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How To Remove Powered By Shopify Quickly (+ Debutify)

Want to remove the powered by Shopify from your footer? You really should! Here’s the quick and easy way to do so.

Essentially all you have to do is remove the line that says “{{powered_by_link}}” from your theme’s code. This is always found in the “Footer.liquid” file. Follow the step-by-step below to find out how you can access your theme’s footer.liquid file.

Remove the Powered By Shopify line With Code

Step 1: Head on over to Themes under “Online Store” on your Shopify dashboard. Click on the Actions button next to customize and in the dropdown menu select “Edit code”.

how to access you theme's code so you can edit the footer.liquid

Step 2: You’ll be taken to the code of your store. Here you want to find the “footer.liquid” file. You can do so by searching for “footer”. Next, click on “footer.liquid” in the left bar. 

how to remove the powered by shopify from your theme code

Step 3: Inside your footer.liquid code you want to look for “Powered”. You can do this by holding CTRL+F (Windows) or CMD+F (Mac) this will spawn a new search bar on the top right corner. Here you will type “Powered“.

You’ll now see a line of code that contained “Powered By”. Select the “{{ powered_by_link }}” bit and remove it. Then hit save.

how to remove powered by shopify on the brooklyn theme
the following example is from the brooklyn theme

That’s it. Your powered by Shopify text is now removed from the footer and you don’t have to worry anymore about looking unprofessional!

If you’re worried about messing with your themes code, read the rest of this article to find out how you can do it on a copy of your theme instead. 

How to remove powered by Shopify on Debut theme

The “Debut” theme has a little bit of a different setup. It has 3 different “Powered_by_link” lines as shown below. On this theme, you want to remove them for all three.

How to remove powered by shopify on debut theme

Remove Powered By Shopify + Theme By Debutify

Debutify is probably one of the most used store themes in 2020. It’s free to use and has many more ‘premium’ options than your classic free Shopify theme. 

That being said, being widely used, it’s easy to associate these stores with each other. 

This means if one “bad apple” dropshipper has given customers a bad experience using a Debutify theme, they might associate that store with Debutify. 

You don’t want that.

So here’s how you should remove the powered by Shopify and the theme by Debutify from your Debutify theme footer:

Navigate to your “themes” under Online store and choose “actions” on your published theme. In the dropdown menu you will find “Edit code” click on that. 

How to edit the code on Shopify so you can access the footer.liquid file

Next, we’ll have access to all the template files. Here we want to start looking for “footer.liquid”. We can easily do so by typing this in the search bar. Click on the result.

Your screen should now be filled with code. You want to activate the search bar for the code by holding CTRL+F (Windows) or CMD+F (Mac). Search for “Powered”. You should now see two lines of code, remove those and hit save on top right. 

Here's how you remove the "theme by debutify" and "powered by shopify" from the footer of your debutify theme.

That’s it! Removing both those lines means you got rid of the “Powered by Shopify” and the “Theme by Debutify” text from your footer. Super easy and quick to do. 

What If I Don’t Want To Touch My Theme’s Code? 

Anxious to play around with your code? I get it. If you don’t want to do this directly on your live store you don’t have to. Here’s what you should do:

Head over to themes under “Online Store” in your Shopify dashboard. Click on actions and in the dropdown menu select “Duplicate”. 

If you don't want to work on a live Shopify theme to remove the powered by shopify from the footer, you can create a duplicate to be safe

This will create an unpublished copy of your current theme. 

Here's what an unpublished copy of a Shopify theme looks like so you can edit the code

Now you can follow the steps above for this copy of your theme instead. Without touching your actual store’s code. When you’re done, you can publish this version instead.

Why You Should Remove Powered By Shopify 

Now you may be wondering why do I need to remove the Powered by Shopify at all? Who cares about an extra line of text in the footer? Wrong. 

Removing the powered by Shopify is almost essential to your branding. 

Let me explain why.

With dropshipping becoming extremely popular, hundreds of stores are being started DAILY. 

Not all of these “store owners” or “dropshippers” are truthful. Many of them don’t care about customer service and just want to make a quick buck, resulting in a very, very poor customer service experience. 

Those people, who are too lazy to learn how to really run a store, never bother to remove the “powered by Shopify” button. 

This means that whenever a customer has felt “scammed” or “robbed” by a store before, they also witnessed that little line at the bottom “Powered by Shopify”. 

This means that if you keep in there, you can be associated with the bad apples of eCommerce. Do you want that? Heck no!

The next reason to remove this line from your copyright is just that it look unprofessional. 

“Powered By..” lines are known to be used by free websites. Customers know this. 

Whenever they see that line in your copyright, they think you can’t afford to open your own webshop and had to rely on a free method instead. 

You don’t want this. Instead, just remove the line from your code and be done with it.

Your store will look 10x more professional and it’s just 30 seconds of work. 

Final Words

Hopefully, everything is clear and this article has taught you how to quickly remove the “Powered by Shopify” from your theme’s footer.

If anything is unclear or you have a specific theme that you need help removing the powered by Shopify logo from, let me know in the comments below and I’ll try to help you out.

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