Ok, so the first try, described below, wasn’t really working out for me. The original files are updated too often during updates, meaning the link changes back all the time.
So, instead I use the CSS to override the original information.
Change the site CSS by going to the admin site, choose Appearance, choose Edit CSS.
the div holding the “Proudly powered by WordPress”-link and the “Theme: Twenty Twelve”-text uses the CSS-class “blog-credits”.
There are several approaches one might use to alter the appearance. I will use the quick and not so very sophisticated option of just removing the content. Since there is no information I need to replace the existing with, I’ll just use the display:none; CSS rule to remove it.
So, add the following code to the CSS Stylesheet Editor content and the information should stay hidden even after updates to the core files.
In the original plain Twenty Twelve theme for WordPress (currently in use on this site) there is an infinite scroll feature. This feature introduces a footer once it kicks in. That footer links back to WordPress. To change this footer credits information I did the following.
Please note that this will be overwritten when the theme updates. So this is a note to self once it updates and I wonder why…
Step 1, go to the WordPress dashboard.
Step 2, go to the Plugins editor
Step 3, Choose the correct plugin to edit. The infinite scroll feature is in the Jetpack plugin.
Step 4, Choose the correct file to edit. The footer credits is defined in the “jetpack/modules/infinite-scroll/infinity.php”
Step 5, change the credits lines to your liking. The definition of $credits is in the infinite blog footer function towards the end of the file.
A lingering question is if the infinite scroll is a good feature or if it should be removed and the blog front page changed back to the paging of old…