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[resolved] Removing a website from footer.php (14 posts)

  1. Chelle0711
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am using WP-Creativix and all of a sudden I see "little bizzy website management services" at the bottom of my page. I did not authorize, I checked with my web-hosting and told me site was not hi-jacked, but to contact WordPress to remove that text.

    When I tried to remove the code from the editor, it changed the admin theme, so I cant see the admin theme.

    I don't know the code, but it has to do with something in this. Like I said, when I remove what I think needs to be removed it changes it removes my admin tools from the top. Can anyone help??

    Here is my website http://www.chellecaldwell.net

    here's part of the code in question:

    <div class="footer_right">
    
    <ul>
    			<?php wp_nav_menu(array('theme_location'  => 'footer_menu', 'container' => false, 'depth' => 0, 'fallback_cb' => 'wpcx_default_menu')); ?>
    		</ul>
    	</div>
    </div>
    <p class="Chelle Caldwell"><?php bloginfo('name');?></p>
    </div>
    </div>
    <?php wp_footer(); ?>
    </body>
    </html>

    [Moderator Note: Please post code or markup snippets between backticks or use the code button.]

  2. Chelle0711
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. ponner
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You don't have $33 to pay for the full version??

    http://www.littlebizzy.com/plugins/wp-protect/

    If you like the plugin so much why don't you support the developers and get the upgraded one without the footer link??

    Or else stop complaining, as everything in life is NOT free, which apparently too many WordPress users don't understand.

    /soapbox

  4. Chelle0711
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ponner your comment is not welcome.

  5. michael.mariart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    pooner didn't say it in the nicest way, but in essense was right.

    You have the free version of the plugin, and as such, it includes a link back to the developer as a way to express your gratitude to them for allowing you to use their software free of charge.

    You might be able to remove the link by editing the files of the plugin, but there's two issues with that. Sirst, any updates in the future will over-write any changes that you make. Second, the license for that plugin may not allow you to make those sort of changes (you'll need to research that yourself).

  6. Chelle0711
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I can see the forum support isn't as helpful as I would hope. It's too bad WordPress doesn't have a "Contact" for real support. For novices like myself being beraded by mean geeks is counter-productive. Regardless of the Plug-Ins, Free or not. A user should have a choice of what they want seen on their website. I just wanted a clean site.

  7. michael.mariart
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm sorry that you feel that getting a direct answer isn't as helpful as you would hope for... I did try and give you the answers that you were after, as well as pointing out the issues that could be there as well.

    The reason that these systems are free is because it's community support that aids them. If you need real technical support, then you will have to find some company or person that will provide exactly what you want, and you will also have to pay for it.

    As for a clean site, you have a lot of options for that.

    • Use a different theme that doesn;t include any authors links
    • Purchase the commercial version of the theme
    • Purchase a differnt commercial theme and use the support provided with that
    • Modify the theme yourself as I suggested earlier

    It's up to you to decide what you want to do.

    While I do agree that it is up to you what you have on your site, theme and plugin authors also do a lot of work and put up with a lot of "issues" on here and do it all for free. They use the links as thier way to gain some recognition for their work, not to make anyone's life harder. If you look at it from their point of view, how would you feel about soemone using the results of your hard work, and then getting upset with you because you hoped to get some recognition for all of your hard work that you've given away for free?

  8. Chelle0711
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please do not lecture. This topic is closed.

  9. ponner
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Chelle0711, your snobbish replies perfectly illustrate my point.

    Instead of saying "oops, I didn't realize" and contacting the developer and throwing them a few dollars for what you seek, you naively demand more FREE assistance.

    http://www.littlebizzy.com/contact/

    Here is your FREE help. A link. Now go ask the developer for help!

    WordPress is a system, not a customer service website. You need to contact individual developers for help with their product.

  10. This is a WordPress support forum, but we support GPL'ed software. Software covered by the GPL means that users can edit the software and distribute it without restrictions.

    @ponner Please dial it down. The free version of that plugin is hosted on the WordPress plugin repo.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-protect/

    Since it's GPL'ed software and it's here in the WordPress repo, there is 100% nothing wrong with removing the links. Being able to do so is a requirement of GPL'ed software and you can edit the software as you like.

    If you want to disagree with someone that's fine. But consider michael.mariart's reasonable replies as a good model. You can disagree with people without the name calling.

    To disable the footer_links edit wp-protect/wp-protect.php and change line 167 from

    add_action('wp_footer','footer_links');

    To

    // add_action('wp_footer','footer_links');

    And that will disable the footer_links function in that plugin. That comments out the inserted footer links.

    @Chelle0711

    It's too bad WordPress doesn't have a "Contact" for real support.

    This is the support forum for WordPress software staffed by volunteers. It's 100% free and everyone here does this without pay and on their own time.

    If you need support beyond that then consider hiring someone.

  11. Chelle0711
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @micheal.mariart,
    My apologizes for the "please do not lecture remark". Everything you wrote was helpful. I got on the defense with your last paragraph.
    That was my reaction from Ponner's comment, I don't know what I wrote to provoke an attack on me.

    Jan,
    Thank you. I removed the plug-in. Although I liked the plug-in because it protected my photographs from being copied. I was able to submit my website and all my work and future work through the U.S.Copyright office. I am in the process of looking to my web-hosting site to help me manage my site.
    I did not know WordPress was staffed by volunteers without pay.
    I do volunteer work too, but not in the technical field, so I do understand. Nonetheless, I thought the forum was a support forum.
    It doesn't appear to be. Thanks again, have a good day.

    May I request this topic now be closed now that my issue has been resolved.

  12. dharma.arte
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I must tell that I was also surprised by the credit at the bottom of my website. There was no credit before, it appeared with the update with no clear warning on this.

    This page says it clearly: http://www.littlebizzy.com/plugins/wp-protect/ ("Download FREE version with Little Bizzy footer credit")

    This page doesn't: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-protect/ ("Brought to you by the folks at Little Bizzy free of charge! Cheers!")

    Also: adding a credit "little bizzy website management services" is a bit too much for providing a plugin. These websites are not "managed" by that company.

    Although I agree with the basic argument that the developer has the right to add this or that for a free plugin, I think that this coming as a surprise, and the difference between the message on the developer website and on the WordPress plugin page, are not examples of the best "commercial" practices.

  13. Chelle0711
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Now I'm getting hate mail. Thanks WordPress. This Forum is the absolute worse!!!

    A new comment on the post "About Me" is waiting for your approval
    http://www.chellecaldwell.net/?page_id=88

    Author : aehteah (IP: 124.121.192.136 , ppp-124-121-192-136.revip2.asianet.co.th)
    E-mail : eergeh@argarhg.com
    URL    :
    Whois  : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/124.121.192.136
    Comment:
    congratulations u left coast b*tch, now you got the protect plugin banned from wordpress.org u dumbass consumer freeloader

  14. Sorry to hear that. It's just a hurtful comment on your blog, I suggest you mark it as spam and move on.

    As I'm sure you know already, it wasn't you that caused that plugin to be removed from the repo. The plugin's author broke the rules by including a mandatory link. Had the author made the link opt-in instead (meaning the user has to turn it on voluntarily or it does not show at all) then I'm sure that would have been OK.

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