In face some free WordPress theme not allow you to change the footer credit link. If you are using WordPress themes created by others , it is essential that you maintain the credit link .But there are some cases where the creator links to some health or gambling sites to the WordPress theme footer .
These links would affect the search engine rankings of the linking blog . Credit links on WordPress theme footer are usually encrypted and normal users will not be able to remove those unwanted links .So here I am dealing with a very simple method to remove unwant credit links from WordPress footer . We can play with any part of the WordPress themes ,if they are released under GP license . You don’t need to be an experience PHP programmer to remove credit links from WordPress footer . Before you remove this credit link read license carefully.
– The first step you need to go download software for open php file Notepad++ .and then go to open WordPress theme in your computer.
open Footer.php with Notepad++
you will see code encrypted like image bellow :
Screenshots credit links from WordPress theme footer .
These are actaully the code for encrypted footer section containing unwanted credit links .
Now you have removed unwanted credit links from your WordPress footer . Save the footer.PHP and Open up your blog to see what happens now .
( Please note that you should maintain credit links for copyrighted WordPress themes )