September 6, 2013 at 7:46 am #61063
I would like to remove the Genesis Footer link from the Prose theme. From what I understand, the Prose theme is structured differently than most of the other themes so simply unhooking genesis_do_footer in the Simple Hooks plugin does not work.
I have found these instructions... http://www.studiopress.com/forums/topic/copyright-problem-using-prose-theme-and-simple-hooks/
Is there any other way to remove the copyright without altering the theme's code? If I edit the init.php file will it revert back every time there is an update?September 6, 2013 at 9:43 am #61086
Interesting question. Prose is coded very differently from others. As always, I'd like to know who coded it, but that's generally on the down-low.
Editing init.php is somewhat risky, I'd bet. Instead, I'd suggest looking in Theme Functions, aka functions.php.
Do a find on "footer", and you'll get down to the stuff eventually. I commented out some lines as per below, and that took out the usual stuff.
/****** add_action('genesis_after', 'genesis_footer_markup_open', 5); add_action('genesis_after', 'genesis_do_footer'); add_action('genesis_after', 'genesis_footer_markup_close', 15); *******/
Recap: this theme pulls out the footer, and then repositions it. By commenting the reposition part as per above, we just leave out the reposition, and it stays gone. This is less invasive than messing with init.php, and reasonably easy to remember if it gets overwritten accidentally by an update.
Dave Chu · Custom WordPress Developer – likes collaborating with DesignersSeptember 6, 2013 at 9:51 am #61087
Thanks for your response David. I will look into this as a temporary solution until I can figure out a way to do it without having to worry about updates. I am also considering on simply changing the font color to match the background. The link will still be there but at least it won't be visible.September 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm #61118
And as I thought about it, another method, somewhat less blunt, is filtering. Check out these, and I just used something like the very bottom one on a site. In your case, you could simply return nothing, or to be more specific, an empty string.
You're still using a function, which you have to put somewhere. When I do mods of stock Genesis themes, I break my functions out into a separate functions file, and then pull that in with a one-liner in normal functions.php. Then even if you have loads of custom code, as I often do, the only change you're making to the stock code is a 1-liner, which is easy to manage, or fix if you forget while updating.
Dave Chu · Custom WordPress Developer – likes collaborating with Designers
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