Recently bluehost made an update to their “SimpleScripts” installer so that when you install WordPress, no matter what theme you’re using, your site gets a “Web Hosting Provided by Bluehost.com” footer advertisement.
This can be pretty aggravating at first, especially since it seems like the only way to remove the promotional message is by commenting out the wp_footer() call in your theme. (Bad idea, will break some plugins.)
Fortunately, the fix is pretty easy once you know where to look:
- Go into your WordPress admin page
- Click plugins from the sidebar
- Deactivate “SimpleScripts Footer“
Shame on BlueHost for (a) forcing its clients to switch to SimpleScripts by not providing WP updates via Fantastico anymore, and (b) automatically installing and activating a plugin that ads a promotional message on the websites of paying customers.
Just what I was looking for. I was killing myself trying to find it. Thanks!
Weird, they must have stopped doing this as I have recently used simple scripts to install a number of instances of wordpress. I never saw this which is a relief as it would really have bugged me!
Having said that I have now stopped using simple scripts and install myself directly as I find it slightly easier!
Can i do this for hostgator?