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Removing "powered by wordpress" doesn't work (8 posts)

  1. Tonmeister
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi there,

    I tried to remove the "powered by wordpress" line on my website www . sebastianwolff . de running on 3.5.1 using the origami theme. I inserted

    #site-generator {
    display: none;
    }

    in style.css which doesn't make any chances even after refrshing my browser with F5. I have no knowledge about coding - I found this in a forum.
    Also for some reason the copyright line is not centered. Any idea how to change it back to center?
    Many thanks in advance,

    Sebastian

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    CSS code is totally theme and site specific, so no, it would not likely work.

    That's not a valid URL...this site [link removed] (dot) info/ is using twentytwelve. ??

  3. Tonmeister
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK, I didn't know that.

    I know it's invalid i inserted spaces - I though maybe in this way google won't track this comment and show it in connection to my page. The country ending is .DE - the .INFO one is another page - that guy has the same name as me.

    Thanks

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This CSS should work:

    #footer .designed {
        display: none;
    }

    BUT, are you modifying theme files? If so, your changes will be overwritten and lost when the theme is updated. You should instead be using a Child Theme or custom CSS option/plugin (for CSS only - if you need to modify other theme files, you need a child theme).

  5. Tonmeister
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Perfect, that worked! :-) Thanks a lot! I pasted it into custom CSS. Still the copyright is not centered for whatever reason, but ok.

    Are the themes updated automatically and my code is overwritten even when I don't touch my site and don't make any updates myself? I am a wordpress beginner - 4 weeks ago I had no clue how a ftp upload works. I don't think I'll be able to build the child theme. Looks too complicated to me right now... :-/

  6. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you making changes to theme files (not custom CSS or theme options in your dashboard)? Those are the ones you should not be doing except in a child theme.

    Where are you entering the copyright? Was that a edit to the footer.php file?

  7. Tonmeister
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Mhh I am not sure - the changes I made were to those files found under "edit". Basically footer.php, header.php, page.php and style css.
    I should not be doing changes here because it's not allowed or because my changes might get overwritten by an automatic update? Sorry for my naive questions - this is really something I don't understand at all...

    The copyright is entered in theme settings - actually I just deleted it, I can live with that solution. Doesn't really make sense is this case to use it anyway... ;-)

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your questions are fine :). That's what we (try) to do here!

    Yes, the overwritten thing -- anything is "allowed" -- at least if you are using a decent theme (some spammy/corrupt theme developers try to keep people from modifying their themes).

    If you are changing .php files, you really should be using a child theme: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    That way, you can change anything you want and still make updates - which are important to do since they may involve security / compatibility issues.

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