Remove Proudly Powered by WordPress on Twenty Ten Theme

Wordpress LogoWordPress is a fantastic blogging platform to work with.  The thousands of themes and plugins make customization of your site very easy.  With the release of WordPress 3.0 we were introduced to the new theme Twenty Ten.  It is a basic theme with basic customization and flexibility.  By default the theme adds “Proudly Powered by WordPress” on the bottom of all your pages and posts.  I am all for supporting WordPress and promoting their product but sometimes you want a clean look.

To remove “Proudly Powered by WordPresss” from the Twenty Ten theme perform the following steps:

  • Log onto your WordPress Admin Page.
  • Expand Appearance in the left menu bar.
  • Click on Editor.
  • In Editor click on Footer (footer.php) in the right list.
  • footer.php will be displayed in the editor.
  • Remove the following code from footer.php (the code is located near the end of the file)
  • Click the Update button

18 comments for “Remove Proudly Powered by WordPress on Twenty Ten Theme

  1. September 8, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Hmm, didn’t know about that, it looks better with this removed, yes.
    Thanks alot!

  2. September 27, 2010 at 5:46 am

    Thanks for sharing this post but…Why would you remove this? You have to be very proud WordPress user and it’s nice to show this to your visitors!

  3. November 11, 2010 at 3:29 am

    very nice , can we add another logo instead of wordpress logo there ?

    • November 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm

      Yes, if you would like to put another logo in place of the wordpress logo, you would put the replacement code in the same place. I will play with it a little and copy some code that will work as an example.

  4. February 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Thanks for your post, it is very useful and could be easly adapted to modify and add in footer everything you want not just to remove some text.

  5. Longarche
    May 31, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I took out the code and the linked “Proudly Powered by WordPress.” is still there… Weird. Did WordPress create a default for themselves so that this method wouldn’t work?

  6. Tom
    June 14, 2011 at 5:04 am

    I have the same error. I deleted the lines, but the “proudly powered …” is still there;-(

  7. Dar
    September 27, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Folks,

    Delete the portion of code given by original poster above, and replace it with the following:

    <a href="” title=”” rel=”generator”>

  8. Kev
    October 3, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Thanks this is great to know, I am sure it will come in useful for clients. I will however keep it in my footer as I am proud to leave it, word press is great!

  9. November 14, 2011 at 6:02 am

    I took out the code and the linked “Proudly Powered by WordPress.” is still there… Weird. Did WordPress create a default for themselves so that this method wouldn’t work?

  10. April 5, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Good info.
    Thanks a bunch for this.

  11. September 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you for providing this information. Your instructions worked perfectly and problem solved!

  12. October 19, 2012 at 4:12 am

    I finally got rid of the “Proudly powered by wordpress” thing on the bottom. Thanks for helping out. Is there any other way to remove it?

  13. December 25, 2012 at 1:10 am

    I finally got rid of the “Proudly powered by wordpress” thing on the bottom. Thanks for helping out. Is there any other way to remove it

  14. February 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Thank you very much, it worked and I am terrible with websites!! If I can do it anyone can 🙂 Thanks again.

  15. February 13, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Thanks for pointing out the specific code in footer.php, it took me a lot of time and then I stumbled to your blog while searching for the solution.
    thanks again

  16. October 9, 2015 at 10:34 am

    This is a very simple way to remove it , thank you so much

  17. May 4, 2016 at 7:12 am

    thank you this is what i’m looking for

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