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Joomla 2.5 – How to Remove Footer – Powered by Joomla

Joomla 2.5 Access the Template Manager
1. Joomla 2.5 Access the Template Manager

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
Joomla 2.5 Change to the Templates Tab
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

Joomla 2.5 Edit Beez_20 Details & Files
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’
Joomla 2.5 Edit Template Page Template HTML
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’
Joomla 2.5 - Edit Template index.php Code
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

53 comments
  1. Susie Ngamsuwan

    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…???

  2. Mike

    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.

  3. Doug Lindsay

    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

    1. Elaine

      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

  4. Daniel Aguiar

    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.

    1. Elaine

      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 🙂

  5. Benjamin

    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

  6. dewita

    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 ?

  7. jantutor

    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

  8. Kitti

    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.

  9. Martin

    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!

  10. suboxone

    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.

  11. Aziz Khan

    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.

  12. Tinkster

    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??

  13. Carlos Souquett

    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

  14. eddy

    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.

  15. eddy

    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.

  16. Obiman

    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

    1. Obiman

      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

  17. Chris Andrews

    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

  18. Vijia

    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.

  19. Asad

    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!

  20. Anna

    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

  21. Nikeeta

    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

  22. Agent For Real Estate In Dallas TX

    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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