Support » Fixing WordPress » removing footer caused BIG PROBLEM!

  • Our company makes websites for other companies. We used the theme Iris, and personalized it to match the needs of our client. They used it for a few weeks and liked it. Then they noticed there was advertising at the bottom of the footer, so I removed it. Now it’s giving me an error, “This theme is released under creative commons licence, all links in the footer should remain intact”.

    When I edited the footer file, it was in wordpress’s template editing wp-admin section. Now that I have this problem, I’m locked out of wp-admin, so I uploaded the old footer.php file, only to give me the exact same issue. I located the code in the header.php file and removed it and uploaded the changes. Nothing changed on the website.

    Is there some sort of cache files set when you use wordpress’s template editing software, or information being stored in the database that is keeping this old header.php file to be still read?

    To make sure the template files were still being read from the location, I removed all theme folder, and it just removed the website, so it is reading the theme folder where I know its located at.

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  • Where did you get the theme from?

    It sounds like a shady theme to me…. if its not allowing link removal.

    Is there anything in the themes functions.php file (or a file linked from it) which is blocking your edits?

    It sounds like there is something in the theme preventing it from being edited

    Can a theme file affect wp-admin? Or is it more like a global file of some kind? Something like a functions file or a global header file?

    I think the theme comes from

    It is a ‘Free Premium Theme’ whatever that means. I suggest you contact the author through the website

    I just DLd that theme.

    It has a pdf included with it with states all kinds of crap

    @erfg12 you most certainly can affect wp-admin through a theme. You can affect ANYTHING through a theme

    Also, if you plan to run a business using WP, PLEASE learn about proper theme sources, etc. For your own benefit.

    That theme looks shady as heck. They have all sorts of terms and conditions in their theme pdf which they aren’t even allowed to restrict you to by WPs terms

    You must use clean reliable themes for a business!

    I suggest you actually read the PDF that comes with their themes….. It’s pretty outrageous for a WP theme. There is no way you should be providing themes like that to anybody, especially paying customers.

    But to get back to your original question, you will not be able to edit the footer.

    There is a nasty bit of business going on the wp_funcs.php file in that theme.

    I found it. It was in the functions.php file encrypted as rot13. Once I removed it, it said the functions were missing in the header file, so I had to remove the special check functions in both the header and footer.

    It just goes to show you need to be careful where you get your themes from.

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