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How to remove the copyright and weblinks that are floating around on all pages. (7 posts)

  1. marchelle_mmm
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have been going crazy trying to find the code for the copyright on my site for the past three days. I am sure it is right in front of me somewhere. I have looked everywhere! The footer.php, styles.css, page.php, pagetemplate.php and nothing! Can someone please help me?

    Theme is: "Zen"
    Site URL is: http://karenlovelien.com/

    Thanks!
    Marchelle

  2. marchelle_mmm
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Let me rephrase that! How do I remove the bottom bar that shows the copyright, what theme I am using, etc.

  3. Devin Price
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Karen. Looks like you are using a bad theme. There's likely encoded source that makes those links difficult to remove.

    I'd disable it and read this: http://wpmu.org/why-you-should-never-search-for-free-wordpress-themes-in-google-or-anywhere-else/

    There's good themes in the WordPress repo, or you can buy one from a reputable commercial theme company: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/commercial/

  4. marchelle_mmm
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well it is a really old theme. We purchased it maybe 2 years ago and I am finally getting around to using it. I wonder if I could get credit for it since we never used it and maybe even exchange it for another. She purchased it from Theme Forest so I think that is a pretty good source so I am not to worried about security. Or should I be?

    So you are saying that there is no way to remove the copyright at all? I'd like to see if anyone else has any answers. Thank you for quick response but I'd like to see if anyone else might be able to help me.

    Thanks again!
    Marchelle

  5. inderjeets
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you have actions.php file, you can change there or change its color and match it with background in css.

    I found this CSS code through Firebug.
    a {
    color: #BC1E1E;
    text-decoration: none;
    }

    You can change it in CSS file.

    Rocky!
    http://wikitop5.com/

  6. Devin Price
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Unless you specifically put Laptops, Data recovery, Antivirus software links somewhere, either your theme has embedded spam, or it was hacked.

    TwentyTen, the default theme, gives you an option to upload a header and change the background. That might be a good option.

  7. marchelle_mmm
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for your help! I will try Inderjeets option first. It seems like a rather daunting task to try a new theme after all the work I put into the theme I currently have. I am still very new to WordPress. But so far I am really enjoying it, just trying to get over the learning curve is a pain!

    Devin, do you have any other links on the subject of embedded spam and hacked themes. I really hope this isn't the case! I will go ahead and start over with a new theme on my local server for now, I will try twentyte. Since this was a 4 day rush project for a client who needed to make a contest deadline, I used a theme that she already liked so I'm kind of stick with this one live for now :(

    Thanks again for your help guys!

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