How to Remove Footer Credit Link In WordPress Themes

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Worlds No.1 content management system (CMS) WordPress has plenty of free themes in the respiratory. From blogging to e-commerce, static to versatile it has every solution. There are awesome and professional looking themes you can use right away with just a few simple clicks. These themes come under the GPU license which means anyone can use it for commercial and personal uses.

You might have noticed that there is footer credit section; almost every professional websites has it. Now the question is some of the free themes come with an option to change the footer credit section, however, most of the times it doesn’t have the option to change the footer credit link. Well in paid themes developers will surely provide the option to change the footer credit link.

Now if you are using one of the free themes, how you’ll change it, nothing to worry. I have come up with some of the awesome plugins and tricks which you can use right away to change the footer credit link on your website.
The first method is with the help WordPress plugin which is also free. And another method is by editing the theme code section. Both of the methods are easy; just follow the steps.

Remove Footer Credit Link Using Plugin

You’ll find plenty of plugins out there to remove footer credit, but particularly this plugin is what I find very easy and takes few seconds to set. You need to download and install the remove footer credit plugin. And edit the footer credit section settings given in the plugin.

Download remove footer credit plugin.

Remove Footer Credit Link by Editing Code Section

Another easy method to remove footer credit link is to change the footer.php file. To do that you’ll need to access your Cpenal and go to the theme directory. You can also use the FileZilla client to access the file manager of your website.
Once you have the access to your files go to the themes folder and open the theme files which you have installed.
Now look for the footer.php file and open the file. After that remove the line of code similar to the given below.

<div class=”site-info”>
* Fires before the twentysixteen footer text for footer customization.
* @since Twenty Sixteen 1.0
do_action( ‘twentysixteen_credits’ );
<span class=”site-title”><a href=”<?php echo esc_url( home_url( ‘/’ ) ); ?>” rel=”home”><?php bloginfo( ‘name’ ); ?></a></span>
<a href=”<?php echo esc_url( __( ‘’, ‘twentysixteen’ ) ); ?>”><?php printf( __( ‘Proudly powered by %s’, ‘twentysixteen’ ), ‘WordPress’ ); ?></a>
</div><!– .site-info –>

Now save the file. Note before performing the operation do backup your website so that if anything goes wrong you can have it back again.

Remove footer credit link by CSS method

There is also another easy method to remove the footer credit link. You can hide the footer credit link by editing your custom CSS style.
To do that
Go to the Appearance > Customize
And then go to the additional CSS section on the bottom
Copy and paste the code given below.

.site-info { display: none; }

Save and publish.

I hope you find the tutorial to remove the footer credit link useful if you have any issue regarding the topic, please feel free to ask me. Thank you.