Remove Powered by WordPress Footer Link
Do you want to remove powered by WordPress footer link?
If you are using a default theme then you might have noticed “proudly powered by WordPress” message in the footer area. Some free theme also comes with a credit link along with the message. It’s highly unprofessional to display this text in your business or personal website.
In this article, we’ll cover how to remove powered by WordPress footer link from your website.
Why you must Remove the Footer Credit Link
The “proudly powered by WordPress” footer message advertises WordPress. Similarly, the credit text gives credit to the theme developer. The footer link has a negative impact on your site’s SEO. Search Engine like Google and Yahoo devalues the footer link. Needless to say, powered by WordPress footer link makes your site look unprofessional as well as affects your traffic. That is why you must remove the footer credit link from your WordPress website.
Having said that, let’s start:-
Remove Powered by WordPress footer link
It’s very easy to remove the footer link if you know where to look. Although there are many ways to remove the footer message link, the exact method depends on the theme you are using. We recommend you the following two options to remove the footer credit link.
- Remove footer credit link from customizer
- Remove footer credit link from the footer.php
- Remove the Credit Text using Plugin
Remove Footer Credit Link from customizer
Some good quality theme provides an easy option to remove the footer credit message using customizer. The customization setting may vary from theme to theme. However, the first step is the same for all themes. Hence, go to the Appearance>>Customizer. You will be taken to the theme customizer where you can find the footer settings. You can either remove footer credit or modify it as you see fit. In order to remove the footer credit link, you’ll have to leave the copyright text box absolutely empty.
For example, The Yaatra theme from codevibrant allows users to remove powered by WordPress footer link as well as modify it as shown in the image.
Note: This option is available only in the premium theme.
Remove the Footer Credit Link from the Footer.php
If your theme doesn’t allow you to customize the footer credit message, then your only option is to edit it from the footer.php.
- Navigate to the Appearance>>Theme Editor.
- Click on the file name Theme Footer(footer.php) from the right-hand panel to open it.
- Simply search for footer credit text “ powered by WordPress”. Then delete the code from the footer.php.
- Finally, click on the update button to save the changes.
That’s all you have successfully removed the powered by WordPress footer link from your site.
Hide the Footer Credit Link using CSS.
We do not recommend to hide powered by WordPress footer link using CSS because it is a not good from the point view of SEO to hide the footer link. However, you can still use in case other method didn’t work as this method works in every theme.
In order to hide credit link using CSS, go to Appearance >> Customize >> Additional CSS. Then, copy-paste the following code and click on the publish button.
Remove the Credit Text using Plugin
Removing the powered by WordPress footer link by using the plugin is quite easy. All you have to do is install a plugin called Remove Footer Credit. It easily removes the specific code from the footer.
If you have any queries write to us in the comments below.