Joomla 2.5 – How to Remove Footer – Powered by Joomla

by Elaine on February 10, 2012

Joomla 2.5 Tutorials: How to Remove & Change the “Powered by Joomla” footer in Joomla 2.5.  You can do that easily in the Template Manager in Joomla 2.5 Administrator.   Right now it says:

Powered by Joomla!®

I will show you below how to change this text to whatever you want.  For example: I will change the footer of my Joomla 2.5 website to show a Copyright symbol, Current Year, My Name, and a link to my website:

© Copyright 2012 Elaine Joomla Tutorials

Overview of how you will Change or Remove your Joomla 2.5 Footer:

  • Find the Template Manager – Customize Template in Template Manager
  • Edit the Template Master File in Template Manager
  • Remove/Change Joomla 2.5 footer code in Template Manager
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1. Joomla 2.5 Change to the Templates Tab

1.  Find the Template Manager – Customize Template

  • Login to your Joomla 2.5 Administrator backend
  • Click  on Extensions, Template Manager
  • Switch to the ‘Templates’ tab

2.  Edit the Template Master File in Template Manager

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2. Joomla 2.5 Edit Beez_20 Details & Files

  • In the Templates Manager: Templates
  • Scroll down and click on ‘Beez_20 Details and Files’
  • Under Template Master Files, Click on ‘Edit main Page templates’
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2. Joomla 2.5 Edit Template Page Template HTML

3.  Change /Remove Joomla 2.5 footer code in Template Manager

  • In the Template Manager: Edit File – “Editing file ‘Index.php” in template “beez_20″‘
  • Search for the code:

 <div id=”footer”>

<jdoc:include type=”modules” name=”position-14″ />

<p>

<?php echo JText::_(‘TPL_BEEZ2_POWERED_BY’);?> <a href=”http://www.joomla.org/”>Joomla!&#174;</a>

</p>

</div><!– end footer –>

a.  If you want to Remove the Joomla 2.5 footer:

  • Change the code to:

 <div id=”footer”>

<jdoc:include type=”modules” name=”position-14″ />

</div><!– end footer –>

  • Click on ‘Save & Close’

b.  If you want to Change the Joomla 2.5 footer text to show the Copyright symbol, current year, Your Name, and a link to your website:

**** Thanks to the comments below from Susie and Mark – I’ve updated the code for the echo date and URL link.

  • Change the code to:

 <div id=”footer”>

<jdoc:include type=”modules” name=”position-14″ />

<p>
 &copy Copyright <?php echo date(“Y”);?> Elaine <a href=’http://www.cmsmind.com/’>Joomla Tutorials</a>

</p>

</div><!– end footer –>

Of course change the code in red to your own details of your own website.

  • Click on ‘Save & Close’
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3. Joomla 2.5 - Edit Template index.php Code

After that you can refresh your Joomla 2.5 website and you will see the footer changed.

Hope that helps you!

Thanks,

Elaine

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Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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Edna February 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Thanks a lot! This greatly helps!

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Elaine February 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Hi Edna,
No problem, glad the post helped you.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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Susie Ngamsuwan March 2, 2012 at 9:16 am

And here I go looking for the footer.php… thanks for this tut.
May I mention that if anyone got problem with the code, I had to change the (‘Y’) to (“Y”) to get it to work without a listing of errors. However, I was working on my latest WAMP localhost…???

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Elaine March 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Hi Susie,
Thanks for the comments, will definitely update my post with your suggestion.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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Mike March 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Ditto on the ‘Y’ changed to “Y” on a live site otherwise it displays the single quotation mark. This may be more of a PHP config issue (I recall running into this type of problem some time back but don’t recall the details).

Analogously, I had to use single quotation marks instead of double to the href address to prevent to prevent Joomla 2.5 from adding http://www.sitename.com/index.php in front of the link address I was trying to use (so in this case on my Joomla site, href=’http://www.cmsmind.com/’… works, whereas href=”http://www.cmsmind.com/” … generates the error).

