remove wordpress template name

Is there a way to remove the wordpress template name/credit from the bottom of a site?
nsitedesignsAsked:
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KimputerCommented:
There always is a way to do that, either it's a string in the database or in the template files. However, it's definitely not very kind, as you are probably using it from someone, and that person usually allows you to use it, provided you leave everything as it is, including the credits.
Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Sure, there should be a way, but it will be difficult to tell you without knowing the config of your website, you usually can find where it's configured by checking the source, in Firefox for example you right-click the area and choose "inspect element(q)" ....
Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
The file to edit is usually footer.php in the theme folder.  More advanced themes/frameworks may have this set as an option if there is a Theme Options entry in the admin backend.

However, if this is a free theme from the wordpress.org repository then Kimputer is right in saying you really should leave the credit there.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
I have also found this in Appearance functions...
nsitedesignsAuthor Commented:
Yes, it is a free template from wordpress.org.  I thought it would be something that I could remove since I planned on customizing the layout a bit but I understand that it would not be ethical to remove if the credit is supposed to be there.
nsitedesignsAuthor Commented:
Actually, in the footer, it says, "Proudly powered by WordPress."   Is that something that should be kept?
nsitedesignsAuthor Commented:
IF I modify the template, do I still need to keep the "wordpress template name/credit from the bottom of a site" ?
Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
You could change it to be something like "nsitedesigns proudly uses Wordpress" ... But in my honest opinion, if it's a free Wordpress theme few people will care if you remove it altogether...
Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
nsitedesigns,

As above, you're asking two different questions.  What you CAN do is whatever you want.  As spravtek says, nothing bad will happen to you.  What you AGREED to do by using WordPress is abide by the license under which it is distributed and part of that s leaving the credits alone.

Since everyone and their brother/sister violates that part of the license anyway, nothing will happen.  But if this site takes off and goes viral in the future, you can bet that SOMEONE will point this out to the detriment of the client.  Just food for thought.

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