How to Remove “Powered by Shopify” With One Line of Code

One of the nice benefits of using Shopify is that you have virtually full control over the branding of your website. Your own web address, your own logos, your own products…what more could you ask for?

Unfortunately, the standard Shopify themes include a pesky little footer at the bottom that says “Powered by Shopify” with a link to Shopify’s website. You’re working so hard to build your own brand, so there’s definitely no need to promote Shopify’s services here. How do you get rid of this “Powered by Shopify” text and link?

There are numerous ways to get this accomplished, but today, we’ll show you how you can remove or overwrite the “Powered by Shopify” text or link with just one line of code!

Step-by-Step Instructions for Removing the Powered by Shopify text and link

Step 1: After logging into your Shopify store’s admin, navigate to the Themes page by clicking on Online Store and then Themes.

Alternatively, you can type the URL directly in your browser as follows:

Step 2: Click on the Actions button, followed by Edit Code

Step 3: Click on the Sections item in the left-hand side column, and then click the footer.liquid file. The code file will then show on the right-hand side.

Final Step: At the very beginning of the footer.liquid file, add the following line of code and click Save:

{% assign powered_by_link = “” %}

Below are screenshots showing an example of how the Debut theme’s footer.liquid file should look before and after the code edit.



There will be some code already on the first line, so you may want to shift down the entire footer.liquid code before copy and pasting this code. You can simply place your cursor at the very beginning of line 1, and then hit enter a few times to create some extra space at the top of the file like a standard word processing document.

Placing the extra spaces at the top of the file will not affect the performance or functionality of the code, as long as you leave the remainder of the code in tact.

Adding Custom Text to Replace “Powered by Shopify”

Instead of simply removing the “Powered by Shopify” text, the same code modification can be used to replace it with your own text. Inside the double quotes, insert your own phrase that you prefer to use instead, and that text will show up in your modified theme’s footer.

{% assign powered_by_link = “Your Custom Text Here” %}