Remove Thesis Attribution Link From The Footer

Many Thesis theme users have had this small gripe – they haven’t found an elegant way of removing the attribution link from the footer which they are allowed to if they have the developer’s edition of the Thesis theme for WordPress. Welcome to the world of hooks. As a result of well thought and intelligent coding, Thesis relies on the WordPress hook system and comes with its own numerous hooks. While it will be pretty straightforward to add html with the hooks, removing it may be the hidden side of the coin. Here’s a simple oneliner that you can use in your custom_functions.php file to remove the attribution link.

remove_action('thesis_hook_footer', 'thesis_attribution');

As such you can also remove other html in a similar way. See the entire hook reference at the Thesis theme’s blog.

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45 Comments

  1. I just put Thesis on a new-ish blog and was wondering how to remove the attribute. I pasted the code you posted just below the commented out section and it worked beautifully. Thanks.

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  2. any update on the new 1.3.3

    how to remove the link

    here the original code

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  3. Thanks for the tip on removal of attribution link. I had a hard time removing it.

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  4. Worked like a charm, thank you.

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  5. Pure genius, thanks. I started out trying to replace the footer with a custom following the instructions on the thesis site. This is way better.

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  6. Wow, that was totally painless. I wish everything were that easy. Thanks!

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  7. It doesn’t work for me. Nothing change main page. Any idea?

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  8. Great tip, saved me a lot of work!. Thanks.

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  9. Thanks but it is not helpful for newbie like me, you should provide detailed tutorial, not a general introduction. Thanks

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  10. Thanks for the tip. I’d seen this elsewhere but your explanation was stright to the point AND your SEO made it come to the top in my Google search. BRAVO!

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  11. Is there anywhere in particular in the custom_functions.php file that I should add the oneliner? I have tried various combinations so far and no success yet.

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  12. At the far end.. the last thing in custom_functions.php. That makes sure it is being parsed as php and not html/text etc.

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  13. hey whats the name of that tag cloud plugin you use?

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  14. The code worked perfectly I must admit Thesis is a really customizable theme, about that can you tell me (if you know) how you can change the submit button on comments?

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  15. Awesome! Guess we should be reading the hook reference. 😉

    Much appreciated, Tia

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  16. I’ve been struggling with the hooks becuase I am pretty much code illiterate, and stumbled here looking for something else.

    In case anyone else is as lost as I am with the hooks, I thought I’d add in that there is an easier way to remove the attribution. If you add a plugin called “open hook” you can just click a checkbox in the setting to remove it. This plugin also allows gives you the ability to customize hooks without touching that custom_functions.php file.

    Here’s the link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/thesis-openhook/

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  17. When you use the above command

    “remove_action(‘thesis_hook_footer’, ‘thesis_attribution’);” from custom editor it will remove thesis footer link but some people complained that they can still see “WordPress Admin” link in footer.

    If you are looking to modify footer file you can open “thesis/lib/html/footer.php” and change “function thesis_attribution()” function.

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  18. Thanks! I have been struggling to find a solution to this for a while… Being a Thesis newbie, I appreciate you taking to time to explain.

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  19. One google search for “remove thesis footer”, one quick reading here, one small edit and voilá! Thanks!

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  20. Thanks, works like magic! I tried to find the line in the PHP files for like half an hour before it dawned on my to ask the good ol google oracle, and flup! haha, thanks for saving me all this time, who knows how long I’d have continued searching for the right code line 🙂

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  21. @Christine – Thanks, the code wasn’t working for me, so I tried that plugin. Worked GREAT! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  22. Smooth and elegant, worked perfectly. Thank you very much. It makes me very happy when I find the solution that is so easy to implement, like this one.

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  23. Worked on my site, but not able to use special characters in the footer any Idea how to solve this.
    Also let to know how to change the font of the header.

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  24. Beautiful piece of information to have, thanks for sharing! It removed the link in the footer as expected. I’m still not finding where to remove the WordPress Admin link though. I’ll look harder..

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  25. Excellent tip, thanks! Works like a charm.

    Any idea how to change the text displayed by the “Submit” button in the comments section? Let’s say, change it with “Submit now” or “Reply” or anything else.

    Thanks in advance.

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  26. as old as this post is, it still works, thanks. couldnt find the link
    in the normal wordpress editor.

    ~G

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  27. thanks a lot.. i wanted to remove the thesis credits from the footer and now i can add my own links to footer.

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  28. Once you’ve removed the stock one, use the WordPress Add-on called “Thesis OpenHook – to modify the footer section and add whatever links you’d like.
    Here’s a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgTeEXh6RR0

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  29. Hi Shivanand. Thanks for the custom hook. However, is there any way for applying the hook without upgrading to custom theme edit in wordpress.com blog?

    If this is possible, I may save some money with your help.

    Thanks.

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  30. Wow, that’s a really smart and effective way to remove it. In 1.7 I was hacking away at the theme, removing the function prevents it from loading at all which is much cleaner.

    For Dev users, make sure you have a blank thesis install that you can export the settings for, and also re-download everything from your server via FTP so you can upload it again on new sites and have your blank set-up running really quickly.

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  31. @Katie
    “If you are looking to modify footer file you can open “thesis/lib/html/footer.php” and change “function thesis_attribution()” function.”

    Awesome thanks, I needed to edit the actual footer.php because using the remove function also affecter other script in the footer.

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  32. My hearty thanks to writer of this post for helping me. I was searching this trick.
    Sudhir Shakya

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  33. Hello, it works for the thesis 1.x version. how about v2?

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