How to remove ‘powered by Oxwall’ Legally.

This question has being asked too often on the Oxwall forum. The software developers has maintained that they will prefer to see you keep ‘powered by Oxwall’ on your website.

This was the reply of an Oxwall admin to a user.

That’s exactly what I described as ungrounded anti-competitive fears. It takes years of building and maintaining real community to understand that software is only start and real commitment can’t be “cloned”. If you are good at establishing your community people will not run to someone who installs the same piece of  software.

The user wanted to remove the Oxwall attribution link from his site for fear of competitors.

Oxwall Attribution

Software is overrated. It should be “invisible” to users. Community building strategy is often mistakenly an afterthought. You should first be able to make people want to stay with you for some good reason and then choose software that suits your needs.

Personally, I consider this point rational from their point of view. Oxwall is a free open source software, it’s only logical to attribute some credit of your website success to their software.

However, from a user point of view, I also understand why you might want to get rid of the logo from your website. Though it is strictly against the oxwall policy to remove the attribution link from your site but they are lenient enough to grant users a chance of donating $50 to remove the link legally.

If you choose to remove the attribution without donating, you will not be provided future support on the Oxwall developers forum.

Follow the steps below to remove Oxwall attribution link.

  •  Donate $50 USD
  •  Login to your cpanel/ftp
  •  Locate /ow_themes
  • Open your current theme folder
  • Open master_pages
  • Edit dndindex.html -Find and delete this code:
<div style="float:right;padding-bottom: 30px;">
	{$bottomPoweredByLink}
</div>
  • Save.
  • Still on master_pages
  • Edit general.html -Find and delete this code:
<div style="float:right;padding-bottom: 30px;">
	{$bottomPoweredByLink}
</div>
  • Save the code.

Please note that you need to enable dev_mod before your changes will reflect.

Removing Oxwall Attribution Without Donation

No one will stop you if you choose to remove the Oxwall logo from your website without tipping off the developers. However, there is one glaring implication. You will be stripped from your privilege of receiving free support on the Oxwall forum.

So if you decide to go this route, you might have to keep your check ready for freelancers like me should you require premium support in the future.

I believe the logo is really at the perfect spot and doesn’t pose any problems and  hell, I wouldn’t want to remove it even if I could! You should be proud to use Oxwall software and have the badge there – it’s unobtrusive anyway!

I’ve recommended Oxwall to countless people and will continue to do so!

10 thoughts on “How to remove ‘powered by Oxwall’ Legally.”

  1. Have nothing against having it on page but real pain it show up when post links to my posts . instead it should show image from posted page or posted photo. not the oxwall software logo normal software would just show thumb of linked image

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