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Removing the 'Powered by BigCommerce' Link (Blueprint)

These instructions only apply to our legacy Blueprint Themes that have not been customized. For Stencil-based themes, see Removing 'Powered by BigCommerce' from Stencil Themes for more information.

All BigCommerce themes feature a Powered by BigCommerce link in the footer area. Use the following instructions to remove this link from your storefront.

BigCommerce logo featured in the footer of a theme


Removing the Link from the Storefront

1. Go to Storefront › My Themes, then click Edit HTML/CSS.


2. In the list of Other Template Files on the left, select Footer.html.

The Footer.html template file.


Pro Tip! - Use Ctrl F or Command F to quickly locate template files in the list.

3. Locate and delete the following code from the file:


Pro Tip! - Some themes may implement the powered-by code differently. Use CTRL F or Command F to locate %%GLOBAL_PoweredBy%% and remove the element (e.g. paragraph tag, span tag) displaying it.

4. Save your changes.


Removing the Link from the Mobile Theme

These steps apply to stores using the BigCommerce mobile theme as opposed to a responsive theme. For more information on the differences between responsive themes and the BigCommerce mobile theme, see Using the BigCommerce Mobile Theme.

For Stencil-based themes, see Removing 'Powered by BigCommerce' from Stencil Themes for more information.

In order to complete these steps, you must have a WebDAV client such as CyberDuck installed on your computer. For more information see File Access (WebDAV).

Downloading the Mobile Template

1. Go to Storefront › Mobile Theme Settings.

2. Verify that Enable Mobile Theme and at least one device under Enable on These Devices are selected.

Mobile theme settings

3. Click Download Template Files. Your mobile theme files will download in a single .zip file.

Download template files button highlighted in the Mobile tab

4. Create a new folder on your desktop and name it BigCommerce Mobile Theme Files.

5. Move the downloaded .zip file to the new folder on your desktop, then unzip the file using a program such as 7-Zip or WinZip.

Example of extracted mobile theme files

Updating Footer.html

1. In the list of theme files you unzipped, open the Panels folder, then find Footer.html. Open it in a plain text editor such as Notepad or TextEdit.

2. Locate, then delete the following code.

<span class="powered-by">%%GLOBAL_PoweredBy%%</span>

The 'Powered by' variable in Footer.html.

3. Save your changes, then close the file.

Uploading Your Changes

1. In your control panel, go to Server Settings File Access (WebDAV), then click Download. A Cyberduck connection file will download to your computer.

WebDAV connection file download button

2. Open the downloaded file. It will automatically open a connection to your store’s server in your WebDAV client.

3. Upload the Footer.html file from the BigCommerce Mobile Theme Files folder you created earlier to the mobile_template/Panels folder in your WebDAV connection.

Example of Footer.html uploaded to WebDAV.

4. Once the upload is complete, view your store on a mobile device to verify that the Powered by BigCommerce link no longer displays.


Getting Help

Don't feel comfortable adjusting your design or want to work with an expert? Check out our BigCommerce Partner Directory or ask your question in the BigCommerce Community Design Group for assistance. Due to our Design Policy, our Techincal Support is unable to edit code or make design changes.



Can the 'Powered by BigCommerce' link be removed from emails?

Yes. See Customizing Emails to learn how.

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