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How to edit author source information in WordPress theme?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Diviance, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Diviance

    Diviance Regular Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm currently selling websites for offline clients. I get WordPress themes from ThemeForest and i'm editing them for the use of my offline clients.
    But how can i edit the source author information? For example: when i go to http://whatwpthemeisthat.com/, it says the theme is from the author of the WordPress theme. I want there to be my name.

    Can somebody please tell me how i can do this? Would really appreciate it!

    Thanks!
     
  2. TheeAriGrande

    TheeAriGrande Regular Member

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    I would advise against that unless the license permits you to. It's just plain disrespectful to the creator if the she/he chooses a license that binds his name to his work. Whether you edit it or not, it's still not right.

    If your license permits you to, check in the CSS file of the theme (style.css) You should see something like this at the top of the page:


    /*Theme Name: Twenty TenTheme URI: Description: The 2010 default theme for WordPress.Author: wordpressdotorgAuthor URI: Version: 1.0Tags: black, blue, white, two-columns, fixed-width, custom-header, custom-background, threaded-comments, sticky-post, translation-ready, microformats, rtl-language-support, editor-style, custom-menu (optional)License:License URI:General comments (optional).*/
     
  3. Diviance

    Diviance Regular Member

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    Thanks for your response, will look into it.

    I got the theme from MaffiaShare, and so the source author says 'MaffiaShare', in that case i want to change that. Thanks again!
     
  4. competent123

    competent123 Registered Member

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    the best option is -

    extract theme in a folder

    start notepad++ search in folder ( third one)
    search for author name

    you will get all the files where author name is hidden.

    make sure you edit it out correctly, you dont' want white screen.
     
  5. kuerten

    kuerten Newbie

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    In the .css file...
     
  6. Diviance

    Diviance Regular Member

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    It worked. I edited the CSS file and everything worked.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  7. saber210

    saber210 Supreme Member

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    as other said, it is on the main .css file.

    You can change the screenshot too if you want.
     
  8. Diviance

    Diviance Regular Member

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    How can you change the screenshot?
     
  9. kuerten

    kuerten Newbie

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    For screenshot, Change preview.jpg from your theme
     
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    gameordie99 Newbie

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    css...
     
  11. Diviance

    Diviance Regular Member

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    Thanks! It worked. Changed the image.