One question that I get often is how to edit or remove powered by details on the footer of programs used to make a website function in a specific way such as an online community, online store or online guide. I get reasons such as to “create a clean look” or to reduce their presence to spammers and exploiters which hunts through Search Engines results using the “powered by” keywords.
For WordPress, it is as simple as editing the footer.php file inside the theme but keep in mind, updates will override your changes. Also, theme’s creator can configure updates of their themes to break or show a warning if edited so that you would be forced to obtain their donate/pro version.
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About The Author: Stephan Pringle is an Information Technology Support Specialist. He covers hardware and software and provides tips for you to troubleshoot and repair issues on your own. In his spare time, he writes articles about the State of New York on his Hackintosh and HackBook and that has helped him to become the top contributor of the New York City section of Yahoo! Answers.
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