Remove footer credit “Proudly powered by WordPress” from wordpress theme

Everyone loves to start their blog on WordPress the No 1 content management system (CMS). It’s not only open source and free to use but also offers a number of free themes, and plugins for customization. Whenever you install any of the free WordPress themes you may notice on the footer area displays the “Proudly powered by WordPress” link. Also, many theme developers change it and add their own credits. But there is no option for users to remove or change the “Proudly powered by WordPress” link on theme settings.

But if you’re building a site for a business or for your client, keeping the text “Proudly powered by WordPress” looks unprofessional. And changing it will benefit you, here this post How to Remove Powered by WordPress Footer Links in your theme.

Remove footer credit from WordPress theme

Note: WordPress is a free Content Management System released under GPL license. Any WordPress themes that you download from the WordPress directory are released under GPL license absolutely legal to remove the footer credits link. And you have full rights to do what you want to do with your website.

Adding simple CSS code

You can easily remove Footer credit from the WordPress theme by adding simple CSS code, here follow the steps below.

  • First of all login to the WP dashboard,
  • select Appearance then Customize,
  • Move to Additional CSS at the bottom of the menu.
  • And paste following CSS code there.

/*Remove Powered by WordPress Footer Links*/

.site-info {



Custom CSS for removing footer credits

Modify Footer.php

  • Login to your WordPress dashboard
  • Scroll over ‘Appearance’ and then click on the ‘Editor’ menu
  • Look for the Theme Footer file (footer.php) on the right side, and select it.
  • Find the PHP code “get_template_part( ‘template-parts/footer/site’, ‘info’ );” and remove it
  • Press the Update File button.

Modify Footer php

Some themes do not have the option to remove or modify footer credits from WordPress admin. At such instance, you can try the site-info.php code.

  • Log in to the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Click on Appearance >>  Editor.
  • Next, click on the Footer link to edit the site-info.php page.
  • Now, Find the code that displays the footer text at the bottom.
  • Remove the code and click the Update File button.

Now, your footer will show the text you placed in the site-info.php code.

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