Remove “Proudly Powered By WordPress” from the Twenty Twelve Theme

As requested by a youtube viewer, here is how to remove the Proudly Powered By WordPress” from the Twenty Twelve WordPress theme. BE VERY CAREFUL doing this because it requires an edit to the footer.php file. If you delete anything other than these consecutive lines of code, you can really mess your site up. Do this at your own risk:

Go to “Appearance”, “Editor”, and click on “footer.php”. Remove the lines below: (NOTE: There may be some characters off in the code below so you will have to visually find it as opposed to copy and pasting this code into your browsers “Find” feature.)

<div class="site-info"><?php do_action( 'twentytwelve_credits' ); ?><a href="<?php echo esc_url( __( '', 'twentytwelve' ) ); ?>" title="<?php esc_attr_e( 'Semantic Personal Publishing Platform', 'twentytwelve' ); ?>"><?php printf( __( 'Proudly powered by %s', 'twentytwelve' ), 'WordPress' ); ?></a></div><!-- .site-info -->

WordPress Blogging Tutorial For Beginners

In my last full length WordPress video, I showed you how to create a website with the Twenty Twelve WordPress theme.   In this video, you’ll learn about creating a BLOG from start to finish using a free professional theme from called the “Humix” theme.

Some of the same things covered in this video are also in the last video.  Things like installing a contact form plugin and using the photo editing application PIXLR are explained but I definitely think you’ll enjoy learning about the blogging functionality of WordPress and working with the Humix theme.

You’ll also learn how to create an image slide show on the blog page with the Humix theme!

Things covered in this tutorial include:

  • Setting up a domain name and hosting account with
  • Getting your first month of web hosting for just 1 cent
  • Installing WordPress on your hosting account
  • Downloading and installing a free professional WordPress theme
  • Finding free, high quality, public domain icons and photos
  • Using a free online application to create a logo and edit photos.
  • Creating pages and blog posts
  • Understanding blogging functionality including user comments and categories
  • Using the visual editor to add images and customize text
  • Creating a custom navigation menu with optional drop down menus
  • Adding an optional slideshow to the blog page with your own pictures and captions
  • Embedding youtube videos
  • Installing a contact form plugin and more!

This is going to be the first video in a series “Blogging with WordPress” videos so stay tuned!  I’m going to be covering things like basic search engine optimization, starting a mailing list, adding social media plugins, etc..

I hope you enjoy!

Create a Website From Start to Finish

Welcome to my first video (see below)! Its not perfect but I really feel like it does what I wanted it to do.

I wanted my first video to take an absolute beginner all the way through the process of building a website from scratch so I didn’t want to skip any steps whatsoever. I tried to be very intentional about making sure everything was thoroughly explained so it ended up being a little longer than I anticipated – I would much rather it be thorough and lengthier than shorter but hard to follow.

Stop Making Excuses and Build A Website!

Taking the first step can be hard.  I know (from experience) how difficult it can be to achieve certain goals like building a website.  Goals are so much easier said than done.  We love to talk about our awesome ideas – and they may truly be awesome ideas – but we constantly make excuses and fail to take actionable, tangible steps to accomplish them.  Whether its making excuses, spending time “perfecting” things that aren’t necessary, or generally wasting time, many of us have a tendency to dance around our ideas.

I wanted to write this post to help encourage those of you who may be stuck in a state of “perpetual inaction” as it relates to building a website and finally breathing some life into the ideas you’ve been throwing around your head for who knows how long.

I encourage you to leave comments with any questions and or comments you have so I can constantly improve the quality of these posts!  I really appreciate your feedback!


Remove Limiting Beliefs, Stop Making Excuses

“I don’t have photoshop.”

“I don’t have graphic design skills.”

“I don’t know how to program.”

etc, etc, etc…

You will learn about excellent, free alternatives to photoshop, I’m going to teach you basic graphic design skills that will make you LOOK like a professional, and you don’t need to know how to program to build a professional website. Stop making excuses and get it done.