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[closed] Removing footer credits (20 posts)

  1. cooly
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are we allowed to remove the credits in the footer?

  2. Yes.

    Any theme/plugin/software from the WordPress.ORG repositories are fully GPL'ed and you can modify them to your heart's content.

    What you can't do is pass other people's work off as your own. Credit has to be maintained as it's not your code. You didn't ask that question but I figured I'd be proactive. ;)

  3. cooly
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Im a little confused. you said that i can modify it to my hearts content but you also said that credit has to be maintained

  4. Sorry, I'm explaining it poorly. Chip Bennett had a great reply that explained it well and I can't locate it right now...

    I said you can't pass it off as your own work. You can edit any of the files on that theme. But you can't present the software as your original work to others, credit has to be maintained.

    In practice that means on your own site you can do as you please. But if you wanted to sell, give away or distribute your modified theme then you can claim credit for your changes but need to also give credit to the original author(s) as well.

  5. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can modify a theme but you cannot claim that theme was made by you, is that right Jan?

  6. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  7. YES! This one! I'm bookmarking it now!

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/custom-template-design/page/2?replies=37#post-4119297

    My WordPress forum colleagues are the best. *wipes tear from eye*

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    *wipes tear from eye*

    [LOL - best laugh I've had all day (okay, it's only 7:25am PDT) but still...gotta agree with that too!]

  9. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When re-distributing a (or distributing a modified) GPL-licensed work, proper attribution must be maintained; however, that attribution is only required to be appropriate to the type of work.

    WordPress Themes are a conglomeration of PHP, HTML, and CSS code. Proper attribution for such code is in the source itself, not in the browser-rendered output of the PHP-parsed version of that code. Generally speaking, for WordPress Themes, such attribution may be found in comments in the style.css file, in the phpDoc header comments in the functions.php file, or in a separate file such as a readme.txt file. Such attribution is appropriate, and meets the letter and spirit/intent of the attribution requirement in the license.

    In other words: you're not required to maintain public-facing attribution, such as a "credit link", even up on distribution/re-distribution.

  10. I'm not saying I knew that Chip has a notification filter for posts like this one. But I did know that and I'm not surprised by the prompt reply. ;)

    Edit: Cooly? All fun and games aside, does this answer your question?

  11. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm not saying I knew that Chip has a notification filter for posts like this one. But I did know that and I'm not surprised by the prompt reply. ;)

    When the Brute Squad comes calling, I can't really ignore him. ;)

  12. cooly
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    yes it does thankyou :)

  13. malik
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Could you please let me know how can I remove the credits. I would like to have the copyright information.

  14. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In a Child Theme functions.php file (or in a site functionality Plugin), add the following:

    remove_action( 'contango_footer', 'contango_footer_init' );

    That will remove the current footer credit.

    You'll also lose the copyright information, including your Theme setting. To restore it, add the following in the same place as above:

    add_action( 'contango_footer', 'custom_contango_footer' );
    function custom_contango_footer() {
    	$contango_options = contango_get_settings();	
    
    	/** Footer Copyright Logic */
    	$contango_copyright_code = '&copy; Copyright '. date( 'Y' ) .' - <a href="'. esc_url( home_url( '/' ) ) .'">'. get_bloginfo( 'name' ) .'</a>';
    	if( $contango_options['contango_copyright_control'] == 1 ) {
    
    		$contango_copyright_code = '&nbsp;';
    		if( ! empty( $contango_options['contango_copyright'] ) ) {
    			$contango_copyright_code = wp_specialchars_decode( $contango_options['contango_copyright'], ENT_QUOTES );
    		}
    
    	}
    }
  15. Tubaplayer
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi. I'm using the free Contango theme for a site, and I'd like to make a custom footer. First of all, I'd like to remove the current footer with the copyright and credits. I tried the suggestion above, but it doesn't change anything. I tried making a plugin, and I tried inserting it in funcitions.php (contango theme). No luck.

    Any suggestions?

  16. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi @Tubaplayer, you should post your question directly in the forum for the Contango Theme:
    http://wordpress.org/support/theme/contango

  17. Tubaplayer
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @Chip, is this not the forum for the Contango theme?

  18. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Yes, it's the correct forum, but since your question is not the same, please start a new thread via the link above.

  19. Tubaplayer
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    In that case I must have been unclear in my first post. I wish to remove the current footer credits. Trying the method suggested above dis not work for me. Any other suggestions?

  20. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

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