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Joomla 1.6 Help – How to Remove “Powered by Joomla” Footer Text

Change Footer Text – Here is another request from a person who left a comment on my post.  How do I remove the “Powered by Joomla” text at the bottom of my Joomla 1.6 website?   You will have to make changes in your index.php file in your site template folder.

For example:  I am using the Beez_20 site template and want to change the footer text to say and link directly to my homepage

“Copyright Elaine at”

Below are steps:

1.  Login to your Joomla 1.6 FTP file manager or FTP file manager.

2. Edit the index.php file in your default site template folder:


3.  Search for the code:

<div id=”footer”>
<jdoc:include type=”modules” name=”position-14″ />
<?php echo JText::_(‘TPL_BEEZ2_POWERED_BY’);?> <a href=””>Joomla!&#174;</a>
</div><!– end footer –>

4.  You can either replace the code or delete the whole text.

a.  If you want to delete the text “Powered by Joomla”, change the code to:

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

</div><!– end footer –>

b.  If you want to change the text to a link (i’ll be using my example above).  Replace the code in red to what you want yours to display.

<div id=”footer”>
<jdoc:include type=”modules” name=”position-14″ />
Copyright Elaine <a href=””></a>
</div><!– end footer –>

5. Save your index.php file.

After you refresh your Joomla website, take a look at the footer and you will see the “Powered by Joomla” gone and replaced with whatever choice you picked in step 4.

If you are using a different template and you didn’t not find the “Powered by Joomla” text in the index.php, you might have to check to see if you have any modules assigned to the footer module of your template and change the footer text from there.

  • Login to your Joomla 1.6 administrator panel.
  • Click on ‘Extensions’, ‘Module Manager
  • Use the filter downdowns and search for ‘Footer’ or equivalent position # from your template positions map.
  • Edit the module that you find in the Footer module.

Hope that helps!


20 thoughts on “Joomla 1.6 Help – How to Remove “Powered by Joomla” Footer Text

  1. thank you Elaine very instructive and useful[better than the forums where people keep arguing with each other].
    What i would like to ask is how to get that drop down menu like you got on your website….thanks again.


    1. Hi Morgan,
      No problem, glad i can help. As to the drop down menu question, My website is WordPress not Joomla.
      Sorry. 🙂
      Thanks for your visit,

  2. Hi elaine,

    Thank you. It was very useful. I was trying many methods but i was not able to remove or change the footer text. Your tutorial was very help full.
    Thank you very much 🙂

  3. Thanks a million, your website saved me many hours. I could follow clear instructions and customized beez_20 template to suit my needs.

  4. Great article ! Exaclly what I was looking for. But please, describe more options how to find ‘powered by’ in different templates.

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