Modify or remove "Powered by Kunena Forum" credit links

Kunena forum by default adds "Powered by Kunena Forum" credit link in the footer of every forum's page.

credit link "Powered by Kunena Forum"

While this is a fair way to say "thank you" to developers for their hard work (and Kunena team specifically asks not to remove their credit link) you may have valid reasons why you choose to edit or completely remove it. GPL license does not prohibit removal of the visible backlinks.

Powered by Kunena Forum text is inserted by code in following file:

Scroll down to line 389 and you will find code:

final public function poweredBy() {
$credits = '<div style="text-align:center">';
$credits .= JHTML::_('', 'index.php?option=com_kunena&amp;view=credits', JText::_('COM_KUNENA_POWEREDBY'), '', '', 'follow', array('style'=>'display: inline; visibility: visible; text-decoration: none;'));
$credits .= ' <a href="" rel="follow" target="_blank" style="display: inline; visibility: visible; text-decoration: none;">'.JText::_('COM_KUNENA').'</a>';
if ($this->ktemplate->params->get('templatebyText')) {
$credits .= ' :: <a href ="'. $this->ktemplate->params->get('templatebyLink').'" rel="follow" target="_blank" style="text-decoration: none;">' . $this->ktemplate->params->get('templatebyText') .' '. $this->ktemplate->params->get('templatebyName') .'</a>';
$credits .= '</div>';
echo $credits;

There actually are two links:  Powered by and Kunena Forum

If you want to remove the links completely simply comment line 397 echo $credits;
// echo $credits;

If you want to modify text look and feel, add your css tags to lines 391 and 392, just after text-decoration: none; For example, if you wanted credit links text to be light grey you could add color: #EEEEEE;

Tested on Kunena 2.0.1


# Marcelo 2015-06-17 16:15
i was inspecting the item with firebug and has follow link :zzz
+2 # JoomlaUser 2014-06-23 12:33
In 3.0.5 its changed to the path
/libraries/kune na/view.php
+3 # garzarath 2013-12-30 17:05
Try thi in your css

#Kunena + div{display:non e !important}
pedro martinez
# pedro martinez 2013-11-20 21:02
Thanks a lot!!!!!!!
# Amjad 2013-09-08 08:56
What about Kunena 3.0.2
+1 # Nurul 2013-10-04 03:12
Try to look at folder joomla/libraries/kunena/view.php
line 451
# Nae 2013-03-11 18:36
Works on verison 2.0.4

Thank you very much
+1 # Anthony 2012-12-15 19:06
Hi Admin,

Great tutorial! works like a charm on my Linux Tutorial Website:

More Power! and Thank You!


Subscribe to receive occasional updates on new posts.
Your email will not be used for any other purpose and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Please wait