LTK Remove Branding

Description

Use this plugin to remove the WordPress branding present in your website. This is useful for websites intended to be used directly by customers who don’t know / don’t care about what WordPress is.

In these cases, this plugin hides some details and simplifies the user interface in the admin dashboard.

List of features:

  • Removes the WordPress logo from the admin bar.
  • Removes the WordPress logo from the login screen.
  • Removes WordPress version and “Thanks for creating…” message from the admin footer.
  • Hides the help menu on the top right, which points to WordPress.org.
  • Hides the help text on the excerpt box.
  • Removes “WordPress News”, “At a glance” and “Welcome” meta boxes from the dashboard.
  • Removes the update notice in the dashboard.
  • Removes the “generator” meta tag.

Planned features:

Support & contacting us:

Get in touch through WordPress.org: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/ltk-remove-branding

Screenshots

  • WordPress dashboard BEFORE installing the plugin.
  • WordPress dashboard AFTER installing the plugin. Notice missing elements in the four corners.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/ltk-remove-branding directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress and you’re done.

FAQ

Why would I want to remove WordPress branding?

This plugin is not intended for webmasters, but for websites that will be used directly by customers who don’t know or don’t care about what WordPress is. For those people, there is some value in simplifying the interface and hiding some details. That is the main use case for the plugin.

Does it modify anything in my website?

No, it just hides some links, logos and notices that claim the website being WordPress. Visitors would not notice anything different at all, unless they check the HTML code, since generator meta tag is hidden.

Does it hide or disable updates in any way?

No, it just hides the flashy upgrade notices which show on top of the admin pages. Updates will show as usual in the updates page. Since most of the time updates are automatic (or performed by the webmaster, not the customer), we chose not to show those advices.

Reviews

Does what it says

Useful plugin. Does exactly what it says.

Note to dev: you should consider putting some interface for if user want to change these things rather than remove them. For example, user could use the site logo in place of wordpress logo.

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Contributors & Developers

“LTK Remove Branding” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.0

Release date: 2016-03-31

  • The help text in the excerpt box is now hidden
  • We are also hiding WordPress logo in the login screen

1.0.0

Release date: 2016-02-29

  • Initial release