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Disabling the BoldGrid and WordPress Attributions, as well as the Special Thanks link, is an exclusive feature unlocked when using a BoldGrid Premium Connect Key. The following instructions provide the steps on how to hide these links, so they no longer appear in your website’s footer.
Hide Attributions and Special Thanks Links
- Log into your BoldGrid Administrative Dashboard.
- Click on Customize from the menu to the left.
- From the Customizer options, click on Advanced.
- Click on Footer Settings.
- Under Attribution Control click the check boxes next to Hide BoldGrid Attribution, Hide WordPress Attribution, and Hide Special Thanks Link.
- Click on the Save & Publish button to finalize your changes.
Congratulations! When using a BoldGrid Premium Connect Key, you now know how to hide the Special Thanks and BoldGrid/WordPress Attributions links from your website’s footer. For additional advanced tutorials, be sure to check out the BoldGrid Support Center.
Remove the Attribution Page from Site Map
An attributions page is created automatically by the Inspirations plugin when you install the starter content and it’s used to display the license information associated with the images added during installation. Any images added to your website with the BoldGrid Connect Image Search, another feature of the Inspirations plugin, will also be added to that page automatically if they are used in your website content.
The images installed by Inspirations or collected through the Connect Image generally have Creative Commons licenses associated with them and are free to use in your website content, so long as the appropriate attribution and license information is displayed somewhere on your website. We chose to exclude that page from the admin editing interface as a best effort attempt to mitigate the potential for our users to open themselves up legal disputes by accidentally removing that information.
That being said, you are free to manage your website content as you see fit and we are more than happy to show you how to remove that page if desired.
The first thing to do is deactivate the Inspirations plugin on your website since it will attempt to rebuild the Attributions page any time you create or update your website content.
The next step will require some direct database changes since that page is not accessible through the WordPress dashboard. Open up the database management tool for your hosting provider and locate the database associated with your website. With the database opened, look for the _posts table in there.
The database in the screenshot uses the default prefix wp but the specific one used for your website might be different depending on your host’s configuration.
In your _posts table, locate the entry that has Attribution in the post_title column, select that entry and use Delete it from your database.
The database management tool from your hosting provider might appear differently than the one used in these screenshots, but all of the information will stored in the same structure. One thing to keep in mind is that if you continue to have the Inspirations plugin activated on your site is that the page might regenerate itself in the future. Deactivating the plugin after removing the page from your database will prevent it from reappearing in the future.
We hope this helps you remove the Attribution page from your website!
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