guide to the best drag and drop page builders for WordPress for more information.
At all costs, stay away from the CSS method.
Some WordPress tutorial sites may now show you how to hide the footer credit links with CSS using display: none.
However, doing so will jeopardize your site’s SEO. Google dislikes hiding links with display:none because it’s a spamming technique that hides links from users while still showing them to Google (in the hopes of higher rankings).
It’s possible that your site will be flagged, and you’ll lose your search engine rankings as a result.
So, whatever you do, don’t use the following CSS method:
While it appears to be simple, it is not SEO friendly.
The two methods we demonstrated above are highly recommended. If you are unable to do either of these, we recommend hiring a professional to assist you in removing your footer credit links, or changing your WordPress theme altogether.
We hope this article was helpful in removing the WordPress powered footer links. You might also want to take a look at our guide on how to make your WordPress site more secure.
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I’m unable to use any other method. In my themes, I don’t have a footer.php file…
If you don’t have a footer.php file, contact your theme’s support to see if a custom footer location is available.
I had the same issue, but because your site’s version differs from mine, I was unable to remove the Powered by WordPress footer. This has happened to me on other sites as well.
If the methods in this guide did not work for you, we recommend contacting the support team for your specific theme, who should be able to help. Because not all themes have the same options, we’ve included several in this guide.
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I’m using my theme template, and footer.php is missing, as well as footer remove credits. What should I do?
You should contact the support team for your specific theme, and they should be able to help you out.
How do I get around:
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Visualize is a responsive site template by SitePad that is compatible with the SitePad Website Builder.
I’d like people to believe it’s my website rather than SitePad’s. to the bottom, so it isn’t as noticeable…
You should check Settings>General to make sure your title and tagline aren’t there, and if they are, you should go to Appearance>Customize.
Thank you for providing this tutorial. My situation was a little different, but your video assisted me in locating it. I commented out this line in the footer.php file, which removed the “powered by WordPress” footer:
get_template_part( ‘template-parts/footer/site’, ‘info’ ); get_template_part( ‘template-parts/footer/site’, ‘info’ );
Thank you for letting us know what worked for you.
Hello there, Due to an inability to communicate with the site in order to check for fatal errors, the PHP change was reversed. You’ll need to use another method to upload your PHP file change, such as SFTP. On my laptop, I’m currently using localhost with XAMPP. Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please When I attempted to uninstall, I received the following message.
That means WordPress was unable to verify that the code change would not cause a problem, and you will need to manually edit the file to make the change.
I am using WordPress theme Shop Elite in which there is an option to edit half of the footer but credit link remains, I have tried all methods you have suggested as well as some plugins like (Real time find and Replace, My Custom Functio) but it did not work for me. I am using WordPress theme Shop Elite in which there is an option to edit half of the footer but credit link remains, I have tried all methods you have suggested as well as some plugins like (Real time find and Replace As a newbie to Word Press, learning and solving problems through the WPBeginner platform has been a fantastic experience. hello there! Thank you for your consideration; I will await your response.
If you contact the theme’s support team, they should be able to tell you what theme-specific setting is preventing you from removing that credit.
This is extremely beneficial. Thank you very much!
Thank you very much.
It’s possible that your change was not saved. It’s also possible that you’ll have to manually fix the file and upload it via FTP. Please try once more. Maybe I didn’t know what to take out. When I attempted to remove the powered by message, I received the following message: omething went wrong. Please assist me.
It doesn’t mean you tried to remove the incorrect code. That message means it couldn’t be sure it wouldn’t cause an error, so it canceled the edit, meaning you’ll have to edit the file using your host’s file manager or FTP. WordPress’s editor was updated recently to check for errors before allowing a file to be changed.
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The footer of the Charity Care theme (a Benevolent child theme) can be found at the bottom of the Functions.php page (path wp=content => themes => charity-care => functions.php).
