How to Remove the Powered By Text in WordPress Theme Footer

In this article, we are going to cover how to remove the powered by text in WordPress. Or simply say how to change to footer text in WordPress.

There can be two cases, first in case you are using the Themes of AcmeThemes and for ordinary WordPress themes. We are going to cover for both cases.

change footer text in wordpress

Case 1 – If you are using themes by Acme Theme

All of our themes have Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: AcmeBlog by AcmeThemes. The text is written in the footer section. If you want to remove this you have a different approach to this.
In the case of Premium Theme,
If you are using the premium version(paid version), you have options to hide such a section on Appearance > Customize > Footer Options > Enable/Disable Enable Theme Name and Powered by Text. Checked to show and unchecked to hide the powered-by text on the footer.

In the case of Free Themes,
We have a variety of WordPress themes that are free and if you want to hide the Powered by text, you can either customize the theme or need to use the custom CSS codes
1. If you are familiar with WordPress codes, you can customize the theme. Please find the codes inside `acmethemes/hooks/footer.php` file and customize it as you need.


2. Use the below CSS codes on Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS to hide that text.

.site-info {
display: none;

Case 2 – For other themes 

There are two ways to change the footer text in WordPress themes. They are either changing from the customizer or from footer.php. These two are the recommended methods to change the footer text in WordPress.

Method 1 – From theme customizer page

This feature does not come in all the themes. But in some themes, there is an option to change the footer text like copyright, date, and date.

Appearance>Customize>Footer>Bottom Bar

Method 2: Editing Footer.php

This is the best option to make changes in the footer. To change from footer.php you need PHP and website knowledge otherwise changes in code might create serious issues. So, you need to be careful while making changes in the core code.


  1. Go to Appearance>Theme Editor>Footer. php. You can also go from wp-content/themes/yourtheme/footer.php from Cpanel or FTP. The footer code of the twenty-nineteen looks like the below-
<?php if ( ! empty( $blog_info ) ) : ?>
    <a class="site-name" href="<?php echo esc_url( home_url( '/' ) ); ?>" rel="home"><?php bloginfo( 'name' ); 
<?php endif; ?>
<a href="<?php echo esc_url( __( '', 'twentynineteen' ) ); ?>" class="imprint">
    /* translators: %s: WordPress. */
    printf( __( 'Proudly powered by %s.', 'twentynineteen' ), 'WordPress' );
  • Replace the Proudly Powered by with your text.
  • Replace the website link with your website link.

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