Thanks for the info Elaine.

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Elaine March 22, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Hi Mike,
Thanks for the explanation – really appreciate it. I will update my post accordingly.
Thanks for the visit,
elaine

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Doug Lindsay March 28, 2012 at 2:18 am

Hi Elaine,
I had to remove the single quotes around the href link, and leave no quotes to get the link to work. Maybe it’s a PHP version issue dependant on the web host? Great site, new to Joomla so surfing around looking for tips and found you. Thank you.
Doug

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Elaine March 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Hi Doug,
Thanks for your comments and appreciate your feedback. Yah perhaps the PHP version, everyone is running something different.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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Daniel Aguiar April 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Valeu muito Obrigado! Já trabalho com informática a mais de 10 anos mas na área de manutenção e redes, agora estou me aventurando em sites.

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Elaine April 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm

oi Daniel,
Sem problemas. Networking e manutenção é o material duro, criação de websites é a parte fácil. Você vai buscá-lo rápido.
Obrigado por sua visita,
Elaine

I hope that was portuguese and my response made sense. lol :)

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Training April 26, 2012 at 10:42 am

Thanks, this helped!

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Elaine April 26, 2012 at 10:59 am

Hi,
No problem. Glad my post helped.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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Benjamin May 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Hi Elaine,

Thank you for a great tutorial, really helps.

Your website is now one of my favourite websites to visit and get into my web browsers’ bookmarks. Thank you! :-)

Cheers,

Benjamin

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Elaine May 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Hi Benjamin,
No problem. Thanks for adding my site to your favourites.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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dewita May 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm

thanks, the above trick I’ve done but not successful. why how about a template that is already in the manipulation by the developers ? the first step what to do ?

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ginjix May 31, 2012 at 6:47 pm

thanks Elaine… sangat membantu… :D

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Elaine June 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Hi ginjix,
no problem! I googled what it meant, and i’m glad the tutorial was helpful to you. :)
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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jantutor June 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Excellent work Elaine – I know I’ll get slated for this but it’s particularly great that the JOOMLA learning experience is coming from a truly competent woman (I guess that there are a few out there who share my views but in these days of political correctness haven’t had the courage to say so). Go girl!

I’m a reluctant JOOMLA addict with zero skills but 99% passion and I love what you’re doing.

Jan

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Kitti June 3, 2012 at 12:48 am

New for Joomla and just found you web site, very use full for new starter.

Just one simple question, How can I move the footer text “Powered by Joomla” to at the center of left. I have add the following code but it does not work.

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Martin June 16, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Thanks this was just what I needed!
It only works for me (joomla 2.5.4) with out double or single “/’.

I modified it a bit and added target=”_blank”, as I wanted to link to a different domain:

&copy Copyright MyName

Thanks!

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Elaine June 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Hi Martin,
That’s great. Thanks for sharing your solution. All the best.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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ParkmyCash June 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I used this article to edit the footer of my website.

thanks!

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Afzal Qureshi July 9, 2012 at 9:00 am

Thanks a lot for such a beautiful way of explanation.
Thanks again.

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Suresh July 18, 2012 at 10:35 am

These steps helped me to remove the footer text “powered by Joomla”.

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chukwuma August 1, 2012 at 10:28 am

Thanks for the lesson. it helped me.
Chuks from Nigeria

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Elaine August 1, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Hi Chukwuma,
Wow Nigeria, that’s cool. No problem. I’m glad my post helped you!
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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suboxone August 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Your style is very unique in comparison to other people I’ve read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this page.

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Aziz Khan August 3, 2012 at 7:49 am

here i will show you how to remove the footer text in your premium joomla 2.5 template.

1- go to your main directory in your web server root.

2-find out templates.

3-directory of template name.

4- libs directory.

5- layouts directory.

7-open up default.php with any text editor scroll down to bottom and you will see the footer text just remove it or change it to your required text.

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Tinkster September 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Hi,
I could remove the text on 2 out of 5 pages, but it shows on three pages ????
How can it be erased from some pages but not all??