When I contacted theme support, they recommended that I use #site-info. display:none is a CSS property that specifies whether or not a page should be displayed.
Thank you for sharing that with the rest of us.
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My sidebar is visible beneath the body of my post. What’s the best way to get it back to the side? The news pro Genesis child theme is currently in use.
It’s a good idea to make sure your browser window is big enough to fit on the side of your content. If it continues to appear below your content, you should contact the theme’s support team for assistance.
Sir, how do I change the copy right in the highlight WordPress theme?
To change the copyright text, you should first contact the theme’s specific support to see if there is a built-in or recommended method.
This makes me very happy to read. It is extremely beneficial.
As a result, I’d rather not remove WordPress-controlled links from my footer. For sharing, I owe you a debt of gratitude. Your article will be helpful in removing those links from the footer. Thank you very much. Whatever the case may be, I enjoy the WordPress-fueled connection.
I have a WP site and would like to be able to search for results by roll number online. I’m looking for a code that returns the results of a google sheet search in a column and displays the results by matching row. In an excel sheet, I have over 100,000 results. I’m not interested in storing the results in my database. How are you today, dear? many thanks
Thank you very much! It is extremely beneficial to all of us.
However, something in these instructions was off. I’m not a programmer, and I’m not a moron. I believe I’ll have to reinstall my theme right now. Following the instructions in the php footer removal actually caused damage to my website.
The first rule of web design/programming is to always back up any file(s) you’re working on, so that if you make a mistake and can’t figure out where you went wrong, you can simply overwrite and start over.
If you’re going to edit, you’ll need to back up your files. #ExcellentPractice
Thanks for the helpful information, but I believe the “Footer.php Code Method” is too difficult for a non-programmer like me.
Is it possible to get rid of the Powered by WordPress with a Code Snippet?
When I try to remove or change the footer, my theme becomes unstable, crashing or failing to function properly. What should I do?
It’s usually because you removed something important, such as a comma, when you’re only supposed to remove text between the inverted commas. It will be easier to figure out if you use a text editor with syntax highlighting. Another option is to remove one word at a time and see if it works.
What is the advantage of removing it?
It is impossible for me to remove it from my blog.
What’s next, what’s next, what’s next! Regrettably, we are unable to edit our comments.
Is that adequate? If you just remove every footer tag, div, and everything else.
I’m using the Ultimate theme and I’m trying to get rid of the footer links. Hello, I’d like to ask you a question. WordPress is used to power this site, and Themehorse created the theme.
I created a child theme and attempted to delete the footer using various codes, but my action was unsuccessful. I know this footer is hidden because the footer link is hidden in a “container,” I believe… I’m not sure. I’m a complete noob when it comes to programming :).
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Simply navigate to Appearance >>Editor and look for footer.php (it should be on the right side of the page under theme options). Hello there, Wpbeginner. Simply update the powered by phase and it will be removed. I’ve discovered a new way to remove “Powered by Name.”
I’m hoping you have a better solution. Thank you. Hello there, I’ve looked in footer.php, functions, and every page I can find for it’s code. “WordPress Theme by MH Themes” is displayed in the footer of my theme. But I can’t seem to get rid of it.
I’ve looked through a lot of other files but can’t seem to find it. I’m having the same issue as you.
4. The “tag” name for.site-info will be replaced in the opened editor. If you haven’t been able to edit your “powered” text, simply open the theme folder in an editing program such as notepad++ and search for the term “.site-info” without the “” symbols. 1. Use the Chrome browser to visit your website as if you were a user. If you don’t see “.site-info” or it hasn’t changed, it’s likely that your theme has already done it and renamed it. To find the new term for the search: 3. Select inspect. 2. Select the credit text with the right mouse button. Change the tags to whatever you want once you’ve found the php section.
Return to the theme folder and commit a search.
I hope this information is useful.
This text can be found in the Function.php file of the Astrid theme. Very useful, but the php page differs from theme to theme.
Thank you very much.
