How to Change Footer Credits on WordPress

Written by jason artman
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By default, the footer file for a WordPress theme generally displays a link to the official WordPress website. Depending on the WordPress theme that you have installed, the footer may also contain a credit to the theme's creator. For example, the default "Twenty Eleven" theme included with WordPress displays the text "Proudly Powered by WordPress" in the footer. You are not required to display this link on your website. Use the WordPress theme editor to modify the footer file for your theme and remove the credit and link to WordPress.

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  1. 1

    Navigate in your Web browser to, where "" is the address of your WordPress website. Enter your login credentials to continue to the Dashboard.

  2. 2

    Open the "Appearance" section of the menu, and then click "Editor."

  3. 3

    Click the "Footer" link on the right side of the "Edit Themes" page. This displays the HTML code for your WordPress theme's footer file.

  4. 4

    Locate the code "<div id="site-generator">" in the footer file.

  5. 5

    Locate the first "</div>" tag under "<div id="site-generator">."

  6. 6

    Delete all the code between and including "<div id="site-generator">" and "</div>."

  7. 7

    Click the "Update File" button.

Tips and warnings

  • If you use a different WordPress theme, its footer file may contain links or code that differs slightly from the information described in this article.

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