Removing the Help Us to Keep Magento Healthy Message in Magento 1.4

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The footer message is really annoying.

There is a footer function in admin to configure but the bug reporting message is coded into the files, not through the admin/backend.

I don’t know why the developers make it so difficult to use. I realise it is a community edition yet should a free product should be an example of what the paid for item can do. It should shine and stand out from the crowd, be a call to upgrade, a beacon for others to set their standards, the start of a new relationship? Not a pain that makes you want to look elsewhere.

However, I found the answer


Mine looks like this:

<div class=”footer-container”>
<div class=”footer”>
<div ?php echo $this->getChildHtml() ?>

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Why not take this opportunity to change the footer copyright to something of your choice?
This can be found in the system/configuration menu. Select design on the left then fill out the footer parts as required.

NB: I am currently testing the modern theme so to remove the magento bugs message edit the footer  file in app\design\frontend\default\modern\template\page\html

Simply remove the whole ‘p class bugs’ line.

2 thoughts on “Removing the Help Us to Keep Magento Healthy Message in Magento 1.4

  1. Helpful post, and I completely agree with the points made, I do believe a template management system would be great for magento, something like the way Joomla manages its modules on a page rather than XML based gobely gook :) oh well at least its stable andthe more I get used to it, the better.

  2. Thanks for the guide, save me hours of digging to find that little snippet! I completely agree, there is no need to make it so hard to remove the message, lets hope they relent at some point and put an option in the configuration for deactivating it.

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