How to Remove the Footer Credit in Blogger Template

Are you using free templates on your blogger.com site and wondering how to change the blogger footer credit?

If your answer is yes, then this article is going to be very helpful for you.

Since free blogger templates are easily available on the internet, it is widely used. And with little customization, you can easily give your site a professional look as you want.

The problem is, free templates have a copyright credit in the footer.

This footer credit is provided by the template distributer in return to use the template for free without receiving their paid services.  

But as this footer credit is not associated with the site and actually is an outgoing link from your site to the developer site, you may want to remove this.

Am I right?

But, changing or removing this footer credit is not as easy as it seems. You’ve to play with the template HTML coding from the backend.

And for a beginner blogger, removing this footer credit could be a mess. Also, if there goes anything wrong with the coding, you may lose your entire site.

So, how will you remove this blogger footer credit?

Well, to help you out with this situation and to get rid of the footer credit, I’m going to walk you through a simple step-by-step process.

If you follow these simple steps accordingly and do the thing correctly which I’m going to tell you, you can easily remove the footer credit from the blogger template.

But before you proceed and do the changes, there are few things that you must know as a blogger.

Let’s take a close look.

The short answer is NO.

You’re not ethically allowed to change or remove the copyright credit from the footer of the blogger template.

It is because you’re using the free template and you give nothing to the distributers in return for the template.

This is why, many template distributors such as Sora TemplatesGooyaabi Templates, and TemplatesYard, etc include their credit in the footer of the free templates.

While there are premium templates also available that are paid, which means they are free from copyright issues.

All you have to purchase them before you use them on your blog.

In return, they provide services, technical supports, extra features, customization, and activation or license key along with copyright-free templates.

Is it Necessary to Remove the Blogger Copyright Footer Credit?

Most often seen that new bloggers who started their own blog on blogger don’t want to invest in any premium theme at the starting of their blogging journey.

The reason could be anything for it such as lack of resources or lack of budget, etc.

But as free templates come with footer credit, they provide wrong information about the site, look unprofessional, and lowers user experience.

Thus, for bloggers like you and me, it becomes necessary to remove that footer credit because we want credit for something we create.

We never want to link out or give credit to any third party who is not associated with the site.

Putting the right website footer credit is important because it states that the material of the site is not to be used without the permission of the website owner.

Problems that Most Blogger Face while Changing the Blogger Footer Credit

The most third-party free blogger template has two copyright credits on the footer which are “Created By” and “Distributed By”.

It is seen that bloggers found ease in changing the “Distributed By” or second credit. But the main problem comes with changing the first footer credit which is “Created By”. 

When we change this credit and place our own link, the credit remains unchanged. Sometimes it looks changed but in fact, the credit is hidden around the footer.

And this hidden credit keeps the website redirecting repeatedly after few seconds whenever we open the site. 

The reason behind the problem is an encrypted javascript code that is placed by the distributor. And this is the encrypted javascript code that prevents changing the first footer credit.

Also, decoding this encrypted javascript code could be a tedious process for most bloggers because it requires some sort of coding skills.

So, how to remove the encrypted script from the blogger template?

To help you sort this problem,

I will provide you some javascript codes which you have to put before the copyright credit of the template and your problem will be resolved.

Now that you’ve known why footer credit is necessary, whether it is ethical to remove or not, and the problems that most blogger faces, let’s come back on point.

Here are the steps that you should be following to implement these changes.

How to Remove Blogger Footer Credit without Redirecting

To remove the credit from the blogger template footer, you’ll have to follow these 5 simple steps:

  1. Log in to the blogger dashboard and head over to the theme
  2. Click Edit HTML option followed by the customize option
  3. Find the ‘Distributed By’ in the HTML coding
  4. Paste the given javascript just before the first footer credit
  5. Replace the distributor credit and title with your own credit

But before you do these changes in the theme HTML coding, I will suggest you keep a backup of your blog theme.

This way you can restore your blog in case anything goes unexpected.

Let’s see the steps one by one with the help of screenshots:

Step 1: Log in to the Blogger Dashboard and Head Over to Theme

To remove the blogger footer credit, first of all, log in to your blogger dashboard using your Gmail. Once you logged in, head over to the theme and click it. 

Blogger dashboard
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Step 2: Click on the “Edit HTML” Option followed by the CUSTOMIZE Option

Once you click on the “Theme” option, the browser will open the theme dashboard. Here you’ll have to click on the Customize drop-down option.

Theme dashboard
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Now the new pop-up window will open where you’ll find the “Edit HTML option. Just click on it, it will redirect you to the backend of the theme. 

Edit option on the theme dashboard
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Step 3: Find the “Created By” Credit in the HTML Coding

Once the theme HTML coding window appears, click anywhere in the coding area and press Ctrl+F. It will open a search box just above the coding window as shown in the image.

Search bar in the backend coding
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Now copy some terms from your blogger template which is included in the footer credit and paste them into the search bar.

In my case, I’m searching for “Created By” which is included in the blogger template that I’m using now. Copy the term which is included in your blogger template footer.

Blogger footer credit

Once you search for the pasted word, it will display the coding area where the words are present, as you can see in the image.

Showing footer credit after searching
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As you can see in the image, there are two footer credits that are “Created By” and “Distributed By” available. So, we need to change both the credits. 

Step 4: Paste the Given JavaScript just Before the First Footer Credit

To add your own credit, first copy the given piece of javascript code from the below box. 

<div style='font-size:1px; opacity:0;'>

Give two lines of space where the “Created By” credit starts and paste the copied codes just before “Created By”.

Javascript code to remove footer credit
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Step 5: Replace the Distributor Credit & Title with Your Own Credit

Now, where the copyright area tag ends that is <div class=’copyright-area’>, paste the code given below in the box.

Copyright <a href='https://bloggingprolab.blogspot.com/' rel='dofollow' style='color:#ffeb3b;' target='_blank' title='BloggingProLab'>BloggingProLab</a> All Right Reserved 

In the given code, add your website link in the place of “https://bloggingprolab.blogspot.com/”, and add your site name where I mentioned “BloggingProLab”.

In the end, add a </div> tag as shown in the image and press the save button.

Updated javascript code
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Now you are all set.

Go back to your blogger dashboard and visit your website to make sure that the blogger footer credit has been successfully changed.

footer credit updated

By following these steps, I’m able to change the footer credit successfully for my website. As you can see in the above image. 

Now it’s your turn. 

Conclusion

We hope after following the above steps accordingly and doing things carefully, you’ve successfully changed the blogger footer credit of your site.

If you found this article helpful, make sure to share it with your blogger friends and community. And let them also get benefit from this article.

Or if you’ve any kind of suggestion or query about this article, then feel free to write them in the comments below.

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