How To Remove “Powered By WordPress” on your Site

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Introduction

Have you wanted to remove the “Powered by WordPress” from your theme’s footer? Some WordPress themes (usually premium) allow you to do that from the Live Editor and others require that you install an extension plugin. Most themes however, don’t allow you to do this without modifying the code. Thankfully, this can be done easily and quickly.

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how.

Let’s begin!

Adding additional CSS on the Live Editor

We can remove the “Powered by WordPress” by using the Live Editor. To do that, navigate to the Live Editor from the admin dashboard.

Appearance - Customize

Once there, navigate to Additional CSS.

Additional CSS

Then type the following snippet in the code area:

.site-info { display:none; }
Code language: CSS (css)

Prior to adding the code, we can see the “Powered by WordPress”

Powered by WordPress

After adding the snippet, we can see that the message is hidden:

message is hidden

Although, this method works, this isn’t really recommended since it messes with your SEO. If that’s not a priority, then you should definitely use this method.

Editing the Theme’s footer.php

We can also remove the “Powered by WordPress” by editing the footer.php. From the WordPress admin dashboard, navigate to the Theme Editor

Navigate to the Theme Editor

Once there, search for your current theme’s footer.php

search for theme's footer.php

Once there, search for the “Powered By” string then comment it out. Usually that would be enough.

search for the "Powered By" string

However, for our example, we need to comment out more code so we will comment them out as well

commented out

This is what a page looks like prior to the ln being commented out.

look of the page

And this is what the page looks like once we’ve commented the code out.

look of the page when commented the code out

Conclusion

Now you know how to hide the “Powered by WordPress” message on the footer of your WordPress site. All you need to do is add some minor modifications to the code, and you’re good to go!

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Kristin Eitel

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