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Removing footer credits

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    @jdembowski

    Volunteer Mod. & Brute Squad

    Yes.

    Any theme/plugin/software from the WordPress.ORG repositories are fully GPL’ed and you can modify them to your heart’s content.

    What you can’t do is pass other people’s work off as your own. Credit has to be maintained as it’s not your code. You didn’t ask that question but I figured I’d be proactive. 😉

    Im a little confused. you said that i can modify it to my hearts content but you also said that credit has to be maintained

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    @jdembowski

    Volunteer Mod. & Brute Squad

    Sorry, I’m explaining it poorly. Chip Bennett had a great reply that explained it well and I can’t locate it right now…

    I said you can’t pass it off as your own work. You can edit any of the files on that theme. But you can’t present the software as your original work to others, credit has to be maintained.

    In practice that means on your own site you can do as you please. But if you wanted to sell, give away or distribute your modified theme then you can claim credit for your changes but need to also give credit to the original author(s) as well.

    You can modify a theme but you cannot claim that theme was made by you, is that right Jan?

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    Was this it, Jan?

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/custom-template-design/page/2?replies=37 (skip to the end of that thread – LOL!)

    I think this is good too:

    Why WordPress Themes are Derivative of WordPress

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    @jdembowski

    Volunteer Mod. & Brute Squad

    YES! This one! I’m bookmarking it now!

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/custom-template-design/page/2?replies=37#post-4119297

    My WordPress forum colleagues are the best. *wipes tear from eye*

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    *wipes tear from eye*

    [LOL – best laugh I’ve had all day (okay, it’s only 7:25am PDT) but still…gotta agree with that too!]

    Chip Bennett

    @chipbennett

    Theme Review Admin

    When re-distributing a (or distributing a modified) GPL-licensed work, proper attribution must be maintained; however, that attribution is only required to be appropriate to the type of work.

    WordPress Themes are a conglomeration of PHP, HTML, and CSS code. Proper attribution for such code is in the source itself, not in the browser-rendered output of the PHP-parsed version of that code. Generally speaking, for WordPress Themes, such attribution may be found in comments in the style.css file, in the phpDoc header comments in the functions.php file, or in a separate file such as a readme.txt file. Such attribution is appropriate, and meets the letter and spirit/intent of the attribution requirement in the license.

    In other words: you’re not required to maintain public-facing attribution, such as a “credit link”, even up on distribution/re-distribution.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    @jdembowski

    Volunteer Mod. & Brute Squad

    I’m not saying I knew that Chip has a notification filter for posts like this one. But I did know that and I’m not surprised by the prompt reply. 😉

    Edit: Cooly? All fun and games aside, does this answer your question?

    Chip Bennett

    @chipbennett

    Theme Review Admin

    I’m not saying I knew that Chip has a notification filter for posts like this one. But I did know that and I’m not surprised by the prompt reply. 😉

    When the Brute Squad comes calling, I can’t really ignore him. 😉

    yes it does thankyou 🙂

    malik

    @malikmuradovgmailcom

    Could you please let me know how can I remove the credits. I would like to have the copyright information.

    Chip Bennett

    @chipbennett

    Theme Review Admin

    In a Child Theme functions.php file (or in a site functionality Plugin), add the following:

    remove_action( 'contango_footer', 'contango_footer_init' );

    That will remove the current footer credit.

    You’ll also lose the copyright information, including your Theme setting. To restore it, add the following in the same place as above:

    add_action( 'contango_footer', 'custom_contango_footer' );
    function custom_contango_footer() {
    	$contango_options = contango_get_settings();	
    
    	/** Footer Copyright Logic */
    	$contango_copyright_code = '&copy; Copyright '. date( 'Y' ) .' - <a href="'. esc_url( home_url( '/' ) ) .'">'. get_bloginfo( 'name' ) .'</a>';
    	if( $contango_options['contango_copyright_control'] == 1 ) {
    
    		$contango_copyright_code = '&nbsp;';
    		if( ! empty( $contango_options['contango_copyright'] ) ) {
    			$contango_copyright_code = wp_specialchars_decode( $contango_options['contango_copyright'], ENT_QUOTES );
    		}
    
    	}
    }

    Hi. I’m using the free Contango theme for a site, and I’d like to make a custom footer. First of all, I’d like to remove the current footer with the copyright and credits. I tried the suggestion above, but it doesn’t change anything. I tried making a plugin, and I tried inserting it in funcitions.php (contango theme). No luck.

    Any suggestions?

    Chip Bennett

    @chipbennett

    Theme Review Admin

    Hi @tubaplayer, you should post your question directly in the forum for the Contango Theme:
    http://wordpress.org/support/theme/contango

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