Remove 'Designed by Free CSS Templates' from website

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I'd like to have the 'Designed by Free CSS Templates' removed from my site.
I'll even upgrade to Yola Pro to do this (something I'm currently considering even though I don't need most of the features offered), as it creates the impression that someone other than me designed my site, which grates a little. If I upgrade from my current account to a Pro account, can I please have this code removed?
Or is there some other way I can have this line removed from my site (www.aconitejewel.com) ? I'd appreciate it if someone would look into a way of doing this, rather than just a 'sorry, you used a basic template so you're stuck with it' reply.

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Connor McCarra, Champion

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Hi Paul,

Sorry no can do. You can pay to have the Yola credit removed but not the style creator credit as a link back is probably a usage agreement. Though soon enough premium styles should start appearing that have no style creator credit.

Connor
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Hello Paul

Connor is correct.

While we can offer you the option to remove the Yola link for a fee, the credit to the designer cannot be removed due to our licensing agreement with them.

Yola's policy is to be absolutely clear and up front with customers about what they are purchasing, and we give you exactly what we promise. When you elect to remove the footer from your page, we display a screen with a graphic illustrating exactly what will be removed, along with a clearly visible message which states: "Please note: The Designer Credit in the footer cannot be removed." The link in the message opens a tooltip explaining exactly what the designer credit is. It states:
*"About the Designer Credit: The Designer Credit is text that is locked into all basic Yola pages. Per our agreement with the designer, it acknowledges their contribution to the page. (ex: Designed by free CSS templates)"*

I have attached a screenshot of the dialog box we display at the time of purchase for your reference. If this presents a problem to you, you might want to consider using a style that does not have design credit attached to it.



You can generally find these near the beginning of the style selector. To learn more about styles that do not have design credit, see the Yola Style Guide.

As an alternative, you can add a text widget and hit enter several times and that will make the Design Credit go further down your page.
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Thanks Cara. I'll have to ask our design team if this is intended or not as I'm not familiar with the ins and outs of how the styles are constructed. It may be a few days as many of our staff are on holidays. Thanks for your patience.
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Thank you for looking into this. If it turns out that the inclusion of the text "Dubai Apartments" is actually intended, would I be able to find out why? As it makes absolutely no sense to me and, as I said before, just looks like spam.
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I'll definitely update you with any information I receive regarding this. :)
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Sanja, Official Rep

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Hi Cara

Apparently that design credit is functioning as it should. The designer of the style has elected to have that as part of the design credit. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about this. I have submitted a request to see if "Dubai Apartments" can be removed but I'm anticipating that most likely the answer is "no". I'm sorry that I don't have better news for you.
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KanThaiDecor

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It is my guess that many offering up their free designs make their money by selling advertising that appears on their credits.....Same thing you see from many widget creators.
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Donald

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what is the CSS all about anyways? Cause we don't have CSS! Are they referring to the basics of the templates "banner, background, etc." as those can all be changed at the same time on every page. I know that we can't utilize CSS.
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Free CSS Templates - refers to the company or service who provided us with the templates to use.
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Donald

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well... I was kind of thinking that... but... why are we getting templates from a "CSS" company if we aren't CSS?
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Donald

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NOTE to YOLA - we SHOULD be CSS... then things would be so much easier. When you have 300 plus pages you can't exactly change up every page at once.... makes changing things difficult.
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Donald

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Paul Caspall...

all I can suggest is choosing a template which doesn't have that if you really wanted it removed. Mine doesn't have it.
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I used to just place a blank text widget and hit the space bar about 10 times to push the free css thing to the bottom. It works for the purpose.
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I've also developed wonderful opportunities with the margin properties. You can even extend your page beyond the margins. If the last widget on your page allows you to change the margins (text widget, etc.) click in the widget and open the properties tab in the side bar. Add the bottom margin to a large number (100 or more) and it should push it down. It's sometimes easier than having to use an empty text widget and press enter ten times. Also, if you want your margins to increase beyond the size of yola's margins (generally the width of your banner)... use widgets that you can change the margins such as text widgets, html widgets cannot be changed via the properties bar. Add a negative (-) number in the left and right margins and it'll increase the size of the widget. Be careful not to make this number too large. Some computers (based on their resolutions and settings as well as screen size) may cause your widgets to flow off someone's pages.
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Paul Caspall

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Thanks for the suggestions folks.

And thanks Sanja for providing that page that shows which styles do/do not have the CSS design credit.

It's not a big issue; I just felt a bit weird about it creating the impression that someone other than me had done all the work. :)
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Is this feature available to Yola Silver users yet?
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Hello Seaview Flowers,
The credit to the designer cannot be removed due to our licensing agreement with them. The designer credit only appears on a number of our free styles. Per our agreement with the designer, it acknowledges their contribution to the page. (ex: "Designed by free CSS templates") If this presents a problem to you, you might want to consider using a style that does not have design credit attached to it. Please note that none of the premium styles include a credit to the designer, so if you make use of your premium style credit that you received with your Yola Silver upgrade, this will resolve the difficulty you are experiencing. There are also a number of free styles that do not include design credit.
Cheers!