How to Anonymize your WordPress site and theme….

It's a bit neefy

Ok, so you’ve got a theme going, right? At the bottom it says something like this:
Copyright 2015; SomeStupidTheme.com * WordPress.com …etc…it’s YOUR Web site, why should anyone else get to brand it? It makes you seem amateurish to webdevs and potential clients, or a client that HAS one will say:

“This site sucks, it actually SAYS WordPress at the bottom.”

…if you have a legit site like this one, there is absolutely no reason to have this self-congratulating backlinking crud on the site that YOU PAY FOR, CREATE ALL THE CONTENT AND DO ALL THE DESIGN…

    ***Delete it safely with this example***

  • Goto Appearance >> Editor
  • Open footer.php (it is almost assuredly called this)
  • Make a backup of it locally, if you f-up the PHP, your site’ll crash
  • If it does, just ftp in the backdoor and swap out footer.php w/ the orig. copy
  • Delete the PHP that’s spitting out the Stupid.com*WP.com/.org junk
  • Update file
  • Visit Site (Test it!)
  • Laugh <—–CRITICAL!
  • Enjoy YOUR site: YOU.com, not YOU.com “Powered by WordPress”- that’s lame

Some themes automatically anonymize the WP stinger. My previous theme was called “Big City” at the bottom of any pg. it said Copyright 2014, Tapper7.com, then a logo of a cube (like the Netbeans logo). It was a 2013-theme and had past my patience with how poorly formatted all my images and embedded content had deprecated to, so I flushed it and started it back up….
– New Year – NEW/Stripped-down THEME, NEW CSS- the stylesheet is a WIP. 
If you simply follow the logic of the script, find the part of the script that is yanking out the junk you don’t want, be careful not to accidently delete the things you DO WANT and delete it! For instance, my footer.php file spits out an advert, a list of other pages I have and a calender. IT USED TO have a footer to the footer, that said:
By AnnoyingSelfAggrandizingBacklinkingBS.com * WordPress.org/com(somethinglikethat).
….NOT ANYMORE!! Lulz.
For this particular theme, I began by ignoring the warning to NOT MODIFY ANY PHP.
First off PHP is not even a programming language, it is a script that is easy to read and object-oriented so the code-writer is trying to scare you into thinking he is so much smarter than you, that if you touch his precious PHP, your site will explode. This is actually true if you make a mistake at this, again…backup whatever files you intend to change on your hard drive. Learn how to FTP into your site and FIX IT YOURSELF if it crashes. The only other option is to pay someone to do it for you, but Tapper7.com is always of the opinion that you should never pay for something you can do/make yourself or learn how easily. Information is free.

I started by trying to “Comment Out” the offending PHP, which looked appx like this:
***Note all “<>” are replaced with “[]” so the site does not get confused about what’s real code and what isn’t… the code markup tag does not seem to be entirely functional at present. *sigh* MORE PROBLEMS, regardless:

/* Comment OUT:
[footer class="site-info" itemtype="http://......./WPFooter" itemscope="itemscope" role="contentinfo"] [div class="inside-site-info grid-container grid-parent"] [?php do_action( 'generate_credits' ); ?] [/div] [/footer]
[?php do_action( 'generate_after_footer_content' ); ?] End Comment Out-->*/

I’d forgotten that commenting out HTML (when combined with PHP) merely adds a visible “//” or “/**/” to the offending crud I’m trying to eliminate. Yeechhhhhhh!!
Look at the above code. All I had to do was DELETE what you see above. Update the file (which will quickly recompile your site) and “Visit” it for QA …and Kakooooooosh….bye bye offending crud that does not belong on YourWebSite.com.
This is my site and I decide what goes on it, not ANYONE ELSE. PERIOD.
My advice is that you take the same pride in your work and anonymize all that footer-junk. You do all the work. YOU take all the credit. Feel free to contact me if something annoying is stuck on your site and you cannot figure out how to safely dispose of it. Btw, if you have NOT crashed your site by making a PHP syntax mistake, I recommend that you learn how to get it back online if you or some jerk who works for you DOES. If you have a business – knowing how to do this “your own damn self” and not worrying or waiting on some IT loser to call you back or show up or fix it for you …is INVALUABLE. I’ll provide an FTP tutorial at a later date and screenshots if there is interest in this particular how-to.

