Proudly Powered By WordPress – Change footer

Remove ‘Proudly Powerd By WordPress’

WordPressWhen starting with a new wordpress site the footer containts ‘Proudly Powered By WordPress’. If you want to your side to look more professional, of rather link to another site then WordPress you need to change this in the footer.php.

I used to edit this using a FTP program as Filezilla. But nowadays you can edit this from the WordPress Admin it self.

Changing the footer.php

Warning: since you're editing a .php file, messing this up can cause your site to crash. So make sure you have a backup (in this case of the original footer.php) so you can restore it to the original state

In wp-admin you may go to appearance->editor-> under templates select your used template->click on footer.php

Replace the text (found after printf statment) as you like. Don’t forget also to change the link (found after esc_url) and the hover text (found afther esc_attr_e)


If you have Jetpack installed and activated the Custom CSS option, this is an easy way to remove the site info section:

Add this to the Custom CSS (appearance -> edit CSS)

/*- remove proudly powered by wordpress -*/
.site-info {
 display: none;




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