Hide or Remove Credit Links in WordPress Themes

All the WordPress Themes, Unless specified come with a GNU GPL v2 License. This means it is absolutely legal to remove the credit links in the footer. Well, If it’s not a personal blog, then credit links can do some damage to your site. So, it is better to make them invisible to the user.

I am not in favor of simply removing the links from footer.php file. Because, then we would not be acknowledging the person who made that theme. We just want the visitors to not see the theme and let the developers/webmasters find out which theme you are using.

Credit Link In WordPress Theme Also, some themes have some mechanism which disable the theme if you delete the code from the footer.php file. So, here is a simple trick which will work in all cases no matter what.

Just Go to your Footer.php file or View the Source Code of your site. Now look for the Credit links, and observe the div tags they are enclosed in. Most Credit links would have this structure:
{code type=php}

{/code}

The Keyword you need to know is ‘footer-credit‘. You will not necessary find the word ‘footer-credit’. You simply need the “id” of the div tag enclosing the Credit Links. If there is no such div tag, then you may yourself enclose the links within a div tag and give it an ID. So, Now go to the CSS file of the theme and add to the extreme bottom of it:

{code type=css}#footer-credit {
display: none;
}{/code}
You can also add this Code to the Appearance > Edit CSS page, if it is available for you.

Simple, Isn’t it?

9 thoughts on “Hide or Remove Credit Links in WordPress Themes

  1. The search engines may find those invisible links if i follow this method…and this may be bad for the seo of the website…..hidden links are not good….

    i got the function that is checking bt dont know how to edit….can you help??

    • What you said is right. But, it is not bad for seo at all. Yes, the best way to remove is it modufy the function. But we all can not do that. So, this trick is for people who have less programming experience.

  2. I am trying to remove the footer but it does not work. I would like to add my own company name in the footer.
    This is my footer content. I hope you can help me? Thanks in advance!

    <?php
    $options = get_option('themezee_options');
    if ( isset($options['themeZee_general_footer']) and $options['themeZee_general_footer'] “” ) {
    echo $options[‘themeZee_general_footer’]; }
    ?>

  3. <?php
    $options = get_option('themezee_options');
    if ( isset($options['themeZee_general_footer']) and $options['themeZee_general_footer'] “” ) {
    echo $options[‘themeZee_general_footer’]; }
    ?>

  4. It is legal to remove the credit links in the footer but credit links will damage the site so better to make them invisible to the user. You only need the id of the div tag enclosing the credit links and go to the CSS file of the theme and add to the extreme bottom of it.

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