Remove footer credit “Proudly powered by WordPress” from wordpress theme

Everyone loves to start their blog on WordPress the No 1 content management system (CMS). It’s not only open source free to use but also offers a number of free themes, plugins for customization. Whenever you install any of the free WordPress themes you may notice on footer area displays the “Proudly powered by WordPress” link. Also, many theme developers change it and add their own credits. But there is no option for users to remove or change the “Proudly powered by WordPress” link on theme settings.

But if you’re building a site for a business or for your client, keeping the text “Proudly powered by WordPress” looks unprofessional. And changing it will benefit you, here this post How to Remove Powered by WordPress Footer Links in your theme.

Remove footer credit from WordPress theme

Note: WordPress is a free Content Management System released under GPL license. Any WordPress themes that you download from the WordPress directory are released under GPL license absolutely legal to remove footer credits link. And you have full rights to do what you want to do with your website.

Adding simple CSS code

You can easily remove Footer credit from WordPress theme by adding simple CSS code, here follow steps below.

  • First of all login to WP dashboard,
  • select Appearance then Customize,
  • Move to Additional CSS at the bottom of the menu.
  • And paste following CSS code there.

/*Remove Powered by WordPress Footer Links*/

.site-info {



Custom CSS for removing footer credits

Modify Footer.php

  • Login to your WordPress dashboard
  • Scroll over ‘Appearance’ and then click on the ‘Editor’ menu
  • Look for the Theme Footer file (footer.php) on the right side, and select it.
  • Find the PHP code “get_template_part( ‘template-parts/footer/site’, ‘info’ );” and remove it
  • Press the Update File button.

Modify Footer php

Some themes do not have the option to remove or modify footer credits from WordPress admin. At such instance, you can try the site-info.php code.

  • Log in to the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Click on Appearance >>  Editor.
  • Next, click on the Footer link to edit the site-info.php page.
  • Now, Find the code that displays the footer text at the bottom.
  • Remove the code and click the Update File button.

Now, your footer will show the text you placed in the site-info.php code.

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How to enable keep-alive in WordPress (speed up your website)

enable keep-alive in wordpress

Whether you own a blog or a website, page-loading speed always matters and these simple techniques will boost your webpage loading speed by enabling Keep-Alive in WordPress.

What is keep alive?

Keep-Alive also was known as persistent HTTP connection is a method to allow the same TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) connection for HTTP conversation instead of opening a new one with each new request.

For better understand, When you visit a webpage (for example, your web browser create a connection with web-server and sent a request to access a particular file, And when server allows your Browser started downloading the file, than create another connection for the second file and the process goes on.

So if a web page requires 10 files to display correctly, then your browser request for all these files and has to create 10 separate connections after each file download and request one by one to web server for OK to access files.

And Enabling Keep-Alive on WordPress help the web browsers to create only SINGLE connection to access all the files from web server in single request. It significantly reduces number of requests to the web-server, as a result that reduces Server CPU Uses (Server Load)  and improves the page loading time.

check keep alive status

To test if Keep-Alive has been enabled by your web host:

  • Click onto this link,
  • Enter your domain name,
  • Wait for your site to be analyzed, then
  • Scroll down the test results until you find your Keep-Alive status.

check keep alive status

How to Enable enable keep-alive in WordPress?

Enable keep alive in WordPress is simple and easy, only you need to add below piece of code after the last line in your .htaccess file.

<ifModule mod_headers.c>
Header set Connection keep-alive

If you do not know how to edit .htaccess file, here two different ways to edit .htaccess file on WordPress.

Edit WordPress htaccess file using Yoast SEO Plugin

If you are using Yoast SEO plugin here follow steps below to edit htaccess file and enable keep-alive in WordPress.

  1. Open WordPress Dashboard,
  2. Click on Yoast SEO then Tools,
  3. Then click File editor,
  4. Here look for htaccess file editor box and at the end place code below to enable keep alive for your WP.
  5. And click save changes to htaccess button
<ifModule mod_headers.c>
Header set Connection keep-alive

Edit WordPress htaccess file using Yoast SEO Plugin

Edit WordPress htaccess file using cPanel

  • First of all, login to your hosting account or directly log in to your cPanel.
  • Go to the file manager.
  • Head over to the settings and Turn On hidden file, if already not activated.
  • Find your website’s root directory.
  • Look for the .htaccess file in the public_html folder or in your websites root directory.
  • Finally, right-click on the .htaccess file and follow your cPanel instructions to edit the file.
  • Then place that code and click save button.

That’s all, you have successfully enabled keep-alive in WordPress.

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