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

by Elaine on June 16, 2011

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 cmsmind.com”

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:

/templates/Beez_20/index.php

3.  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 –>

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″ />
<p>
Copyright Elaine <a href=”http://www.cmsmind.com/”>Cmsmind.com</a>
</p>
</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!

Elaine

elaine@cmsmind.com

 Joomla 1.6 Help   How to Remove Powered by Joomla Footer Text

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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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

morganTHX July 31, 2011 at 5:55 am

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.

regards
morganTHX

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Elaine August 1, 2011 at 1:59 am

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,
Elaine

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Rajesh September 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

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 :-)

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Elaine September 2, 2011 at 10:51 am

Hi Rajesh,
No problem. Glad it worked for you.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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Ma. Glovelyn September 29, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Thank you :)
much Appreciated :)

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Elaine September 29, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Hi Ma. Glovelyn,
No problem.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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wim January 7, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Thanks forthis useful help.
If my text in this mail is not correct, excuse me.
I live in the Netherlands

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Elaine January 10, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Hi Wim,
No problem! Thanks for your visit :)
Elaine

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manoj January 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Thank you Friend…..That was really helpfull
manoj

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Elaine January 18, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Hi Manoj,
I’m glad you found the post helpful.
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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Amri January 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

this is very useful man.. thank you so much

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Elaine January 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Hi Amri,
I’m glad you found the post helpful.
Thanks for your kind comments and your visit,
Elaine

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Raama April 8, 2012 at 2:10 am

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

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Elaine April 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Hi Raama,
No problem. I’m glad my site helped you. :)
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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Sassine Sarkis April 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Hi there,
Thanks a million…..
But still the link i included in the footer is not working.
Thanks again

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Elaine April 26, 2012 at 3:53 am

Hi Sassine,
Sorry to hear it’s not working for you. What’s wrong with your footer? what does it show?
Thanks for your visit,
elaine

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Serwis Laptopów katowice July 19, 2012 at 11:25 pm

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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DIVJOT July 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm

HELLO SIR
CAN I ADD A NEW TEMPLATE INTO MY WEBSITE???

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Rafting Tara Drina September 3, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Describe more options how to find ‘powered by’ in different template ?

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Oscar October 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Hi Elaine,

I would like to make the beez 20 footer grey rectangle wider. Can you help?

Thanks,

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