Since started in 2003, WordPress has become the largest self-hosted blogging platform in the world. It used by more than 50% of all the websites built by CMS (Content Management System). Today WordPress successfully beats Joomla, Drupal, and others.
One reason among many things why the majority of blog and web owner using WordPress is a huge and plenty of themes provided on the internet both the free version and paid ones. Especially for WordPress themes, you will find that they usually issue a credit title listed in the footer area of themes as stated by “Powered by WordPress” text. It certainly can reduce the professional value of your blog, especially if it used for business or commercial purposes. So, can we modify or change this little message ?. In this article, you will be guided in detailed steps on how to fix it. Please to follow one by one carefully or you will get any errors later.
Here are the steps on how to change “Proudly powered by WordPress” title in the footer of your WordPress themes (this guide is just for self-hosted blogs) :
- Login to your hosting cPanel and go to File Manager directory.
- Go to “wp-content – themes” folder and choose the current theme folder that you use.
- You will see a number of directory and file under that folder. Find and click “footer.php” file to view the file content at a glance. You will see that in the footer.php script, there is a line with the phrase “Proudly powered by WordPress”.
- Close the “View” panel and click “Edit” menu to start the modification process.
- Change credit text ‘Proudly powered by %s’ with ‘Your Text %s’ and ‘WordPress’ with ‘Your Text Also’. Click “Save Changes” to save your modifications.
- Click “View” again to check whether your change has been properly made. The word “Proudly powered by WordPress” should no longer appear and become your own text.
- Until this step, the unwanted word is disappearing but the active link to WordPress page still exist. To change the active link from https://wordpress.org to your own homepage, simply re-open your footer.php in your theme folder (the steps are similar to above).
- Edit footer.php by deleting ‘https://wordpress.org’ text and change with your homepage link, like ‘http://yourdomain.com’. Save your work by pressing “Save Changes” button.
- Exit your cPanel and re-type your homepage at your browser. Now the default footer text and the link would be changed by your own text and link.