Last updated - February 24, 2020
Shopify is one of the most popular eCommerce platforms currently in the world. It helps you create an online store in a hassle free manner. You can start with a free 14-day trial plan, and then switch to one of their pricing plans to continue managing a Shopify online store. The main advantage of Shopify is that you can get started with your store in a matter of minutes after registering on the site. Unlike a WordPress WooCommerce store, you don’t have to find separate hosting service for your website. In this article, we will focus on how to remove Powered by Shopify text from the frontend of your Shopify online store.
What is Powered by Shopify?
Powered by Shopify is a text that you see in the footer of a Shopify store. This is part of Shopify’s branding strategy to let the users know that the site they are visiting is made using Shopify. However, it is important that users have the freedom to choose whether to show this or not.
Some store owners would not mind the presence of this text on their online store’s frontend. On the other hand some store owners would want this gone as soon as they get started with their store. Actually, it is a pretty easy and straightforward process to get rid of this from your Shopify theme settings. However, this may not be obvious when you are just starting with your Shopify store. Let us see how you can manage to remove Powered by Shopify text easily from your online store.
How to remove ‘Powered by Shopify’ text?
You can remove Powered by Shopify text by accessing the theme settings. One thing you need to take care of is that you are removing it only from the current theme. When you change your theme to a new one, you will have to repeat this step. Here it goes.
Log in to your Shopify store admin and on the Online store section, go to Themes (Online Store > Themes)
You will see the currently active theme here. Click Actions and choose Edit languages.
On the next screen, filter by ‘powered’, and go to the Powered by Shopify field.
Type in a single space in the field using the space bar of your keyboard. And click the Save button. Your store footer will not have the Powered by Shopify text on the frontend now.
For Password Protected Sites
When your site is getting ready, you may want to provide selective access to certain users using a password. There will be a coming soon page on the frontend of your site. Here too there will be a text that says “This shop will be powered by Shopify”. You can remove this text in the same way.
On the same page as above, scroll down to ‘Powered by Shopify HTML box’ and remove the default text there.
Now, you will see the text has disappeared from the coming soon page as well.
Hope you got a clear idea on how to remove Powered by Shopify text from your site’s frontend. Please keep in mind, when you change the theme, you will have to redo these steps to remove the text again.