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Remove ‘Powered by Shopify’ from your Shopify Themes: 2 Easy Methods

Remove ‘Powered by Shopify’ from your Shopify Themes: 2 Easy Methods

By default, all free Shopify themes comes with the “Powered by Shopify” message in the footer.  Powerd by Shopify

New merchants might not be bothered at first, but inevitably will eventually ask: “How to remove the Powered by Shopify message from my stores’ footer?” If you’re hoping to convey a highly original brand image, it’s important to give your site an authentic appearance. Having a blatant advertising message attached to the bottom of your Shopify store gives a slightly unprofessional feel. The powered by Shopify message almost feels like having a corporate logo tattooed somewhere on your body, because the ecommerce site is an extension of yourself and your business. Now, I’m not saying that a store powered by Shopify is something to be ashamed of, it just comes down to that personalization and authenticity. So in this article, we will take you through how to remove powered by Shopify from your ecommerce store.

What does Powered by Shopify Mean?

Powered by Shopify simply means that the system that your ecommerce site runs on belongs to Shopify.  To rephrase, as a subscription Shopify customer, you license their site-building software and hosting services, and that is what allows you to build a sophisticated ecommerce site in a simplified way. For this reason, the powered by Shopify tag is placed in the footer of every new store, as well as on the password page. Just to be clear, this default message isn’t some way of taking advantage of unsuspecting Shopify merchants, it’s simply just because they’re proud of what they offer and feel entitled to show off what merchants have achieved using their ecommerce architecture and free themes, rightfully so. For merchants looking to get more serious, however, it’s perfectly understandable to want to remove powered by Shopify from the store to give it a stand-alone, independent and self-sustained perception. Thankfully it’s a simple process to remove powered by Shopify, and we’ll outline the methods below.

How to Remove Powered by Shopify

There are two methods to remove powered by Shopify from the footer of your store. They’re typically referred to as the “easy” and “hard” methods, though they’re both very simple in essence.  We’ll be going through these two methods in detail in the video, so make sure to check it out if anything is confusing about this written tutorial.

Remove Powered by Shopify by Editing Languages - The “Easy” Method

Step 1: This method is really straightforward an you’ll begin by accessing the themes sections of your online store from your Shopify admin and hitting the “Actions” dropdown menu. Remove Powered by Shopify Methods

Step 2: Now just select the “edit languages option”. Remove Powered by Shopify Methods Step 3: From here you’ll want to search “powered” in the filter search and scroll down slightly until you see the two fields indicated as 1 and 2. Remove Powered by Shopify Methods

1) Simply typing a space into this field will remove “Powered by Shopify” from the footer of you store. Alternatively, you can type anything you wish to replace the original powered by Shopify message.

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2) You can now scroll to the powered by Shopify HTML field and delete the text or replace it to remove or change the massage as it appears on your password page.

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Remove Powered by Shopify by Editing Code - The (not really) “Hard” Method

The second method is slightly more intimidating because it involves accessing the footer code. This can be confusing to someone with zero familiarity, but I assure you it very simple. Step 1: First, repeat the first step from the first method, but this time instead of “edit language” choose “edit code”. Remove Powered by Shopify Methods

Step 2: Next locate and expand the Sections folder and click the footer.liquid file. Remove Powered by Shopify Methods

Step 3: Now just use Ctrl+F (or Cmd+F) to search for the following tag:

{{ powered_by_link }} Remove Powered by Shopify Methods

Step 4: Now just delete all occurrences of this tag within the footer.liquid file and the “Powered by Shopify” message will be removed. Finally, to remove the message from your password page, find the password-footer.liquid file and remove the highlighted tag from the image below: Remove Powered by Shopify Methods

Now hit the save button at the top write and all traces of the powered by Shopify message should be removed from your Shopify store.

Powered by Shopify on Different Themes

Powered by Shopify will appear on all Shopify-developed themes by default, so the steps above will apply. That being said, if you’re using a paid third-party theme, the process for removing powered by Shopify may be completely different. In this case, you would need to contact the support for that specific theme.

Make sure to check out our remove powered by Shopify video tutorial to make sure you’ve done it correctly. Let us know if you know of any other methods for removing the powered by Shopify message and any other questions you might have. Good luck!

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