How To Remove The Powered By WordPress and Customize Your Footer

How To Remove The Powered By WordPress and Customize Your Footer

 

How To Remove The Powered By WordPress and Customize Your Footer

Learn How To Remove The Powered By WordPress and Customize Your FooterIn this specific video I’m going to show you how to remove the “powered by WordPress” words that are at the bottom of your WordPress site and customize your footer.

So let’s go ahead and get started. The first thing you’ll need to do is simply go to your WordPress Dashboard. Now before I show you how to edit the footer, fi we go to the actual site here you’ll notice that on the very bottom here it says “proudly powered by WordPress.” so I’m going to show you how to remove that and add your own company name right here.

To do this you’re going to go to Appearance and Editor. Now for some of you, you’ll be able to automatically update and edit these files. If you are unable to do this, and you click on Footer here, you will need to make this specific file writeable. And the way you do that is to login to your FTP program, login to your website, and locate your WordPress theme files. Go under “wp-content” go under Themes, find the specific theme, and in the main root folder you’re going to find that specific file that’s “footer.php” if you change the file permissions to “777” you’ll be able to edit that file.

Now in this specific “footer.php” file, the location of the “proudly powered by WordPress” is right here. Now if we go to the Live site, you can notice that this is a clickable link. So basically this right here is the actual code, if we remove this, this stuff on the front page will disappear. Now feel free to pause this video if you need to look for the code, and make sure that you have seen this exact piece of code.

Now if you want to make this link clickable, like a hyperlinked link, then you’ll basically need to follow the basic html code; but if you simply want to make it so it just has your company name – like for example, “Copyright 2011 YourCompanyName.com” you could simply replace that code that I highlighted. And click on Update File, and if you go back to the main site, you can see it has been replaced with that information.

Now if you want to make it clickable, you can make it clickable. You would just have to go back here, and create a hyperlink, which is <a href=“”> this here, and surround the text with this here. And you can just enter link or we’ll just enter our site link here, and click on Update File, Refresh the page on the Live site. And as you can see here, it clicks, and it goes back to our main homepage.

So as you can see, very, very easy to do. Simply highlight that code that I showed you, replace it with your company name or make a hyperlink. And feel free to pause this video if you need to copy the code or anything like that. And of course if you’re done and you’re not going to be editing your footer.php file, I would recommend going back to your FTP program, changing the file permissions to 755, this way protect yourself from possible security breaches. So if I refresh the page here, this file is no longer editable, and that’s it!

Learn How To Remove The Powered By WordPress and Customize Your Footer


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