If you use the most popular content management system (WordPress), you are probably aware of the credit link in the footer, but you may not know how to remove or replace it. We’ll go over the best ways to do it in detail.
When you initially install WordPress, you’ll notice a credit link in the theme’s footer that says “proudly powered by WordPress.”
In this tutorial, we’ll look at a few possible methods for removing the proudly powered by WordPress link from the footer.
Can we remove the Credit link from WordPress theme (Is it Legal)?
Is it legal to remove it? This is a question that many WordPress users have.
To begin with, WordPress is a free open source Content Management System (CMS) that is released under the GNU General Public License. We can transform it to whatever we want based on our needs.
If you are using a personal website, it will not be a problem if you do not delete it; but, if you are developing or designing a website for your clients or business, it is a good idea to update it to suit your needs.
Some developers or users did not remove it and instead added a line that reads “designed and produced by XYZ.”
There are a number of ways to remove or replace the proudly powered by WordPress link from the footer, but we’ll use the correct strategy that won’t impact our website’s SEO.
1) Change from theme customizes option method
This is one of the easy ways to remove footer credit link. The themes setting option is available at a different place in different themes.
First go to theme customize option from the dashboard under the appearance menu.
Appearance >> customize
In customize panel find the footer option and change the credit link as per your requirement.
2) Change from theme setting/option method
Some of the advance themes provide theme options from where you can change the different setting of WordPress theme.
Find footer section in you theme setting or option and check the credit link there and change it.
If there is no option available in the above two methods so don’t worry. We have the other method too.
3) Change from the theme file code Method
We can also change it from the theme files footer.php code.
Go to WordPress dashboard and under the appearance menu click on editor.
Here new windows with the theme files will be open. Search and click on the footer.php file and find the footer credit link proudly powered by WordPress link and change it.
Login to your Hosting Cpanel accounts and go to file manager.
Open the footer.php file in your theme files.
It will be in public_html/wp-content/themes/yourtheme/footer.php
Write click on file and click edit and check the following lines of codes and change it according to your need.
You can change the URL and proudly powered by according to your requirements.
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Removing through CSS Methods (Alert Don’t do this)
There are many guides on YouTube and different articles on the internet in which they discuss the method of removing footer link through CSS methods.
First of all don’t do this method. It will effect your website ranking and SEO.
As this method is easy, we just paste the following code to hide the credit link.
But this method is dangerous from site SEO point of view so be careful and don’t do this method.
We believe that with the help of this tutorial you have been able to change the proudly powered by WordPress footer credit link on your website as soon as possible because it does not appear professional.
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