Remove Footer Credit


Remove or replace footer credits (or any text or HTML in page) before page is rendered. With this plugin there is no need to modify code such as footer.php, which if done incorrectly can cause your site to break or new theme updates will stomp over your changes requiring you to remove footer credits on each update.

This plugin has very minimal options to keep things simple and easier to use. You enter the text or HTML that you would like to find in one text box and the text or HTML that you would like to replace in another text box (or nothing to remove). Go here to view my step by step tutorial with screenshots and video.


  • Remove footer credit


  1. From WordPress Admin, go to Plugins -> Add New
  2. Search for plugin “Remove Footer Credit”
  3. Install and Activate
  4. Go to Tools -> Remove Footer Credit
  5. Enter text you would like to change in first text box
  6. Enter text you would like to replace in second text box
  7. Click Save


March 31, 2020
I added this plugin as I couldn't remove my out the box footer, even when entering the details in the customize css folder. The Remove Footer Credit plugin didn't seem to work straight away, flushing the cache I checked an hour later and my personalised footer popped up. Thank you
March 10, 2020
I recently downloaded this plugin in the hopes that it can remove the annoying footer credit placed by my theme. At first, I was confused because it did not work, but after contacting support, she was able to help me remove the footer credit. The response times were fast and I was able to remove the footer credit in a matter of hours! To the creators of this plugin, keep it up! and to everyone who is looking to try this plugin, I highly recommend it!
February 12, 2020
After a couple of attempts we managed to find a solution. Big thanks to Mihaela for this one!
February 11, 2020
I've had some difficulties getting the plugin to work, but I used their support, got an email within hours and they helped me to make it work. Very polite as well. Thanks Mihaela!
February 4, 2020
Edit: Originally gave this plugin one-star because I had a serious problem. I've left the original review below so that others can avoid the same problem + can see the creator/author's process of customer support. She reached out and was superbly helpful, investing her own time to helping me. I reinstalled the plugin and the footer is gone. I really appreciate your time Mihaela. Thanks. Original review untouched: --- Wanted to remove text that said "Powered by WordPress and Theme Name." Only way to remove the text is to write one word per line, where I wrote: Powered by Wordpress and Theme Name Result was the "." at the end was still visible on my footer. So I went back and added it to the next line as: Powered by Wordpress and Theme Name . And it broke my site. I was literally paralyzed. Had no way of removing the plugin from my computer because the site was disrupted. On my mobile, I opened up the WordPress app and manually removed the plugin from there. First time I've ever manipulating a plugin from the mobile device. And after it was gone my site was back up. One of those unbelievable moments where your heart drops. Do not download this plugin. Why in the world adding a "." would break your site is beyond me. Even more ironic/hilarious that the description of the plugin explicitly says it won't break your site.
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Contributors & Developers

“Remove Footer Credit” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Remove Footer Credit” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Change log


  • update translation file


  • minor textdomain update
  • version bump
  • translation ready


  • minor tweak & version bump


  • Initial release.