Remove Attribution Widget from Blogger

6/18/2015
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Remove Attribution Widget from Blogger

The 'Attribution' widget is that widget in the footer that says 'Powered By Blogger'. Blogger's terms and conditions do not allow to remove this widget from the blog. Although presence of this widget is little bit of annoying. If you've ever tried to remove this widget, you may have noticed that this widget is locked into your blog i.e. if you go to 'Layout' panel, you'll find that you can't move (and hence can't remove) this widget. Even if you click 'Edit' on 'Attribution' widget, a new window appears which doesn't contain a 'Remove' button on it (displayed below).

Attribution widget without 'Remove' button
Attribution widget window without 'Remove' button
But no need to worry. Several techniques are available to remove this widget from blog. This article also describes two techniques of doing this. You can follow any one of these.

Before you make any changes, it is recommended to backup your blog template in case something goes wrong.
Let's proceed.
  1. Go to 'Blogger' dashboard.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow adjacent to 'Go to post list' icon and select 'Template' from the drop-down menu list.
  3. Click on 'Edit HTML'.
  4. Search for (Ctrl+F) Attribution1. You'll find a code like the following.
  5. <b:widget id='Attribution1' locked='true' title='' type='Attribution'>
Now follow one of these two methods described below.
Unlock the widget first, then remove
  1. Change the value of locked attribute from true to false. When you're done, it will look like following.
  2. <b:widget id='Attribution1' locked='false' title='' type='Attribution'>
  3. Save your template.
  4. Go to 'Layout' tab.
  5. Click the 'Edit' on 'Attribution' widget.
  6. A new window will appear where you'll find a 'Remove' button. Click that 'Remove' button and confirm it.
    Attribution widget with 'Remove' button
    Attribution widget window with 'Remove' button
Hide the widget
  1. Search (Ctrl+F) for </b:skin> and paste the following before </b:skin>.
  2. #Attribution1 {
      display: none;
    }
  3. Save your template.
Enjoy !!
If you have any questions on this, please let me know. Happy blogging.
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