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How to Remove WordPress Footer links

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The wordpress is the word famous blog platform, though just a blog platform, but a lot webmasters use this cool blog system setup high quality websites! A lot web designers come from the world have designed a lot free beautiful professional wordpress themes. Most of the free WordPress themes out there are having Creative Commons Attribute 2.0+ License which means that you can modify the theme in anyway you want but you have to attribute the work in the manner specified by the author. One or two years ago, you can use completely free wordpress themes, but today, a lot wordpress themes seem free use, but most of them have created a lot links at the footer.If you download the free WP themes from other sites using this type of license, you’ll notice that most of them have the footer section encrypted. I want leave a link to the author, but, most of the time, the footer have other unrelated links, say, they do seo.

Many of you would like the freedom to change how the footer looks. With an encrypted footer, you can’t change things like adding a “Contact” link or any other things. You might also want to check whether there is no malicious code in the encryption.To remove Encrypted Footer links from WordPress themes you need not to be an expert programmer, nor would our method consume anymore than 5 minutes of your valuable time.

The following is the screenshot of how the encrypted footer looks like: It is generally very hard to decode:

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Here are the steps on how to remove the wordpress theme footer links:

  1. Open the file  index.php and would be at the end of index.php file. Normally, the footer include code shows like this: <?php get_footer(); ?>
  2. Then, add a sign to the <?php get_footer(); ?> add this code on the top and bottom of the footer code:
    <!–Footer starts here–>

    <?php get_footer(); ?>

    <!–Footer ends here–>
    You can write anything you want between <!– and–>   Save the file and upload it to the server.

  3. Now open your site in the browser and view the page source. In most of the browsers you can view the page source by right clicking on the mouse and then selecting view source. View -> Source (If you view in IE) or
    Ctrl + U (If you view in Firefox) In Firefox the shortcut Ctrl + U works great.
  4. The source code in between <!--Footer starts here--> and <!--Footer ends here--> is the source code for the footer.Copy all the code that is between the codes that you have added. This is the actual footer code.
  5. Now, open footer.php and replace the encrypted code with the actual source code.You can then start to modify the footer in anyway you want.
    Though you can remove all the links using this method, it is our request that you link to the original designer of the theme.

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