If you are using the number one content management system (WordPress) then you will surely know about the credit link in footer but if you don’t know how to remove or change it. we will cover the best methods in details to do it.
When you install WordPress for the first time you will see in the footer of the theme a “proudly powered by WordPress” credit link. In this tutorial, we will learn different ways to remove proudly powered by WordPress link from footer area.
Can we remove the Credit link from WordPress theme (Is it Legal)?
Many WordPress users have this question that is it legal to remove it. First of all wordpress is a free open source Content Management system (CMS) and is release with GPL license. We can change it to anything as per our requirements.
If you are using a personal website, then it will not be a big issue if you don’t remove it but if you are going to developed or designed a website for your clients or business then it a good idea to change it according to your need. Some developers or user did not remove it and also add a designed and developed by XYZ line.
Methods to Remove Proudly Powered by WordPress Footer Credit Link
There are many ways to get rid of or change the proudly powered by WordPress link form Footer, but we will look to the correct method which will cause no harm to our website SEO.
1) Change from theme customizes option method
This is one of the easy ways to remove footer credit link. The themes setting option is available at a different place in different themes.
First go to theme customize option from the dashboard under the appearance menu.
Appearance >> customize
In customize panel find the footer option and change the credit link as per your requirement.
2) Change from theme setting/option method
Some of the advance themes provide theme options from where you can change the different setting of WordPress theme. Find footer section in you theme setting or option and check the credit link there and change it.
If there is no option available in the above two methods so don’t worry. We have the other method too.
3) Change from the theme file code Method
We can also change it from the theme files footer.php code.
Go to WordPress dashboard and under the appearance menu click on editor. Here new windows with the theme files will be open. Search and click on the footer.php file and find the footer credit link proudly powered by WordPress link and change it.
Login to your Hosting Cpanel accounts and go to file manager. Open the footer.php file in your theme files. It will be in public_html/wp-content/themes/yourtheme/footer.php
Write click on file and click edit and check the following lines of codes and change it according to your need.
You can change the URL and proudly powered by according to your requirements.
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Removing through CSS Methods (Alert Don’t do this)
There are many guides on YouTube and different articles on the internet in which they discuss the method of removing footer link through CSS methods. First of all don’t do this method. It will effect your website ranking and SEO.
As this method is easy, we just paste the following code to hide the credit link. But this method is dangerous from site SEO point of view so be careful and don’t do this method.
Always change the proudly powered by WordPress footer credit link from your client website as it do not look professional.
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