how to get rid of powered by wordpress?

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is there a way to get rid of the powered by wordpress thing at the bottom of the site? i know i can do that with custom sites but is there a why to do it with free themes as well?
#powered #rid #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author nicelife
    Have you looked in the footer PHP file of the theme?

    It's usually just a line that has to be removed there.
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  • Profile picture of the author txconx
    Edit the footer.php file in your theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthewgen
    is there a way to get rid of post dates, author and all that? i just want to show the text i write in there to show up
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  • Profile picture of the author nicelife
    Yeah, you have to edit the Theme here as well and remove the code that generate this information. You will have to find this code and remove it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthewgen
    do you know what the code would look like?
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  • Profile picture of the author gittar1122
    Most of themes have such links mentioned in Footer.php of theme.

    For this purpose you have to go to Themes > Editor > Footer

    From that coding search for words like "powered" "wordpress" and remove that part:
    <a href=xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    </a>

    Don't forget to remove complete <a href></a> tag, whatever inside it, remove it with tags.

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Jdunhin
      It is really not that hard to do. Remove it in footer.php
      In the theme 2012
      HTML Code:
      <?php
      /**
       * The template for displaying the footer.
       *
       * Contains footer content and the closing of the
       * #main and #page div elements.
       *
       * @package WordPress
       * @subpackage Twenty_Twelve
       * @since Twenty Twelve 1.0
       */
      ?>
      	</div><!-- #main .wrapper -->
      	<footer id="colophon" role="contentinfo">
      		<div class="site-info">
      			<?php do_action( 'twentytwelve_credits' ); ?>
      			<a href="<?php echo esc_url( __( 'http://wordpress.org/', 'twentytwelve' ) ); ?>" title="<?php esc_attr_e( 'Semantic Personal Publishing Platform', 'twentytwelve' ); ?>"><?php printf( __( 'Proudly powered by %s', 'twentytwelve' ), 'WordPress' ); ?></a>
      		</div><!-- .site-info -->
      	</footer><!-- #colophon -->
      </div><!-- #page -->
      
      <?php wp_footer(); ?>
      </body>
      </html>
      Remove:
      HTML Code:
       <a href="<?php echo esc_url( __( 'http://wordpress.org/', 'twentytwelve' ) ); ?>" title="<?php esc_attr_e( 'Semantic Personal Publishing Platform', 'twentytwelve' ); ?>"><?php printf( __( 'Proudly powered by %s', 'twentytwelve' ), 'WordPress' ); ?></a>

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  • Profile picture of the author Matthewgen
    Thanks that helps alot
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  • Profile picture of the author Ian Kane
    Matthew, I had the same problem when I first started my website. Luckily, my theme allowed me to remove it from within the Appearance tab settings. Did you already try that?

    --Ian
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  • Profile picture of the author abidasaalim
    You can;t remove it because it is built-in wordpress
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    • Profile picture of the author sprucehill
      Originally Posted by abidasaalim View Post

      You can;t remove it because it is built-in wordpress
      Incorrect. It can be done very easily. See post #7.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketer Matt
    Getting rid of this text depends on the theme. There are 2 basic ways to get rid of it:

    1) Edit your theme settings - Some themes, especially premium ones, often have an option for setting the footer text within the theme options panel somewhere. This is the easiest and cleanest way to solve the issue.
    2) If your theme doesn't give you the option navigate to Appearance > Editor and then look at the footer.php. The link will either be hardcoded in the HTML or it will be in a PHP statement. In either case, you can swap out the link and the text fairly easily. If you need examples, look at Jdunhn's post above.

    If you want to remove them entirely, you can comment out the code in HTML like this

    Code:
    <!--<a href="<?php echo esc_url( __( 'http://wordpress.org/', 'twentyfourteen' ) ); ?>"><?php printf( __( 'Proudly powered by %s', 'twentyfourteen' ), 'WordPress' ); ?></a> -->
    Or if the entire link is generated by a PHP statement, you can simply put two slashes right after the <?php to comment out the line.

    Hope that helps. If you have other questions let me know.
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  • Profile picture of the author FlyingSuccess
    Here is a tutorial I did on how to remove it from the free 2011 theme
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  • Profile picture of the author getbestdesign
    <div class="site-info">
    <?php do_action( 'twentyfourteen_credits' ); ?>
    <a href="<?php echo esc_url( __( 'http://wordpress.org/', 'twentyfourteen' ) ); ?>"><?php printf( __( 'Proudly powered by %s', 'twentyfourteen' ), 'WordPress' ); ?></a>
    </div><!-- .site-info -->
    in the default wp theme (2014), either you remove that or edit according to you, that code is found in footer.php (theme code)
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  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    I am so happy to see that somebody found a three year old thread buried so deep that the OP hasn't posted in two years. Perhaps somebody could email them and tell them there is a solution now.
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