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How can I get change the "designed by: xxx" in WP

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by cappablanca, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. cappablanca

    cappablanca Newbie

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    So I'm using a template but I need to get rid of the footer that states it is a template from this other website.

    I don't really want to get into a moral debate, that often happens ironically on BHW, over this just how can I do it??

    I've got some experience with chaning flash and html but not php
     
  2. BreakAllTheClocks

    BreakAllTheClocks Regular Member

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    Open footer.php in notepad and change it.
     
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  3. steviej815

    steviej815 Newbie

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    Go to your admin panel, click on the appearance tab, then editor tab, then on the right hand side you'll see the templates appear. Click on Footer (footer.php) Scroll down the window that opens up with the html code in it for what you want to alter. Be careful not to change anything else other than the text you want to alter, make the alterations. Once your happy. Hit the Update File tab at the bottom and your done.

    Hope that helps

    steviej815
     
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  4. cappablanca

    cappablanca Newbie

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    I have a little problem, it won't let me change the footer under some licensing act.

    it's under some creative common licensing act and now this is what comes up where my website should be

    "This theme is released under creative commons licence, all links in the footer should remain intact"

    I used the second method, editing the footer via the appearance menu in wp admin
     
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  5. Kharis

    Kharis Regular Member

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    check this out

    Code:
    http://www.wlug.net/563/remove-encrypted-footer-links-wordpress-themes/
     
  6. PhillyLuke

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    Another good way to get rid of those footer links is to use some halfway clever CSS.

    Basically take your entire footer and wrap a <div> around it. Call it "footer_1" or something.

    Now copy and paste that entire <div> right below the first one and call it "footer_2"

    In footer_2 remove that encrypted link and set it up how ever you'd like.

    In the css give "footer_1" (with the encrypted links) the "display:none;" css quality.

    Basically your CSS will hide the footer with the encrypted links without risking the chance of your theme getting messed up due to removing it.

    I also usually have the footer_1 css making all links within the "bad" footer no-follow in case google might still crawl that hidden footer.

    I am not sure whether they do or not.
     
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  7. cappablanca

    cappablanca Newbie

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    this whole thing is a flipping nightmare. The first method didn't work and i'm trying to download dreamweaver as we speak