Remove/Modify footer copyright text (8 posts)

  1. Adam Blythe
    Posted 3 years ago #


    This is really bugging me!

    I can't remove or modify the copyright/footer text at the bottom of my wordpress template! Where is the HTML/code to change it!?

    It certainly isn't in the admin dashboard or in footer.php

    Can anyone help!?

    I am using the theme - Get Stoned

    Any help is much appreciated!

  2. That's a theme that's not GPL'ed and has an encrypted footer.php and should be avoided (avoided as in "like a bad infection").

    We don't support those here. Unless you like hosting other peoples ads on your site, I suggest you get a theme from a reputable source instead.


  3. Adam Blythe
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ah that's a shame.

    Yes I did think it may be encrypted when I looked at footer.php...

    Is there no workaround for this at all then!?

    Could I use my own footer template?

    I guess I could hide it by targeting it's css class using

    .credit {
    visibility: hidden;

    This seems to do the trick.

    Thanks for your help

  4. I'm pretty sure that will hide it from the users view, but Google will still see it and that could be a bad thing.

    Could I use my own footer template?

    I don't know. I usually look at themes like that long enough to establish that they're EVIL and then go do something more productive. ;)

    It's your choice if you want to keep that theme or not, but I wouldn't. You just can't tell what that code is doing and you're assisting dodgy and unethical people by keeping those links.

  5. Adam Blythe
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hah well thanks for the info, I have contacted the website where I downloaded the theme from and asked them a similar question and expressed my concern using the theme...thanks for the heads up.

    Could you please explain why it could be bad for Google to see it???

    Thanks again.

  6. Could you please explain why it could be bad for Google to see it???

    Because it would potentially associate your site with other sites that you hadn't intended or want.

    Take it to the extreme: would you want your site to have links to hardcore [ colorful description self-moderated ]? Or even sites that have malware?

    Without being able to edit the links in the footer, that could easily happen and without your choice. Best to stay away from hosting code that you have no control over.

    Note: once again, it's your call. These are my opinions only. ;)

  7. Adam Blythe
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks again for the heads up!

    As I have used this theme for a client of mine it is really quite a shame. Your information makes a lot of sense and I totally agree with you.

    I will use what I have as a temporary solution for my client and in the very near future replace the content using a theme more reputable.

    Thanks again, I will look a lot more carefully next time before downloading.

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

    Only ever download WordPress Themes from known, trusted sources. Here's why.

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