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How to Remove the Powered by WordPress Footer Links

Are you looking for a way to remove the powered by WordPress area in your

website? Well keep watching in this video I'll show you two methods we recommend

you use to remove the powered by WordPress footer links on your site.

Before we get started we get the question often of is it legal to remove

that and yes it is legal. WordPress is an open source platform which means that

you can use it and change it up as you want and depending on your theme that

you're using this should be very simple most themes nowadays come with the

ability for you to be able to remove that in the themes option. For instance

I'm using Michael Hyatt's get noticed theme here and I'll show you how to do

it with this. Your theme might look a little different but just dig around and

see if you can find the remove part. So from the WordPress dashboard let's head

down to Appearance, Customize and your theme will look a little bit different

but for this theme I'm going down to the copyright area because I know that

that's where it's at and I can change the text right here and also I have a

credit get noticed theme I can uncheck that and you see my powered by area

is gone. So that's a very quick and easy way that you can do that. Now if your theme

doesn't automatically have an area for you to do that with then there's another

way that you can do this and it involves a little bit of digging into some code

but I'll show you how to do that next. You see down at the bottom of my site we

have the footer area of proudly powered by WordPress. To remove that we need to

connect to our files on our server and we'll be using an FTP client.

There are several FTP clients that you can use. For this video I'll be using

FileZilla so you want to head over to Filezilla-project.org and download

the one appropriate for your machine. Once you install FileZilla this is what

it will look like. The next thing we want to do is go ahead and add the

credentials to access our website. So let's head over to File, Site Manager.

From here we can add a new site. Under host you want to add your website name

your FTP credentials should have come to you from your hosting provider via an email

or you can also email your hosting provider and

ask them for the credentials if you don't know them already. Under protocol

we'll choose FTP the encryption we want to use explicit FTP over TLS if

available. That means that it is encrypting the data that is coming from

our computer to our website so we want to keep that. For a login type we want to

use normal next go ahead and add the credentials for your user for the FTP.

Finally we can rename this and that helps if you have multiple sites. Now I'm

going to click connect once it connects you'll see a successful dialog up here

you'll also see all of your folders coming over over here. After you've

connected you want to go to your wp-content area and go to themes. The theme

that we're working on is 2016 theme and we'll need to adjust the files and we're

looking for our footer.php so let's download that. Once we download that

let's go ahead and open it in a text editor. I'll open it with notepad++

but any text editor will do. When we're in there you just want to look for

the proudly powered by and this is the whole div that we would want to remove

because it's the site info. You can either remove this whole piece of code

or if you wanted to you could simply go in here and say powered by and then

replace this information with something that you'd want. For this video we'll

just remove this whole bit of code I'll clean it up a little you need to save it

and then we will upload it back using the FTP client. Once we go back over here

and click upload we do need to overwrite and say yes once it's uploaded you can

go to your site and you see that the proudly powered by is now gone. So those

are two methods that we recommend you use to remove the power by on your

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