How to remove "Powered by.." on blog theme.

by Evita 15 replies
Purchased some blog themes and after installing them they show up with"powered by" link in the footer.

How can I remove this?

Evita
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  • Profile picture of the author KenJ
    You can't for all themes

    For some you edit the relevant page in the theme editor

    often called index.php
    or home.php

    Do not even try it if you are nervous with playing with this stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author Fairuz Talib
    Before removing the link, please double check whether you're allowed to do that or not.

    BTW, to remove the link, edit footer.php in your theme folder, and add
    Code:
    <!--
    before the 'powered by' statement, followed by
    Code:
    -->
    after it.

    Fairuz Talib
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  • Profile picture of the author Evita
    Thanks Fairuz, for your help.

    Evita
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  • Profile picture of the author Evita
    If I buy a WP theme, should it not be spelled out that the condition is I have to have an outbound link on every page?

    I can see if the theme is free, but if I pay for it and it does not say so in the sales pitch, it would be totally not OK to force people to link back to you.

    Am I missing something?

    So, as long as the link is not visible or clickable, will it still bleed pr juice through this link?


    Thanks,

    Evita
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Hello Evita,
      Not all designers allow you to remove their copyright even if you do purchase the design. Unless you purchased exclusive rights most of the time you still must display the link as the copyright still belongs to that designer. You purchased the right to use the design...

      PHP Code:
      <!-- Comment Out Code --> 
      This is how you comment out coding so it is not viewed on the site itself through the browser. Spiders ignore comments and thus the answer to your questions about will it effect anything is, No it will not.

      The designer should have some specifications as to if you are allowed to remove it or not. I would contact the designer and ask before removing it.

      James

      Originally Posted by Evita View Post

      If I buy a WP theme, should it not be spelled out that the condition is I have to have an outbound link on every page?

      I can see if the theme is free, but if I pay for it and it does not say so in the sales pitch, it would be totally not OK to force people to link back to you.

      Am I missing something?

      So, as long as the link is not visible or clickable, will it still bleed pr juice through this link?


      Thanks,

      Evita
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  • Profile picture of the author Solidsnake
    Banned
    If you purchased it you have the right to remove it... edit footer..
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
    I still see some of my stuff being used, robbed, swiped
    altered, etc, all over the net. The people using these
    always seem to manage to remove my link. Its a shame
    they don't do a better job on their sites and blogs.
    T.W.

    Hey, that formating thingy actually works.
    Does anyone know where the setting
    is to correct my grammar?

    Thanks Allen
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    When you hear someone telling you what YOU can't do, they are usually talking about what THEY can't do.
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    • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
      Actually you may not automatically have the right to remove a link even if you paid for a theme. Some theme designers charge a theme price... in addition to a fee to remove branding i.e. the link back to their site.
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  • Profile picture of the author A Chandler SEO
    The deli is always in the details.
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    • Profile picture of the author Teddi77
      I wouldn't mind the link if I could put in a "nofollow" tag. Does anyone know if this is possible with php?
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      • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
        There is a plugin I believe... that will "nofollow" all outbound links in your blog.
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      • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
        Originally Posted by Teddi77 View Post

        I wouldn't mind the link if I could put in a "nofollow" tag. Does anyone know if this is possible with php?
        But you want to use someone elses hard work for your design, why not give credit where credit is due ?

        If you wrote an article and someone posted that article on their blog and removed your resource box would you not be upset ? Yes you would.. Same thing here, the designer spends his time building a design for others so giving them credit seems only right.

        Just my opinon

        James
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
        Originally Posted by Teddi77 View Post

        I wouldn't mind the link if I could put in a "nofollow" tag. Does anyone know if this is possible with php?
        It's HTML no matter what language outputs the HTML. You just edit the link source.

        HTML Code:
        <a href="http://www.example.com">Developer's Site</a>
        ->

        HTML Code:
        <a href="http://www.example.com" rel="nofollow">Developer's Site</a>
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