How To Remove Powered By GeneratePress in Free & Premium Version Theme?

This is my super in-depth tutorial on updating / removing GeneratePress footer copyright (with screenshots).

In this tutorial, I will show you how to:

  • Remove powered by GeneratePress in free version of GP theme
  • Edit/change copyright text area in GeneratePress theme
  • Delete/update powered by GeneratePress with GP Premium

So, either using GeneratePress free theme or GP Premium plugin, this copyright removal guide is exclusively for you.

Before I dive into how to guide, let me tell you, I am using GeneratePress on this blog and recommend the paid version primarily to all of my readers.

If you want to know more about GeneratePress, please read my honest review here. Or, you can download my exclusive GeneratePress templates from here for free.

Let’s start the tutorial.

Why Should You Update The Copyright Area in WordPress?

The copyright section or footer bar is an essential part of a website’s bottom area.

By default, most WordPress themes come with credit copyright text, saying powered by (theme name).

You may also notice a copyright text saying, “powered by GeneratePress“, after installing the theme or GP Premium plugin on your WordPress blog.

Most professional bloggers and affiliate marketers don’t want to keep this text. Even I don’t like too.

In this situation, either you can replace the text with another context like I have done on WP Theme Checker, or delete it completely.

To delete or edit the copyright section text, I have divided this guide into two sections:

  • Updating / Removing GeneratePress copyright footer text in premium version
  • Updating / Removing GeneratePress copyright text in free version

Let’s explore the topic.

How To Remove Powered By GeneratePress Copyright Text?

Follow the guide step by step below to edit, update, or remove powered by GeneratePress footer text with different methods.

Removing Copyright Text With GP Premium

If you are using GeneratePress Pro, that means you have already installed GP Premium plugin on your WordPress site.

GP Premium is a resource that makes everything easy to customize a website without touching parent or child theme files.

Follow the steps below to delete/edit/remove powered by GeneratePress copyright text.

remove powered by generatepress
  1. Click on the Appearance inside WordPress admin area.
  2. Tap on the Customizer option.
  3. Visit Layouts >> Footer section.
  4. Edit or remove the copyright text.
  5. Hit the Publish button.

That’s it.

Note: You can remove the copyright text completely or replace it with your own text (HTML/CSS is allowed).

Deleting Footer Copyright On GeneratePress Free Theme

If you are using Generate Press free version, then it may be a bit technical to remove powered by GeneratePress text.

But don’t worry, follow the steps below to make this happen in the next 2 min.

First of all, copy the PHP code below, and paste it into the theme’s functions.php file’s bottom.

Note: I strongly recommend you paste the code inside GeneratePress child theme. If you haven’t downloaded it, click here to download & install free of cost.

add_filter( 'generate_copyright','tu_custom_copyright' );
function tu_custom_copyright() {

Note: Replace the text saying, “WRITE YOUR CUSTOM COPYRIGHT TEXT HERE” with your own custom text (adding HTML, CSS & PHP codes are allowed).

If you want to remove the entire footer area from your blog, add below PHP code at the bottom of functions.php file.

add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'tu_remove_footer_area' );
function tu_remove_footer_area() {
remove_action( 'generate_footer','generate_construct_footer' );

Once done placing code on the theme, visit your website to see the changes.

Over To you

Undoubtedly, GeneratePress is a fast loading, SEO friendly, lightweight WordPress theme.

If you really care about your website or blog security, GeneratePress is the right theme in 2023. It uses the latest and most stable coding standards.

Have you not upgraded yet? GP Premium is ❤️, and I strongly recommend you take a try the pro version.

You can buy GP Premium at $59 for up to 500 WordPress websites & blogs. This link includes a 40% lifetime renewal discount inside.

In the end, I would like to ask if this tutorial helps you to remove GeneratePress copyright or not?

Also, don’t forget to mention which method you loved the most:
Is it removing powered by GeneratePress:

  • Using a plugin?
  • Or without a plugin?

Either way, ask me anything else via the comments box below. I would love to help you with further queries.

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