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[resolved] Footer link and copyright (7 posts)

  1. Cinziasart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,
    Can I hide the footer of the theme (including link to your company) in my css (with the "footer#footer .colophon {display: none;
    }). Or would this be in violation of copyright?
    Thank you,
    Cinzia

  2. rdellconsulting
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think you'll find we all do that ;)

    Good question though, and Nic's response would be helpful on this.

    I think the answer lies in the software being 'Open Source' so not expecting it to be a problem.

    Nic might appreciate a Donation!

  3. Cinziasart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the prompt answer, rdellconsulting :-)

  4. ElectricFeet
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The issue with credits is where do you stop? You credit the theme author. Then you credit WordPress. And then you credit the authors of the Apache server it's running on. And Linux, which Apache runs on. Then there's all the plugin authors...

    All open source, all free, and all creditable---and credited in the source code, where you should not change copyright/license info. But credit them all in your footers and your footer widgets will fall over :-)

    In the end it's a personal decision, I think. On a personal site, I would probably leave the credits. On a commercial site, it's not always appropriate.

    My approach in any case is to try and give back equal to what I've taken. For example, helping on the forum or making donations (of money or in kind).

  5. Cinziasart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the detailed reply, ElectricFeet.

  6. nikeo
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @cinziasart : nothing more to say @EF and @Rdell gave you perfect answers

  7. Cinziasart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for taking the time to answer @nikeo! And THANKS SO MUCH for this awesome theme!!! :-)

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