The code has been removed from the WordPress twenty sixteen theme, but it still appears at the bottom of my page. Please let me know what I should do. I’m using the store theme.
1st Hello, I’m using Accesspress Store and I’ve removed the default WordPress Twenty Sixteen theme, but the code looks exactly like this, and the WordPress branding is still visible in my footer, what should I do?
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When you copied the code, you also copied the line numbers.
You’ll see the raw code without line numbers if you click on it. At the top right corner of the code snippet, you’ll notice a tiny Copy button.
Is it possible that the original link will reappear? However, how about a theme upgrade in the near future? Using cPanel, I was able to modify footer.php.
Your customizations to the footer.php file will be overwritten by the new version of the file as soon as the theme is updated. You are correct, Fajar, if you have not created a Child Theme.
I would always recommend creating a child theme for any project you’re working on so you don’t have to redo changes you’ve already made.
How do I get rid of the credits in the footer of a single page theme created by One Press?
It is extremely beneficial…..
I’m using the Fluida theme, and the “Powered by” text can be found in the core.php file.
If you’re a beginner, poking around in these files can be dangerous because you can easily break things. So here’s how I discovered the line of text and how I got rid of it safely.
Notepad++ can be downloaded for free. It’s freeware and it’s fantastic. I unzipped everything into a folder after downloading a new, zipped version of my theme.
Notepad++ should now be open.
There’s a Search in Files option under the Search menu. Then type “powered by” (or whatever variation you want), select the directory where you just unzipped the theme, and search. Select this option.
As I previously stated, I discovered it in core.php. It was on line 208, according to Notepad++.
Locate the file (core.php in my case) in WP’s Editor section. Copy everything and paste it into a new Notepad++ document. Line 208 is the place to start.
Don’t get rid of anything. To do so, start the line/s containing the html code for the part of the footer you don’t want with //. Instead, remove the lines you want to hide by commenting them out.
After I added the // to the appropriate lines, this is how mine looks.
These lines include the “powered by” as well as the opening and closing of the WordPress links. The line I left blank is where I want my copyright information to appear.
I hope this information is useful to someone. It’s also crucial not to try to comment out the entire section. This has the potential to break WordPress.
Thank you once more! Thanks to your description of which php file to look for it in and how to comment it out, I didn’t need Notepad! Andrew, thank you so much! This was precisely what I required. I’m using a child theme and have been tinkering with it for quite some time!
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Thank you for your help. I tried it, but it doesn’t appear to work with my Rara Perfect Portfolio theme. There are no hits at all.
I’ve also looked through the files in my C Panel and come up with the same results. If I use Chrome Inspect on the web page, I can see the code, but it appears to be hidden somewhere in the files.
Any suggestions, please?
This isn’t going to help me either. I’d like to use Amadeus, but I can’t get rid of the text. The text is missing from the footer.php file.
Do you have any suggestions?
(additionally, a fantastic tutorial)
I don’t understand half of what’s being said in these answers, and since I’m not a techie, I’d like to be removed from the site entirely.
I don’t believe this feature is available directly from the customization area in all themes?
Great post, by the way.
I’m using the wordpress clear commerce theme. How can I remove the theme credit “Clean Commerce by WEN Themes” from the content?
Please contact your theme developer to find out how to do this safely and without causing your site to break.
Why was the Powered By WordPress link removed? It’s free software, and the very least you can do is promote it if you use it.
It’s extremely beneficial.
It works fine, but I’m hoping it won’t have an impact on the template. Thanks for the information.
There is no way to get rid of the footer in the customizer theme. footer.php is a PHP file that is used to create
Due to the comment limit, I was unable to add the entire footer code.
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In 2017, this is where the credits are.
Is it possible to remove this line and replace it with links to my pricing, terms, and contact pages?
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I know I can because it works, but am I correct in my assumption?
It’s fine to remove the default credits from your WordPress theme’s footer if it works and looks good.