Open Letter to Elegant Themes About Their Footer Credit

Dear Elegant Themes,

Please forgive this open letter to you about your footer credit, but it seems that it is the only way to get through to you.

I genuinely believe that your themes are the best on the internet. I believe that your pricing plan is the fairest too. Your customer service is second to none. However, one thing seriously lets you down.

You insist that you have a footer credit on my sites. I don’t want it or like it.

Yes, one of the tools that I have used to develop my sites is from Elegant Themes. However, that should not give you the right to advertise yourselves there. I do not want to display “Designed by Elegant Themes” anywhere on my sites.

Do architects advertise their services on buildings that they have designed? Does any other tool manufacturer have a right to have a credit on the things their tools are used to create?

The short answer is, “NO!”

I know that it is possible to delete your credit by editing your themes “footer.php” file. But every time the theme is updated it reappears!

I INSIST that you stop putting your credit link graffiti on my sites.

Please stop.

Yours sincerely,


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