How to remove Footer thesis theme link and add your own site link in Thesis Theme

In this post I am going to show how to remove your footer thesis theme link, and put your own link in footer instead of thesis theme footer link. Why? Because everyone likes to put their own name rights in Footer. Here I am going to show two process in above heading, first one is how to remove footer thesis theme link, and second one is how to add your own link instead of thesis theme footer link.

Remember, you should have thesis developer edition to remove the attribute in footer. In personal edition, you should not remove it.

Watch the video tutorial for complete guidance to remove footer thesis theme link and add your own site link thesis theme.

If you can’t watch the video, you can follow the below steps also for guidance.

1. How to remove footer thesis theme link?

  1. First you have to go your wordpress admin.
  2. In wordpress admin, go to thesis option.
  3. In thesis option, go to custom file editor, click Custom_funtion.php and paste below code or use FTP and put below code in launch.php. (Why I prefer FTP. At the time of accessing Custom_funtion.php via your wordpress admin, it is showing some warning message. That’s why I prefer FTP)
/* Remove footer link*/

remove_action('thesis_hook_footer', 'thesis_attribution');

2. How to add your own link instead of thesis theme footer link?

  1. First you have to go your wordpress admin.
  2. In wordpress admin, go to thesis option.
  3. In thesis option, go to custom file editor, click Custom_funtion.php and paste below code or use FTP and put below code in launch.php. (Why I prefer FTP. At the time of accessing Custom_funtion.php via your wordpress admin, it is showing some warning message. That’s why I prefer FTP)
/* Add your own footer link*/

add_action('thesis_hook_footer', 'custom_footer');

function custom_footer() {
<p>Copyright &copy 2009 <a href="<?php bloginfo(''); ?>"><?php bloginfo('FourBlogger'); ?></a>. All rights reserved.</p><br/>

Before removing Footer Link

Before adding Footer link

After  adding Footer Link

After adding own footer link

If you got any problem in above process, write in comment box. I will help you. If it is useful for you, share your experience in comment box.

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  • sürücü kursu December 29, 2009, 9:43 AM

    a good text. thanks

    • Pascal December 29, 2009, 1:24 PM

      Thanks. Do you run website using Thesis?

  • nirav December 31, 2009, 12:11 PM

    hi I want to know how i can show a category all post (with there content) in single page in thesis theme
    I am using thesis theme version 1.5.1 sp pls give me a solutuion.
    thanks in advance.

  • Therese January 5, 2010, 4:17 PM

    Hi Pascal,
    Thanks for the tutorials! I was able to remove the Thesis footer, that worked just fine, but when I tried to add a custom footer I ran into trouble. The link to my website in the footer directs to a 404 page, and not to my homepage. Any advice on how to fix this?

    I would also like to add a link that directs to the appropriate copyright law. How would I do this?

    The link should read “Lov om opphavsrett til åndsverk”, and you would click through to the following site:,+titt=%C5ndsverksloven&amp;

    I would really appreciate your help!

    Best regards, Therese

    • Pascal January 5, 2010, 7:40 PM

      Hi Therese. Thanks for following tutorials.

      I am not sure why did you get 404 page. Do one thing. First post the links you required in footer and then inform me. I will look what is going wrong with links. Sure it should be some very basic problem. I am ready to help you.

      • Therese January 7, 2010, 3:56 PM

        Hi Pascal,

        The problem is that I don´t know HOW to post a link in the footer. I´m new to Thesis and any type of code. Perhaps you can help?


  • toplist February 1, 2010, 2:26 PM

    a good text. Thanks for article and share

  • toplu bilgi February 1, 2010, 5:07 PM

    Thanks for article and share. Thanks admin.

  • Lee Hughes February 17, 2010, 11:09 PM

    Would I use this method to create links in my footer?

    Am planning on putting a serious of links in my footer. Is this is best method?


    • Suresh February 18, 2010, 12:18 AM

      hai lee,
      you can use the same method for your series of links in footer, also you can style it according to your wish..

  • Mike February 21, 2010, 3:59 PM

    How can I remove the the footer from a prolet template? I tried adjusting your code, but without luck. Thanks!

  • Kris March 30, 2010, 8:13 AM

    how about the wordpress admin link in footer? how to delete this?

    • Suresh March 30, 2010, 10:31 AM


      by hacking the core you can remove wordpress admin link using ftp software.

      1.login your ftp
      2.Find this path
      3. open the footer.php file. This file you have the function called thesis_admin_link() just disable thsi function by adding double slash in front. or remove this function.
      example //thesis_admin_link(); this file now your admin link will removed

      • Kris March 31, 2010, 6:45 AM

        There is no footer.php inside the functions folder.. I saw it in , but in footer.php , I cannot see the code thesis_admin_link().. pls reply asap, cause I need this.. thank u very much!

