Here's a simple way to remove the ‘Designed by Elegant Themes Powered by WordPress' link from the footer of your Divi theme.
Edit – While the method in the original article still works (see below the dividing line), there is now an option to edit the footer in Divi – here's how:
Go to: Appearance > Customize
Select Footer then Bottom Bar
You can select the checkbox to disable footer credits which will remove all footer credits, or you can use the box the checkbox to include your own custom footer credits.
Here's the original article for reference purposes:
No php or HTML coding involved and we won’t be making a child theme.
This method is a much safer alternative to messing about with your core WordPress files and will not interfere with your theme’s code at all.
Elegant Themes have produced a superb theme in Divi but judging by the requests I get, the thumbnail options aren’t quite right for a lot of people. I still recommend Elegant Themes and the lifetime licence package is superb value in the long run. I really like the way that the masonry blog module displays a page of posts and shows a nicely sized thumbnail of the featured image, but that isn’t so great on the index pages – the thumbnails fit the width of the page by default and this can make your thumbnail enormous.
You can choose to turn the post thumbnails off on these pages using the theme options panel, but that may not give you the appearance you desire. The quickest way to fix this is to add a simple CSS rule that will tame the images.
Below, I’ll tell you what I did, but first, a couple of disclaimers:
This worked for me, today with my plugins, theme and setup – you may be using a different combination of things and it may not work for you (but it probably will).
Always, always take regular backups of your database and files. If you don’t know how, then please google it today. There are many methods so just choose one that works for you.
Let Us Begin
Login to your WordPress dashboard and use the sidebar to navigate to: Divi >> Theme Options
On the General Settings Tab scroll right down to the Custom CSS box (pictured below):
Type in the following CSS:
Click on Save
Visit your site and reload the page. You may need to refresh your browser's cache by hitting Ctrl and F5.
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Technically, this technique is hiding a link, but I'm pretty sure that no search engines will worry about this use of CSS – it's not as though you're hiding spammy links for some dubious reason and it certainly hasn't affected my SEO.
If you want the very best way, then you need to create a child theme but that does require a certain amount of knowledge.