Remove Footer Credit


Remove or replace footer credits (or any text or HTML in page) before page is rendered. With this plugin there is no need to modify code such as footer.php which if done incorrectly can cause your site to break or new theme updates will stomp over your changes requiring you to remove footer credits on each update.

This plugin has very minimal options to keep things simple and easier to use. You enter the text or HTML that you would like to find in one text box and the text or HTML that you would like to replace in another text box (or nothing to remove). Go here to view my step by step tutorial with screenshots and video.

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  • Remove footer credit


  1. From WordPress Admin, go to Plugins -> Add New
  2. Search for plugin “Remove Footer Credit”
  3. Install and Activate
  4. Go to Tools -> Remove Footer Credit
  5. Enter text you would like to change in first text box
  6. Enter text you would like to replace in second text box
  7. Click Save


Excellent Plugin, Brilliant Support

Had some issues getting the plugin to work on my own, so contacted support and the response was quick (20mins), the guidance was clear, easy to follow and more importantly worked.

Great Plugin and Amazing Support

I’d been grappling with trying to remove that pesky footer credit on my blog for hours – it seemed to require CSS and was all very complicated.. Then I found this plugin and managed to remove the footer in two simple steps. When I had a question, their support answered within 10 minutes with a clear and helpful explanation. Can’t recommend this enough for getting your footer area looking clean and professional!

Works Very Well!

For anyone finding that this plugin didn’t work, here’s how I used it:

I used the “view page source” option in my browser, then the “find” function. Once I located the footer text I wanted to remove, I just selected it, replete with its surrounding HTML code (which you’ll see in brackets) – then copied that into my clipboard.

Then I went to this plugin’s settings and pasted the aforementioned code into the “Step 1” form field. You don’t even need to replace that text with anything; you can leave “Step 2” blank and then just hit the “Save” button.

Can’t Believe That Worked…

The theme I am using tries to circumvent users from removing pesky footer credits by using a ‘non-typical’ footer.php file filled with hooks instead regular code. I’m a script kiddy at best so I felt somewhat jaded that all my work removing their demo junk backlinks to their site would drain my precious link juice.

After installing this plugin and doing a quick CTRL+U to find the offending code –
Problem Solved! Two thumbs up and hooray. I will add this plugin to my regular arsenal for sure. Thanks Macho Themes, well done!

I will manually include backlink to your site once I’m done fixing up the rest of my website. Thanks again

It works!

Review Update: this remove footer tool does indeed work…thank you so much, I highly recommend!!!

I installed the plugin and entered txt to remove. But it did not work as the “NewsPortal by MsyteryThemes” footer is still there.

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


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  • minor tweak & version bump


  • Initial release.