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Is it allowed and possible to remove "Proudly powered by WordPress." (8 posts)

  1. dmcgilli
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Hello,

    Is it allowed and possible to remove "Proudly powered by WordPress."
    It appears at the bottom of the webpage on the right.
    I`m using the twenty ten WordPress theme.
    If it is allowed can you tell me how to do it?

    Thanks

    Douglas

  2. shinjing
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Hi Dmcgilli,

    about is it allowed or not, i don't know about it, but seems you can do it (like another premium themes at the store, they didn't include this part).

    there is 2 ways to hide the credits for WordPress:

    first, you can edit your style.css and find out this code:

    #site-generator {
    	font-style: italic;
    	position: relative;
            display:none; ----> add this code
    }

    then the second way is by add this code into your custom css:

    #site-generator {
    	display:none !important;
    }
  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Yes, you are allowed to modify the theme however you like :).

  4. dmcgilli
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Hi again,

    Thanks WPyogi
    How do you know that I`m allowed to remove "Proudly powered by WordPress."

    Is there a way of contacting the people who made the theme?

    Thanks

    Douglas

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Because WordPress and all themes on this site (on the themes page) are released under the GPL license - which allows you to modify it - you can read more here: http://wordpress.org/about/license/ .

    You can generally find info about the them in the header section of the style.css file - for twentyten here:

    /*
    Theme Name: Twenty Ten
    Theme URI: http://wordpress.org/
    Description: The 2010 theme for WordPress is stylish, customizable, simple, and readable -- make it yours with a custom menu, header image, and background. Twenty Ten supports six widgetized areas (two in the sidebar, four in the footer) and featured images (thumbnails for gallery posts and custom header images for posts and pages). It includes stylesheets for print and the admin Visual Editor, special styles for posts in the "Asides" and "Gallery" categories, and has an optional one-column page template that removes the sidebar.
    Author: the WordPress team
    Version: 1.3
    License: GNU General Public License
    License URI: license.txt

    It's generally considered good form to maintain some credit there, or if you made changes to the theme, to change it to something like "My theme by Douglas based on twentyten ... "

  6. dmcgilli
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Thanks again,

    If I alter the CSS the way shinjing above suggested.
    Then what happens when I update the theme?
    Will the changes to the CSS file be lost?
    Or will they remain?

    Thanks
    D.

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    You definitely should not modify theme files - because those will be overwritten when the theme is updated - and in this case, when WP is updated (because that's a "default" theme). So you can either add "custom CSS" via a plugin such as JetPack (has a lot of other cool features) or Custom CSS Manager. Then you would just add the second bit of CSS he posted above.

    If you are likely to want to make bigger changes - say to template files, then you'll want to use a Child Theme - and it's much easier to do that now rather than later if your change your mind about it :).

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

  8. shinjing
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Hi Dmcgilli,

    if you won't to loose your work, then you can use a plugin like PC-Custom-CSS or like what WPyogi said (using child theme)

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