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How To Remove "Powered By PrestaShop" And Other Things From Bottom Of Footer On A PS Website

Please note that I do not get paid to write these articles.

The following is using Prestashop 1.5 version images, but similar process and selections exist for 1.4 and 1.6.  So, this should still be useful regardless which of those versions you are making use of.

  1. Method 1.
    By removing check from CMS Block checkbox to not show footer message.
    1. Login to your PrestaShop control panel (back end office).

    2. Select Modules from the Modules menu at top.

    3. Scroll down and find CMS Block, and click on Configure for that module.

    4. Scroll down and remove the check from the checkbox that says Display "Powered by PrestaShop", and then select Save.

    5. You will see a message say it has been updated:

    6. Go to your website, and refresh/reload the website, and if needed clear your Internet browser's cache (typically done from the browser's Tool or History or Option menu, depending on your browser vendor and version).  You should no longer see the footer showing the Powered By Prestashop line.  If it still shows, then try the following after this.

  2. Method 2 - In Addition To Above.
    Force Compilation. If the above method does not work, then after doing the above, try doing the following to force compilation.

    1. Select Performance from the Advanced Parameters at top menu of your PS control panel.

    2. Click the button to Clear Smarty cache & Autoload cache, and wait for the page to refresh.
    3. Then, change Template Cache setting to be Force Compilation, and push Save.

    4. You will see a message say Update Successful.

    5. Set the Template cache back to "Recompile templates if the files have been updated" or similar phrase, or other choice if you want, and then press Save.

  3. Method 3.
    Modifing the file (blockcms.tpl) that contains the code showing the Powered by PrestaShop and copyright messages.  If the above two methods fail for you, then you would want to try modifying the blockcms.tpl file that contains the lines that cause the unwanted lines in the footer of your website pages.  I will not cover the various tools or methods you can use to access and edit such a file, but quickly metioning that you can use such things as WHW1's cPanel Code Editor or just Editor from within the cPanel File Manager tool, or use a Notepad along with a FTP software.  My example below will have images from File Manager of cPanel and either the Code editor and/or Editor access from within that File Manager tool.

    1. Access your hosting file system, and go to where the /modules/blockcms folder is. Typically, that would be /public_html/modules/blockcms. 

    2. Copy the blockcms.tpl file as a precaution.  If using cpanel File Manager tool (such as that provided by Web Hosting With $1), then right mouse click on the file of blockcms.tpl to see a menu, and choose Copy, and then follow instructions and give the same name plus a time stamp for the copied file; such as blockcms-201707151820PDT.tpl.  The timestamp of 201707151820PDT (Means July, 18, 2017 6:20 PM, Pacific Daylight Time) is optional, and you can name it anything you want.

    3. Once you have a copied file, then edit the file.  You can download the file and edit it and upload it back or use the File Manager tool as indicated above and choose Code Edit.

    4. Search for the word "Powered" in the blockcms.tpl file.