How to Remove the Footer Link for Verbosa Theme in WordPress

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Normally, removing the footer credits in a theme is easy. We can use an action hook, modify the child theme to just rewrite the relevant page. However, Cryout Creations makes it very difficult to remove the footer link for Verbosa and their other themes. For example, the Verbosa theme has the following text at the bottom:

Powered by Verbosa & WordPress

As shown here:

Verbosa Footer Link Credits

All the Cryout themes have footers like this like Fluida, Kahuna, Anima etc. On their support forums, the admins on Cryout Creations require a donation for premium support before they show you how to remove the footer credits. They say:

“We give instructions on how you can remove our link if you make a premium support donation – see http://www.cryoutcreations.eu/donate”

As shown here:

Remove Footer Credit Link if Premium Donation

Furthermore, when you ask them how to remove the footer link, they say:

“That’s our credit link and it’s the only thing we ask to be kept intact in return for our free work.”

A support donation allows you to remove the footer link and it’s included in their pricing as shown here:

Footer Link Removal with Donation

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to remove the footer credits link for Verbosa and other themes from Cryout Creations.

Step 1: Find the Action Hook that Calls the Function

Navigate to your themes folder in:

wp-content/themes/[themename]

And search for the “includes” folder. Inside that, open the “core.php” file as shown here:

Location of Core File for Verbosa

Now search for the following text:

add_action('cryout_master_footer_hook'

This should find the function that fires the footer links.

Add Action for Cryout Master Footer Hook

In Verbosa, the line is:

add_action('cryout_master_footer_hook', 'verbosa_master_footer');

In Fluida, it is:

add_action( 'cryout_master_footer_hook', 'fluida_master_footer' );

Make a note of this. Specifically, note the second parameter. So for Verbosa, the second parameter is:

verbosa_master_footer

And for Fluida, the code is:

fluida_master_footer

Step 2: Add Code to your functions.php

If you don’t know how to insert code like this into WordPress, read my earlier tutorial on how to do this. You can either use your theme’s functions.php file, or use a custom plugin. I prefer the latter, and the above link will show you how.

Now add the following code to whatever place you use to store custom PHP code:

function remove_verbosa_footer() {
     remove_action( 'cryout_master_footer_hook', 'verbosa_master_footer');
}
add_action( 'wp_loaded', 'remove_verbosa_footer');

Replace the section in bold with the second parameter you got in Step 1. Save your changes.

Step 3: Verify That the Footer is Gone

If everything has gone well, the Cryout Creations footer for the Verbosa (or other themes) should have vanished. Here’s a screenshot as proof:

Removing the Footer Link for Verbosa

Needless to say, if you enjoy using Cryout Creation’s themes etc, you should buy the premium version or make a donation to support their development. This code will help you remove the footer link for Verbosa and others while you make up your mind. Don’t forget that you also get priority support for that year as well!

About Bhagwad Park

I've been writing about web hosting and WordPress tutorials since 2008. I also create tutorials on Linux server administration, and have a ton of experience with web hosting products. Contact me via e-mail!

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