How To Remove Proudly Powered by WordPress from Footer Links

Are you looking for how to remove proudly powered by wordpress footer links then no worries the search is over becuase here I am going to show you not only how to remove the powered by wordpress footer credit links but also I will show you how you can add your own customer footer links so that you can show your very own custom footer links to your readers.

Whenever you download a wordpress theme from wordpress.org then you will see that in your blog or website footer there is a credit link like “Proudly Powered by WordPress” which does not look professional and many bloggers and website owners don’t want to show that credit link, hide them or just want to delete them completely.

For many bloggers it will be easy but for beginners who have just launched their new wordpress blog for the first time they will find it hard to figure out how to get rid of the footer links. No matter you are using twenty seventeen, twenty sixteen, twenty fifteen, twenty fourteen, twenty thirteen, twenty twelve, twenty eleven or twenty ten this tricks will work for all and you can easily get rid of this footer credit links.

Not only that I will show you how you can add your own blog or website links in the footer of your WordPress themes. So without wasting any time lets see how we can do this.

How To Remove Proudly Powered by WordPress From Footer Links

How To Remove Proudly Powered by WordPress from Footer

Note – Before making any changes to your wordpress themes make sure to backup your files in this case we will edit footer.php or css.php so simply copy the code and save it in a notepad file so that if any thing goes wrong then you can restore it easily.

  1. Login to your WordPress dashboard
  2. Head over to Appearance then Click on Editor
  3. Find style.css file and click on it.
  4. In that file press CTRL + F and find this line “<div class=”site-info”>” Note that some themes might use different codes. For demo purpost I am using twently twelve theme which is very popular wordpress theme
  5. In this case the code looks like below

Remove footer links wordpress

Now you can just remove the code between the tags <div class=”site-info”> and </div><!– .site-info –> and Hit the Update file button.

Now go back to your wordpress blog and hit refresh boom! Now it no longer showing powered by wordpress footer links.

Second Method To Remove Proudly Powered by WordPress From Footer

Now this one is really easily and for beginners it will be a very easy job and you can easily hide the wordpress footer credit links.

But note that this method does not completely removes the link from your WordPress theme it simply hides it and will be not visible to your visitors nor you while surfing your blog or website.

If you want to get rid then follow the first method and if you just want to hide it and keep the wordpress footer links then this will work like a charm. So let’s see how we can do this.

Now there are 2 ways by which you can edit your style.css file one by clicking on Appearance >> Customise then Additional CSS and other by directly editing style.css file.

I personally find the first method because it’s very easy.

You just have to copy the below mentoned code and paste in your Additonal CSS box as shown below

.site-info {
display : none;
}

And Hit Save!

This tricks works for all the themes from wordpress.org no matter you are using twenty seventeen, twenty sixteen, twenty fifteen, twenty fourteen, twenty thirteen, twenty twelve, twenty eleven or twenty ten.

Other way is to directly edit the style.css file

Just find the style.css file in your wordpress theme editor and paste the above code at the end of the file and click Update File. That’s it now

Now you have successfuly hidden the footer credit links.

Alright then, so you have successfully removed the proudly powered by wordpress from footer now you must be thinking that how can I add my own custom footer credit link which will include my own webiste or blog links.

Then in this case no worries it’s very simple you just have to follow the below instruction and it will be done!

How To Add Custom Footer Links In WordPress Footer

You again have to go in your footer.php file and the code which you deleted you just have to replace that code with the below mentioned code.

<center> Copyright 2017 By <a href="Your Blog Site URL"> Your Blog Site Name </a> </center>

Click on Update file that’s it.

Go to your blog or website and hit refresh and now you can see that you have successfully added your own custom footer links in your WordPress blog.

Over to You

So this was how to remove proudly powered by wordpress from footer and I hope that this trick will work for you and if you have any question then feel free to ask me in the comment section. Also don’t forget to share thi with others so that they can also do this and make their wordpress blog look more professional.

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Rohit Singh

Hi my name is Rohit Singh owner of bloggingtipsandtricks.com. I am a full time Blogger, Entrepreneur, SEO Geek and love to share blogging tips, SEO tips and help others to make money online.

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