2 Easy Ways to Remove the “Powered by WordPress” Link

One of the most frequently asked questions for new WordPress users is how to remove the “Powered by WordPress” link. Of course, it’s a nice thing to do to leave it in there, but WordPress is licensed under the GPL, so there’s no need to worry if you want to remove it. Perhaps you don’t want to advertise to the world that your site runs on WordPress. Here are two easy ways to remove that from your site’s footer:

Option 1: Remove it Using CSS

Method one is perhaps the simplest way. Go to your dashboard and find Appearance >> Editor and then select your style.css file. Paste this in there and you’re good to go:

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#site-generator {
    display: none;
}

Option 2: Remove it from footer.php

In your WordPress dashboard go to Appearance >> Editor and remove the section that looks like this:

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<div id="site-generator">
                <?php do_action( 'twentyten_credits' ); ?>
                <a href="<?php echo esc_url( __('http://wordpress.org/', 'twentyten') ); ?>"
                        title="<?php esc_attr_e('Semantic Personal Publishing Platform', 'twentyten'); ?>" rel="generator">
                    <?php printf( __('Proudly powered by %s.', 'twentyten'), 'WordPress' ); ?>
                </a>
            </div><!-- #site-generator -->
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Comments (22)

  1. thank you so much for this information :P i spent forever looking around till i found this article… not everyone wants to advertise they are using wordpress, especially since alot of spammers specifically target wordpress sites to get linkbacks…

    Thanks again :P
    Linda

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