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

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:

{code type=css}
#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:

{code type=php}