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Carlos Souquett September 12, 2012 at 2:28 am

Hi, Elaine

I want to remove “Joomla 2.5 Templates designed by Joomla Web Design” in the template Joomla Business12 from . Can you help me, please? Thanks

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alphonso September 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm

How does one remove words Contribute!, Books and Shop!” at the bottom of Joomla 2.5 banners?

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Elaine September 25, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Hi Alphonso,
Take a look at this post here and let me know if you still can’t figure it out.
Thanks for your visit (again) :)
elaine

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eddy October 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Dear Elaine,

We would like to remove the “Joomla 2.5 Templates designed by Joomla Web Design” in the template Joomla Business12 from . Can you help us please?

Thank you.

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eddy October 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Dear Carlos Souquett,
Try this out.
Go to your your Joomla 2.5 root directory, then open ‘templates’, here you will see a folder written ‘Block’. Open it and you see a file ‘ footer.php’. Then you can edit it from here.

Enjoy.
Eddy Nyella.
Tanzania.

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Obiman October 8, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Hi,

Was anyone able to help Carlos Souquett with the request: “I want to remove “Joomla 2.5 Templates designed by Joomla Web Design” in the template Joomla Business12 from . Can you help me, please? ”

I am asking because I have the exact same problem with the exact same template .

Thanks,
Obiman

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Obiman October 9, 2012 at 12:30 am

I followed the direction Eddy Nyella provided and it worked. The only difference was I found “blocks” on business root and not Joomla 2.5 root. It could different for others.

Thanks to all/obiman

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Chris Andrews December 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Hi Elaine,

I have removed the footer from my website however it only works on the home page – the main content on the other pages seem to stop short. I have included the site for you to see the problem.

Any help will be most appreciated

Many thanks,

Chros

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Elaine December 6, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Hi Chris,
Can you show me what you mean? I went to your site but cannot see footers on any of your pages.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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Sangram December 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I have removed the footer from my website.
Any help will be most appreciated

Many Many Thanks,
Sangram

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Vijia December 22, 2012 at 12:29 pm

eddy October 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Dear Carlos Souquett,
Try this out.
Go to your your Joomla 2.5 root directory, then open ‘templates’, here you will see a folder written ‘Block’. Open it and you see a file ‘ footer.php’. Then you can edit it from here.

Enjoy.
Eddy Nyella.
Tanzania.

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Asad February 3, 2013 at 3:22 pm

I wasn’t looking proper to the code and almost crashed the whole layout, but I succeed changing the footer. The template of my website looks very professional after changing the footer. Thank for tutorial!

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Anna February 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Hi there
This tutorial is so easy to follow, even for a newbie like me!
I have hit a snag though – on Design Canvas template I cannot find the specified code. Where else would it be hiding?
regards
Anna

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Nikeeta April 24, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Hi Elaine,

Couldn’t stop myself from thanking you, for these easy to follow and very helpful tutorials. I’m developing my first site in Joomla and should credit many learning to you.

Thanks once again,
Nikeeta

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Elaine April 26, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Hi Nikeeta,
No problem. I’m glad the tutorials are helpful. :)
Elaine

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wisno May 4, 2013 at 10:28 am

Great tip

I did your tip and work very well in my website.

Thanks

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Elaine May 9, 2013 at 2:34 am

Hi Wisno,
No Problem. Glad it worked for you!
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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mir May 20, 2013 at 8:07 pm

thanks a lot

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JRD June 3, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Falling in love with these tips of yours.It served me greatly.Elaine! You are simply fabulous.Tons of thanks

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Elaine June 3, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Hi JRD,
Thanks for your comments. I’m glad my tutorials help you. :)
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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Abdel ilah September 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Thanks a lot! This greatly helps!

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Agent For Real Estate In Dallas TX June 13, 2014 at 6:06 pm

As somebody who builds my own web work, I cannot tell you how frustrating it can be to try and change these things! Thanks for the pointers! This will save me hours.

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