Simple one for today, how to remove Proudly powered by WordPress from the new TwentySeventeen theme footer.
I am using basic WordPress as a wire-framing tool – which it is quite good for.

So, just downloaded and installed the latest WordPress 4.7 version

Opened up mysql and added a database and user:

mysql -uroot -p
create database my_db;
CREATE USER 'new_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'pwd***';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON my_db.* TO 'new_user'@'localhost';

Did the WordPress install dance.
Added a load of pages and menus – all looking good.
Apart from an annoying ‘Proudly powered by WordPress’ in the footer.
And it’s in a new place for the TwentySeventeen theme just to keep us guessing.

grep -rn "Proudly " ./*

Finds it here


Tucked away in site-info.php

So bit of nano editing and we’re done.

That’s it for today ….