        • Suresh March 31, 2010, 9:28 AM

          The path is If you are ready to upgarde thesis 1.7 after the upgrade you will do it..

          • Kris March 31, 2010, 10:50 AM

            Thank u very much! ^_^
            Keep up the good work & God Bless..

            • Pascal March 31, 2010, 12:44 PM

              Thanks for your kind words.

    • Dave September 7, 2010, 2:05 PM

      Seems a little late.. but you can remove the link without hacking the core.

      Just add the following into your custom_functions.php:

      • Kris September 8, 2010, 8:29 PM

        I really appreciate it.. thank you very much!

        • Clauz September 10, 2010, 11:51 PM

          Kris and Dave,

          Actually, there is an even easier way…

          Go to the Design Options for Thesis theme, there is a box called Display Options, and inside of it there is a section called Administration. Uncheck the option called “Show admin link in footer” and there you go.

          If we remove things on code that are options from the panel, then we are actually limiting the user and cutting the flexibility short. Using a theme like this requires us to be very tidy and careful when modifying it so we dont lose what it offers to the users which is the ability to modify much of it from the admin panel.

  • Shamim April 13, 2010, 2:17 PM

    It’s a easiest tips to remove the footer link from Thesis.

    tnx man……for doing this blog.

    Hope to see here again.

    • Suresh April 13, 2010, 4:48 PM

      hai shamim,

      thanks.. we have more thesis tutorials at fourblogger youtube channel

  • CO Domain Guru August 2, 2010, 4:57 AM

    By custom_functions do you mean the file named functions in the thesis folder. I have version 1.7? I was able to get this to work on one of sites however for some reason I can’t seem to get this to work on the one I am currently working on.

    • Pascal August 9, 2010, 6:53 PM

      Hi guru,

      Our thesis team totally move to our membershipsite fourbloggerclub. so nowadays we are solve any single thesis issue for $$ only. it is ok for you. send your requirements.
      contact us via contact form

  • يوتيوب October 6, 2010, 8:41 PM

    it’s easy to do … thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Shan @ Last Shreds Of Sanity October 12, 2010, 1:56 AM

    I have used this hack before and it worked just fine, but for some reason today it broke my blog. I get this error

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/shan/public_html/ThisIsATest/wp-content/themes/thesis_18/custom/custom_functions.php on line 44

    Even when I replace the launch.php or custom function files with fresh ones, the error persists. The only solution is to delete and reinstall thesis.

    What did I do wrong?

    • Nikki November 12, 2010, 11:38 PM

      Hi Shan, did you fix this? I have the same problem and I’m stuck.

      • Shan @ Last Shreds Of Sanity November 14, 2010, 12:42 AM

        Nope. I cannot get the footer to work for me. I have no idea why. And I have designed a couple of other Thesis blogs using the same technique and it worked but on this particular install it did not.

        I am still stumped and would love to have my design credits in that blog.

  • paul March 3, 2011, 7:27 AM

    Hi Pascal,
    Thanks for this TUT.pretty convenient and easy way ^_^

  • Andrea fox March 6, 2011, 9:16 PM

    Thesis theme can make life easy for bloggers. You never have to mess with the php scripts or HTML to insert your google webmaster verification code on the header of your blog again. The same goes with the footer codes.

  • Carla Marshall April 16, 2011, 2:59 AM

    Hi, I’m trying to revise the footer link via custom_functions.php but am just getting the following message:

    Oops, no such file exists! Double check the name and try again, merci.

    Can you advise?

  • abdoorahman April 29, 2011, 4:21 PM

    Damn, it’s cool tips and it works. Thanx a lot man….

  • Kathy June 30, 2011, 2:38 AM

    Thank you so much! Worked perfectly!

  • shashank chinchli July 6, 2011, 8:00 PM

    thanks a lot dude for great tutorial.Today i got adsense cheque just because of you dude!
    thanks a lot !!!
    keeep rolling such great ulitiy sites bro!

  • Fred October 5, 2011, 8:34 PM

    Great post. Works like a charm, thanks, Pascal!

  • Hamiduzzaman December 4, 2011, 12:51 PM

    This is a nice tutorial.I just love four blogger.Thesis theme is the best theme for wordpress.

  • ADAM LAURIE December 8, 2011, 8:19 PM

    This is just what i needed, thanks for the tutorial. Keep them coming!

  • Nicole March 12, 2012, 3:43 AM

    super big thanks. problem solved in one minute!