I’ll be one of the first to admit it – when Storefront was first released to the public, I was a little underwhelmed. Serving as the free flagship WooCommerce theme and designed by the WooCommerce developers, it seemed like it should be packed with features! Customizations out the wazoo! Gadgets and gizmos everywhere!
Instead, Storefront turned out to be a relatively simple theme that I grew to appreciate. It’s become by far one of the most prominent themes for WooCommerce, and with good reason… With a ton of available extensions to add functionality and an incredibly flexible framework, Storefront is a wonderful theme for your WooCommerce store, big or small. Child themes give you different styling options for any niche, and the standard code means you can switch Storefront children and plugins on and off with ease, and the numerous hooks available mean you can customize it to your heart’s content.
Still, one of the most common questions I see come up with Storefront newcomers is an important one:
How do I remove the “Storefront Designed by WooThemes” text in the footer?
It’s a good question – I’ve personally never been fond of external branding, and like to keep an uncluttered footer whenever possible. Plus, after a certain amount of customization, is your version of Storefront really the same as an off-the-shelf copy? Hopefully not – for those of you with that problem, this article is for you!
There are two ways you can edit this out of your theme, so we’ll cover them both.
Hide “Storefront Designed by WooThemes” with Code
The fastest way for developers and those of you comfortable with some PHP code, we can change the footer text with a simple function. As usual, be sure you’re using a child theme, or even better, add your code through a plugin so updates to your child theme don’t override your changes (see below). If you do add code to your theme, follow the guide here to safely add it to your functions.php file. Additionally, you could use a plugin and bypass a lot of the trouble.
To remove “Storefront Designed by WooThemes” while still leaving the copyright and date in-tact, add the following code to your
HEY! Read the above very carefully – adding code directly to your
functions.php file can bring down your site if done incorrectly. There is a guide and a plugin you can use to add code above to prevent that from happening, as well as a plugin that does the work for you below. Additionally, be sure to remove the first line in the text!
If you want to remove the section entirely and not display the site name and date, then only add
Line 3 - Line 9.
Hide “Storefront Designed by Woothemes” with a Plugin
If you’re not crazy about editing the files yourself (or you’re already using a purchased child theme for Storefront), you’ll need to add the code through a plugin – I’ve done the legwork and whipped it up for you. Just download one of the two versions below and you’re all set.
To hide only the “Storefront Designed by WooThemes” section from your footer and leave the Site Name and Date, download the Remove “Designed by…” Footer from Storefront” plugin here.
To hide both the “Designed by…” and the rest of the footer (the copyright symbol, your site name, and the current year), download the Remove Footer from Storefront plugin here.
Once you have your chosen file downloaded, open your WordPress Administration panel and go to Plugins > Add New. Select Upload Plugin, and in the next page, browse to the downloaded .zip file. Once it’s uploaded, activate it and refresh a page on your site – you should see the changes immediately.
Update: December 29, 2016 There is an alternate way to add code than adding it directly to your
functions.php sheet – see the guide here for more information.
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