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Is there a way to remove theme name (and is it okay)

  1. I am using a theme named "Contempt," which I like very much. However, I don't like the name of it, and as my topic is somewhat tricky (race and cultural competence in health care) I don't the word on my site. Can I remove it? I'm happy to give credit to the designers, just want to leave the name off.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Hi traverseculture,

    It is not possible to remove the theme name from the footer because that would involve hiding the entire credits section. This would be in violation of our current policy (which states that the credits link must appear intact in the footer of your site).

  3. michiecat,

    Thanks for your reply. Is there any upgrade I can get that will allow me to do this? I plan to buy the domain name once I have finished the content and am ready to go *really* live.

    If not, I guess I will have to poke around the themes some more.

    Thanks again.

  4. There is no upgrade that lets you take the Footer Credits or Theme Name off a blog - even the VIP hosting which starts at about $ 20,000 a year has to keep the credits intact.

    You have about 150 themes to choose from - seems to me there should be one close to the one you are using with a bit better name that you might like - on the flip side I doubt many people read the footer area anyway.

  5. Well, then, I guess I will go theme hunting again! Thanks for your help.

  6. You be welcome & good luck

  7. but if i design my own theme, i can add my own footer? indeed i will keep but i will be able to play around with the footer , right?

  8. @jignesh272

    Sorry can't do - you can't upload your own custom theme to WordPress.COM - you are limited to the about 150 themes you can see from your Dashboard.

  9. is there no other way? i mean For me as a developer, i use WordPress because it very easy to handle the pages etc, i love the Dashboard. but it doesnt give any platform to developer to design their own theme..

  10. You can move to a WordPress.ORG install with your own host.

    For more on the difference:

  11. oh okay i shall try tat indeed. Much Appreciated.

  12. , i love the Dashboard. but it doesnt give any platform to developer to design their own theme..

    You cannot build or use your own custom theme built from scratch at The only themes we can use are those found here > Appearance > Themes
    This is a multiuser blogging platform. All blogs wearing the same theme are using the same underlying template and we members cannot access the underlying files and edit templates or themes.

    There are two free themes, Sandbox and Toolbox designed to allow maximum flexibility for CSS editing and creating new “skins”. Toolbox is more modern and includes a lot of support for CSS3 and HTML5, so it is really only limited by your skills and knowledge.

    If you have CSS editing experience the upgrade will allow you to stylize the appearance of the themes you find here > Appearance > Themes, but will not allow you to change the functionality, by editing the underlying template. Please read this section >

    Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes at WordPress.COM.

    Does the Custom Design upgrade let me edit HTML?
    No. The Custom Design upgrade allows you to edit fonts and CSS only. You can change the appearance of a theme, but not its HTML markup, PHP code, or content.

  13. so , @timethief do you suggest i should move to rather, since it allows me to explorer my self deeper in WordPress. Like @auxclass suggested.

  14. @jignesh272
    You want to design your own theme. That's not possible on a free hosted blog. Now that you know what is possible on a free hosted blog and what is only possible on a install for self hosting the decision is yours to make.

  15. Indeed, i am aware of the functions well i getting to know it. .Org Serves me better, so i think i will move to .Org. Thank you every one for assistance. Much Appreciated.

  16. You're welcome and best wishes.

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