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How to remove footer links from SMThemes?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Eriku, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Eriku

    Eriku Newbie

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    I understand there had been few forumers had posted similar questions at here in the past. I had read through them and found that SMThemes may had changed their methods in doing things.

    I am currently using the theme called Gamelab

    Hopefully some kind souls here are willing to help me. Thank you very much in advance.
     
  2. Eriku

    Eriku Newbie

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    Really hope someone can reply to this. Thank you
     
  3. rednada

    rednada Newbie

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    You will need to edit the theme by going into your admin dashboard > appearance > editor

    Find the text you need to change in Theme Footer (footer.php)

    Hopefully that helped
     
  4. darkziosj

    darkziosj Junior Member

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    Like rednada said, edit the footer.php, press ctrl+f to find the text easier then delete it.
     
  5. Eriku

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    Actually I done that. Then there's a red bar appeared and wrote, kindly put back so and so links and names into the footer.

    Seem like they had added some measures to prevent people from editing off the footer.php.

    Thank you
     
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    dynastyteam Newbie

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    Like rednada said, edit the footer.php, press ctrl+f to find the text easier then delete it.
     
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    Except doing that won't help when the theme is updated as it will come back.
     
  8. mickyfu

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    Maybe you could hide it by changing the text colour to the same as the background colour.
     
  9. Eriku

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    May I know how can I do that?
     
  10. Eriku

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    Actually it's more than that.

    Once I edited it off, it will came out with a red bar saying I must reinstate the sentences that I removed.
     
  11. tiiberius

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    There is either an additional file (usually javascript) that is validating the footer link which can be removed. Alternatively, validation happens remotely

    1. Create a child theme of the current theme. This will make any changes you make to stay even if the theme updates.
    http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-themes/how-to-create-a-wordpress-child-theme-video/

    2. Copy the file with the link to child theme's folder (usually footer.php).

    3. Remove the link in this new file. If the validation is still triggered move on to step 4.

    4. (alternative) Instead of removing the link, make it a comment. This will make it present in the source so validation probably won't get triggered and won't increase the OBL count at the same time.

    Code:
    <!-- code of your link -->
    Hope this helps.
     
  12. Eriku

    Eriku Newbie

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    Thank you so much. You have been extremely helpful !
     
  13. tiiberius

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    No problem. You're welcome.