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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    If you provide a link to your site, we’d be able to see what theme you are using and tell you.

    I have the same question. I’m using twenty eleven. Looked in footer.php and page.php. Thanks for help in advance.

    The powered by WordPress text is located in the footer.php file.

    Remove this block of code:

    <div id="site-generator">
    				<?php do_action( 'twentyeleven_credits' ); ?>
    				<a href="<?php echo esc_url( __( '', 'twentyeleven' ) ); ?>" title="<?php esc_attr_e( 'Semantic Personal Publishing Platform', 'twentyeleven' ); ?>" rel="generator"><?php printf( __( 'Proudly powered by %s', 'twentyeleven' ), 'WordPress' ); ?></a>
    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    <Obligatory warning>
    Keep in mind that when that footer.php file gets updated on the next release of WordPress, you will lose all changes to the files in the /twentyeleven/ directory.

    If you want to keep your changes, either make a copy of the theme into a new folder and give it a different theme name, or create a child theme.

    </Obligatory warning>

    Thank Jan and la for the guidance.

    I am trying to remove the text ‘proudly powered by…’ in the footer but there is hardly any code in footer.php and the code above is not there!
    What’s weird is that I was able to locate and delete this code before in the footer.php but not after I had problems with the site -My site recently went down (so-called white screen of death phenomenon) and the hosting customer services rep reverted my theme to default (without telling me first!).
    Since then, tweaks I used quite happily before are not working at all! I’ve checked it’s the same theme…twenty eleven.
    Any idea if twenty eleven has been updated or something and why I can’t find this footer code anymore? and why other tweaks like changing ‘protected password wording’ are not working?!

    Nope, code is still in the same place in twentyeleven in the footer.php file, so it seems something else is going on. Can you share a url so we can peek at it and look at the source? Also are you sure there isn’t two copies of twentyeleven in your directory and you are looking at the wrong files?

    And for those of you who do not want to delete that chunk of code I shared before you can also just throw this in your CSS:

    #site-generator {

    But, like mentioned above – you’d be better off just creating a child theme for all your changes so that in the future they won’t be overwritten on updates.

    I’ve realised that all the code I can see and access is exactly how I had it before the ‘crash’ (e.g there is hardly any code in footer.php because I had deleted it previously to get rid of the ‘proudly powered by…’ text) but any changes I make to it do nothing to the website!
    Also, when I added my own jpeg as a header image (after the crash) the corresponding code I could access only gave the default image name, not the new header image name, so I can’t, for ex, change header width either. Does it sound like two copies is a possibility?…thing is I don’t know how to look in my directory (I do everything online, i don’t have a local folder or use the wordpress application – I’m using one of those hosters that make it easier) The theme selected under ‘manage themes’ says ‘Twenty Eleven’.
    But the other weird thing is that although it says current theme isTwenty Eleven, the layout and defaults now look exactly like Twenty Ten!!

    I guess to remove ‘proudly powered..’ and make the other changes, I first need to locate the hidden files/theme that is actually generating the site?? (and then create a child theme…?) Apologies for extreme noviceness :/

    Under view source on my home page it said: css style was Twenty Ten…(despite saying current theme was Twenty Eleven in ‘manage themes’)
    So, under manage themes, I then tried to re-install Twenty Eleven, but it said already installed, so I ‘activated’ Twenty Ten and then looked in footer.php and saw the code that you mention above which includes: ( ‘Proudly powered by %s’, ‘twentyeleven’ ), ‘WordPress’ ); ?>
    However, I want to use Twenty Eleven not Twenty Ten, so I re- activated Twenty Eleven, and….WHITE SCREEN OF DEATH 🙁 can’t log in or access my site or admin yet again!

    I had the “white screen of death” yesterday due to some glitch when I was saving changes to a page through the admin panel. I had to go to the MySQL panel and check the database – it found a problem, and I used the “repair database” to fix the problem. Then, my site came back up again.

    Different cause but it might be worth you trying that.

    Thanks, Kimbolini! I’ll try that next time…as I’m sure there’ll be a next time! This time, though, as I didn’t see your post, I just went via the host control panel and did a restore from a week ago and now the site’s back up (as of a week ago). I’m now attempting to make a child theme first to make changes like removing ‘proudly powered by wordpress’ (see above) and to (I hope) prevent losing these changes on upgrades!

    im having a similiar issue except insteading of trying to delete it im trying to just change the text itself? can anybody help me??

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