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    I used Theme Companion to put text into my footer area on the very bottom left, but removed it once I realized I could use the same text in the footer widget area. The problem is, the text has not been removed and I cannot locate it anywhere in my style.css.

    Using Firebug, I can see that it’s located here:

    <div id="footer" role="contentinfo">
    <a href="">Shift+Space </a>

    But I’m still unable to find where to remove it on my style sheet.


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  • Which text you would like to remove from your footer?

    This portion:

    <a href="">Shift+Space </a>


    Check if it is hardcoded in the footer file footer.php. Such file can be found in the theme directory (/wp-content/themes/).

    If it is there, simply delete it.

    It is nowhere in the footer.php file.

    as this is the area of the ‘wp_footer()’ action hook, check possibly functions.php of your theme, if you have used some ‘add_action()’ to ‘wp_footer’ … or a plugin (?)


    It was added using a plugin (Theme Companion). Even when deactivating this plugin, the text remains.

    I did not see anything in the functions.php either…

    Very strange. There are 2 options here:

    1. Search for the text “Shift+Space” in the theme directory files

    2. Search for the same text in the database to see if it is being generated dynamically by a plugin or so.

    pardon the ignorance, but where would I locate the theme directory files and database to search for the text?

    No worries.

    The Theme files can be found in the /wp-content/themes/ directory. Each theme has it’s own directory name.

    You can use FTP ( to connect to the website, download the theme files and search through them.

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