I would like to know how someone has managed to create a WordPress template that is forcing the use of footer links by placing them before the <html> tag as a position fixed div on the bottom of the page... ?
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Interestingly if I completely clean out the themes index.php, all the page is gone, except that footer div!
Searching through all the files in the WordPress installation for those keywords doesn't find the perpetuator either. I'm thinking could the theme have added some code outside of the themes directory that would be causing this? any ideas...?