How to Remove the Powered by WordPress Footer Links

Are you looking for a way to remove the powered by WordPress area in your website? Well keep watching in this video I'll show you two methods we recommend you use to remove the powered by WordPress footer links on your site Before we get started we get the question often of is it legal to remove that and yes it is legal

WordPress is an open source platform which means that you can use it and change it up as you want and depending on your theme that you're using this should be very simple most themes nowadays come with the ability for you to be able to remove that in the themes option For instance I'm using Michael Hyatt's get noticed theme here and I'll show you how to do it with this Your theme might look a little different but just dig around and see if you can find the remove part So from the WordPress dashboard let's head down to Appearance, Customize and your theme will look a little bit different but for this theme I'm going down to the copyright area because I know that that's where it's at and I can change the text right here and also I have a credit get noticed theme I can uncheck that and you see my powered by area is gone So that's a very quick and easy way that you can do that

Now if your theme doesn't automatically have an area for you to do that with then there's another way that you can do this and it involves a little bit of digging into some code but I'll show you how to do that next You see down at the bottom of my site we have the footer area of proudly powered by WordPress To remove that we need to connect to our files on our server and we'll be using an FTP client There are several FTP clients that you can use For this video I'll be using FileZilla so you want to head over to Filezilla-project

org and download the one appropriate for your machine Once you install FileZilla this is what it will look like The next thing we want to do is go ahead and add the credentials to access our website So let's head over to File, Site Manager From here we can add a new site

Under host you want to add your website name your FTP credentials should have come to you from your hosting provider via an email or you can also email your hosting provider and ask them for the credentials if you don't know them already Under protocol we'll choose FTP the encryption we want to use explicit FTP over TLS if available That means that it is encrypting the data that is coming from our computer to our website so we want to keep that For a login type we want to use normal next go ahead and add the credentials for your user for the FTP Finally we can rename this and that helps if you have multiple sites

Now I'm going to click connect once it connects you'll see a successful dialog up here you'll also see all of your folders coming over over here After you've connected you want to go to your wp-content area and go to themes The theme that we're working on is 2016 theme and we'll need to adjust the files and we're looking for our footerphp so let's download that Once we download that let's go ahead and open it in a text editor

I'll open it with notepad++ but any text editor will do When we're in there you just want to look for the proudly powered by and this is the whole div that we would want to remove because it's the site info You can either remove this whole piece of code or if you wanted to you could simply go in here and say powered by and then replace this information with something that you'd want For this video we'll just remove this whole bit of code I'll clean it up a little you need to save it and then we will upload it back using the FTP client Once we go back over here and click upload we do need to overwrite and say yes once it's uploaded you can go to your site and you see that the proudly powered by is now gone

So those are two methods that we recommend you use to remove the power by on your WordPress website Did you learn something from today's video? If so subscribe to our YouTube channel and we'll send more helpful tips to help you manage your WordPress website and thanks for watching

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