Removing Powered by PrestaShop

PrestaShop will ship its default “Powered by PrestaShop” credentials line in the footer you might want to remove.

It does not do anything harmful, though (especially when talking about SEO). Still, my customers are always asking to remove this or replace it with their copyright line.

Let us discuss the following and let’s see how you can achieve this:

How to Remove Ecommerce Software By PrestaShop Line

This footer line can be managed from the translations page in the back office.

  1. Go to International → Translations page.
  2. Under “Type of translation”, select “Themes translations.”
  3. Choose theme and language and click Modify button.
Copyright line edit in PrestaShop
Copyright line edit in PrestaShop

4. Type “by PrestaShop” or “ecommerce” in the search bar and update it as you like.

Removing 'Ecommerce software by PrestaShop' copyright line
Removing ‘Ecommerce software by PrestaShop’ copyright line

The copyright notice generally consists of three elements:

  1. The symbol © (the letter C in a circle), or the word “Copyright.”
  2. The year of first publication of the work.
  3. The name of the owner of copyright in work.

For example, © 2012 EShopAddons.

You might notice other sites using “All rights reserved.” That is entirely optional. The content on your store is proprietary (something that belongs only to you), no matter if you provide this information or not.

For this, you will need to edit themes/classic(or your theme)/templates/_partials/footer.tpl file and customize copyright line there.

You might need cache cleanup after file modification.

First, go to back-office → Advanced parameters → Performance.

Second, ensure the Recompile templates if the files have been updated option is selected for Template compilation input.

If you don’t want to enable this option – hit the Clear Cache button when you modify something. With the recompilation option, you won’t need to clean up the cache manually.

Remove Powered By PrestaShop From Emails

This one is tricky and will take you about an hour to accomplish.

  1. Go to the back office, click International → Translations.
  2. From the first form block, choose Type of translation value Email translations; Select the type of email content choose Body.
  3. Select language and theme.
PrestaShop emails footer edit
PrestaShop emails footer edit

4. Expand the core emails block, select an email template, and use Edit HTML version and Edit TXT version to remove that line.

There are almost 80 email templates, and it might take a while to edit all of them.

Edit PrestaShop email in the back office
Edit PrestaShop email in the back office

More Cleanups

I hope this article helps to remove this frustrating line from the frontend and email templates.

There are better ways to customize PrestaShop. See our blog for more.