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[resolved] Removing WordPress Logo from Footer (10 posts)

  1. Rez
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    how can i remove the wordpress logo (linkback) from the footer? im totally new to wordpress.

  2. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Look for the image/link in the "footer.php" Theme template file.

  3. Rez
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    where is this file located? and how can i edit it?

  4. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    <wordpress root directory>\wp-content\themes\<theme-name>\footer.php

    Use your text editor of choice.

  5. Rez
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    i found it. opened it with note pad, searched for the line powered and found it. but below it says not to delete anything cuz it might hamper the entire website.. if it is possible can you highlight the line that i should delete and paste it here then i can easily delete it. thanks alot

  6. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    it says not to delete anything cuz it might hamper the entire website

    what theme are you using?

    the exact code will be different from theme to theme - and some theme's are 'protected' by their author's against changes to their footer links.

  7. Rez
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    i am using the default 3.1 theme. twentyten

  8. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    do you really want to do this, and not honor the creators of the theme and the software, by simply leaving this link to wordpress in your site?

    then try to remove:

    <a href="<?php echo esc_url( __( 'http://wordpress.org/', 'twentyten' ) ); ?>" title="<?php esc_attr_e( 'Semantic Personal Publishing Platform', 'twentyten' ); ?>" rel="generator"><?php printf( __( 'Proudly powered by %s.', 'twentyten' ), 'WordPress' ); ?></a>

  9. Rez
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thanks alot for the help. i need to do this because i need to make sure my site looks professional.

  10. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    do you really want to do this, and not honor the creators of the theme and the software, by simply leaving this link to wordpress in your site?

    Nonsense. TwentyTen is released under GPL. The end user has every right to modify the Theme in any way whatsoever.

    (The note in question actually refers to removing the HTML-tag markup in the "footer.php" template file. Changing that markup can/will have adverse consequences on the rendering of the site, if such changes result in invalid markup.)

    But I'd do it as a Child Theme, to which is added the modified "footer.php" template file; otherwise, the change will get over-written when TwentyTen is updated in the future.

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