I want to remove the "powered by wordpress" and theme name in the footer, but all the tutorials refer to clicking on the "Appearance" tab, clicking on an edit button, and then going to the php templates on the right sidebar. It seems like Wordpress has changed since these tutorials and is no longer allowing access to php templates. No matter what I do to the CSS code, the footer is not budging. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Tweaking it in the PHP code shouldn't be too hard. You don't need to really know any PHP at all. Just need to
But if you absolutely want to do it with just CSS, it is possible to hide it with
Just add this simple CSS tweak. No need to touch PHP code.
Depending your theme and installation, the word
This ID needs to match the CSS to correctly suppress that element associated with this ID.
Access the footer.php file using FTP and download it to your local computer.
Open the file using a code editor like Notepad++
Find the code which looks like this:
Remove the links
REMOVE http://wordpress.org/ AND ANY OTHER LINKS YOU DON'T WANT DISPLAYED
Or you could simply remove all the code excluding any hooks like this:
Then upload the file back to your themes root directory over riding the footer.php file.
You should add the modified footer.php file (without the footer links) to a child theme otherwise it will be lost when you update the parent theme.