How to remove “Powered by Shopify”: A step-by-step guide

When you build an e-commerce website on Shopify, you get access to the many benefits of this full-featured platform: useful third-party apps, payment gateway integrations, analytics tools, and so much more.

However, you also get something else you may not have bargained for — in the footer of your website, Shopify automatically inserts the language “Powered by Shopify.”

These three words signal to anyone who visits your website that you’ve selected Shopify as your e-commerce platform. Some business owners don’t mind having this tagline on their store. Others, however, think it interferes with their own branding and makes the design of the footer less aesthetically pleasing.

Here’s how to remove “Powered by Shopify” language from your online store.

How to remove “Powered by Shopify”

To eliminate “Powered by Shopify” from your online store, just follow these step-by-step instructions either on your desktop or on a mobile device.

1. Log into the Shopify admin panel for your store. Go to Online Store. Then go to Themes.

2. On the theme you want to edit, click Actions at the top right corner.

3. Next, click Edit languages.

4. Use the Search translations box to find the text you want to remove. Type “powered” into the search box. The search results will show everywhere “Powered by Shopify” appears in your online store.

5. Go to the Powered by Shopify box and delete the text. You can also do this by hitting the space bar once while the cursor is in the box.

6. If you have an “Opening Soon” page, you’ll need to go to the Shopify HTML box and repeat the previous step to remove the text.

7. Click Save in the top right corner of the screen. Now, “Powered by Shopify” will no longer appear anywhere on your site.

8. Click Online store, then View your store to make sure the text has been removed.

Other considerations

Removing “Powered by Shopify” from your online store is a pretty easy process, but here are some things to be aware of as you work through it.

  • Reach out to Shopify support for help if you need it. If, for some reason, the process doesn’t work in your admin account or you have questions about removing the “Powered by Shopify” phrase, you can always log into your store and access Shopify support 24-7.
  • Think about the themes. You can only remove the “Powered by Shopify” tagline if you’ve purchased the theme, and you must remove it individually on each theme you use. If you’re using a free theme, you’ll need to contact Shopify support for their guidance on how to remove the “Powered by Shopify” phrase.
  • Consider replacing it with your own tagline. While you can choose to leave that area in the footer blank, you can also opt to add in your own brand tagline. Simply type it in where you deleted “Powered by Shopify.”

Luckily, removing the “Powered by Shopify” message doesn’t affect any of the benefits you’ll get from using the platform, so whatever you decide, your e-commerce site has everything it needs to succeed.

This article is originally published on May 20, 2022, and updated on Nov 24, 2022.

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