WEBFI-WordPress-How to Remove the Powered by WordPress Footer Links

Do you want to remove the Powered by WordPress link from your site’s footer? We’ve had many questions about removing this from your site as it is normally added in most WordPress themes but what is involved in removing it or if you are allowed to remove it. In this video, we will show you how to remove the powered by WordPress footer links from your site.


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Many themes use the footer area to display the “Proudly powered by WordPress” link and it is legal to remove this from your site. WordPress is free and is under the GPL license which allows you to use, modify, and redistribute WordPress.

Before digging into the code of your specific theme, check your theme customization options as well as your theme’s documentation. Some theme authors have started giving the option to remove the Powered by WordPress link in these areas for this specific reason.

Should your theme not have a built-in option to remove the Powered by WordPress footer links then we will need to edit your footer.php file. To get there we will use the FTP program FileZilla. If you do not know how to use FTP you would want to take a look at our article:

Go under wp-content, themes, and then the folder that has the name of your theme in the file manager and we want to download the footer.php file to edit. To edit the file in the video we used the program Notepad++ found on the site:

In the footer.php file, you want to find the section where there is the text ‘Proudly powered by’ in between a div and a div with a forward slash in front of it. You can either change the text or fully remove the div to remove the powered by. If you are not comfortable removing the code you would want to reach out to your specific theme’s support and they should be able to assist.

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  • Amit Biswas on April 2, 2018


    Which I know

  • Dipak Parmar on April 2, 2018

    Your formalism is my motivation

  • astucesmultiples on April 2, 2018

    thanks for all!

  • versus on April 2, 2018


  • Crossing Footprints on April 3, 2018

    But won't the WordPress footer come back when the theme updates?

  • Website Editing on April 5, 2018

    I designed my Website using wordpress… But now i want to create subdomain for every page …like..
    In wordpress how i can create?

  • AJK on April 6, 2018

    Can I make another WordPress website to practice on without paying for hosting and domain registration

  • AJK on April 6, 2018

    How can I get rid of the Home at the start of my home page it’s under my slider

  • Dave Connolly on April 6, 2018

    Infinite Photography Theme has hidden this code, this method is not working for me

  • freddie wahter on April 18, 2018

    I'm having troubles with the FTP portion of the video. Does wordpress provide an FTP login if you're hosting on via their site?

  • bvowens on April 18, 2018

    Very good tutorial – thanks. Can I also add that there is a third method you need to know for some theme companies. Imagely themes have their footer info, not in a 'footer.php' but in the "functions.php" file. The same thing applies – just download the file, open in a text editor and comment-out (using /* and */ top and tail) or delete the footer info then upload again to the site.
    Thanks again for the informative video.

  • Ali Uddin on May 10, 2018

    I dont understand why you went thru all that trouble with the FTP when you can easily edit the footer.php in WordPress itself? Did i miss something?

  • Ahmed Ibrahim on June 14, 2018

    it says "could not connect to server, connection time out" i'm using fileZilla

  • Deep Official on July 31, 2018

    Thanks bro I appreciate you I m searching this is…

  • NEWS TODAY on September 14, 2018


  • ms_1029 on March 4, 2019

    Hello, I followed until finding the footer file in the folder. When I tried to download it, it failed. What do I do now?

  • Larissa Neu2020 on April 8, 2019


  • HiTimeNZ on May 17, 2019

    Won't changes to the theme footer.php get overwritten when the theme has an update, and you install it?
    I know that one way to nicely get around that, is to create a child-theme, and then have a custom footer.php (which, obviously, will never get overwritten).

  • Th3 Technologies on June 15, 2019

    sorry but i don't find the copyright area in my customize

  • king 17 on June 19, 2019


  • Team Vardaan on August 2, 2019

    Can we also change footer.php by go to cpanel of our website in which file manager option do this ..

  • Praveen Gosain on December 15, 2019

    For my website I have installed Attesa theme. I am unable to remove theme recommendation from footer. Kindly help

  • francois pro on January 23, 2020

    not in footer ! I want to remove MicrojobEngine – Powered by WordPress people received email when they registered stating MicrojobEngine – Powered by WordPress. please how to remove ?

  • masudbcl on May 31, 2020

    Thanks a lot. Gorgeous tutorial. Got benefit. I have used footer.php menu.

  • Muhammad Shafay Qureshi on July 3, 2020


  • Dear Knowledge on July 31, 2020

    There are 2 more methods too:
    1) You can either directly go to that coding side of that theme in the back end of WordPress and delete that footer section where there's proudly powered by WordPress is….

    2) you can either install a plugin named "remove proudly powered by WordPress" and activate it and proudly powered by WordPress will be removed (But that plugin only works with few themes, they might have added more themes too) but plugin method is the safe method

  • Santiago Uzzi on September 1, 2020

    hello am having some difficulties if perhaps can help?

  • Rajeev Raghu on September 18, 2020

    unable to remove by this method,can we use any plugin?

  • Sweet tv home on October 28, 2020

    Thank you that's gr8

  • Arzo islam on December 21, 2020

    i love you mem

  • OFFICIAL PUTIN G on January 19, 2021

    When you open site , on top WordPress logo is displayed..
    Pls visit this
    Please help to get rid of this logo..I am tired of seeing this

  • Ascent Systems on February 18, 2021

    How do I remove Zerif logo from the header?

  • Zerq on March 31, 2021

    I am using the looper theme and there isn't the option to removing in the customization thing and I couldn't find the text in the php files, what should I do?

  • omar sheriff on June 2, 2021

    Worked for me.
    Thumbs up all the way

  • TimeWisely on June 25, 2021

    Be advised, some themes put their stuff in a function. Meaning, you have to dig deeper and modify the functions itself, which is a lot more risky. I had to go into my theme's functions and delete something that said to basically load the wordpress admin bar, alongside the the made with wordpress and credit to their theme. I read the license for their theme, that was also in the same license as wordpress, so i deleted their credit. But yeah to those who can't figure it out: You have to mess with the function files, if the only thing in your footer is a php function.

  • usman siddique on September 10, 2021

    Thanks for the video.

  • Daniel Frank on November 29, 2021

    My dog shit theme litereally requires you to purchase Calibri pro to change the text in the footer. Go fuck yourself

  • Qaiser Abbas on January 26, 2022

    it's awesome . thanks you

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