Now forget that my site is WP, ok…? Wink-wink, dear reader! Tapper7.com…powered by Tapper…and OCD. NOTHING ELSE. My partner in interwebz content shenanigans, Kevin Gamin also reports the useful consistency and w3c compliance of WordPress. SEO is mostly scam bulls—…anyone claiming to “know how the GS algorithm works” and promising traffic/hits/growth and improved Google Search scores is LYING. We have a reverse-engineered framework for HOW/WHAT & WHY when it comes to propping up your “Google Score” but current employees legally cannot disclose src for BigData – duh! Fmr. emplyees sign the standarn non-disclosure agreement; which is in itself OBS because the GS algorithmm is updated constantly. WordPress really does provide LEGIT “SEO” (*sigh* I despise the acronym and the consters it attracts) – simply by creating original content, organized on a Google and w3-compliant design. WordPress sites do in fact grow naturally. Luck would have it GS (as it stand today) “likes it”

Ex: you are a gardener – buy www.imagardener.— and start blogging about your garden. Keep it up and soon your site will start appearing on pg 1 of a GS return for strings like “rose gardens” , “clippings” , “fertilizer” …u get the idea. If you’re like me and want to career++; legitimacy++; then WP is the way to go, writing about what you love is the simple key to a big-time GSR presence. Then comes readers, fans, contacts, sponsorships, support, contract jobs and after six months of professional care and diligent/RICH content – Google MIGHT legitimize your site by approving an Adsense Partnership (That is; if they are still accepting new affiliates–when I applied, I was told that they were not approving ANYONE and that a massive audit of me, my background, my credentials, my media ethics and media-law scruples would be thoroughly audited by a mysterious algorithm AND at least one human auditor. All Google Forums on Adsense overload with “Why won’t they approve me?” I was told the audit would take three weeks. Three DAYS later, they congratulated me and accepted me into their evil cabal.

I credit strict media ethics, the original content I provide, w3 and IEEE std compliance, working-prof-knowledge of Mass Media Law and Evil for my quick “Holy Stamp of Approval” for my fledgling site. I post those carefully partitioned/formatted/self-audited/qa’d ads in a minimalist way that adheres to the SPJ Code of Ethics – it is more about the badge of honor than the meager $ I get. I can show you how to do all this and then some.
Despite my twice upgraded GoogleAnalytics.js accout; I can only rvw data for 90 day periods, but we are popping 100,000 hits every quarter now and my core readrship of 3,000 is loyal and I am humbled and grateful for them most of….also Media Temple who sponsors my creative works by giving me a website with all the bells and whistles; they even gave me the keys to pHpMyadmin AND FTP access so i can deal with backend issues on my own. My cousin and I created a comment-spam killer that took us from 10,000/day to ZERO last September.
Readers – as always – information is free @Tapper7.com – send questions and hate-mail to chris@tapper7.com if you’d like to send your site into orbit. I don’t even have anything for sale; which I’m certain endears me to the blog-reading public; there are no pop-ups, mySQL node is Kittner-Redoubt safe and spammers don’t spam – not no mo’!
My site is just for creative purposes; nothing is for sale. The implication being – if I can create a popular music/art/tech/humor blog in such an unexpectedly successful fashion. I look forward to the next small or mid-size business to sink my teeth into. If it’s exposure, Google rank, Google legitimacy, online reputation and unique digital MKTG —- hit me up. My methodology (Organically-Optimized Marketing) is proven.
As for content; if you think I published a lot this past year; for every 1,000 words posted, there are 10,000 sitting in my docs folder. I’m including rich multimedia into my posts now as well.
OWN your site. WP rocks, but it is just code….YOU build it, YOU market it, YOU deal w/ all the BS. Give credit where it is due as always, but YOUR Web site is brought to the interwebz by YOU, not WordPress.com, not GoDaddy and certainly not the guy who wrote your theme and warned you “not to mess w/ it” …like he’s some code-guru. Repeating myself I know but —CSS and PHP are NOT PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES …these dudes would mess themselves if they had to program in C++ or Java.
To sum – if you are building up a site – for whatver purpose – DO NOT HIRE a “WP Developer” or God-forbid an “SEO-Specialist” SCAM SCAM SCAMMY SCAM SCAM. I’ll help you for free and show you how easy it is so you can do it yourself. The kind words, references, respect and free beer are MORE THAN ENOUGH.
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SEO Marketing Scams, WordPress Developer Scams and much more…

The more I soak my dumb face in the development of this site, the more I get into …pretty much every single aspect of it. I was just fine with having a nice place to keep an online journal…now it’s getting noticed. A bunch of plugins failed when they bumped to v4…was that two weeks ago? Anyway, I fixed the problems but for some reason, I wanted to see if I could make it look a little cooler. I’ve been customizing the theme I settled on, testing a few scripts, a few days ago I started using cascading style and TODAY, I dug up a book my uncle gave me on Web Design – “WEB DESIGN IN A NUTSHELL” by Jennifer Niederst. It’s about 560 pages and I read every damn word. That’s just the kinda guy I am …there’s so many possibilities different things I can do with this technology I’ve buried myself up to the neck in it for months and I only just realized Ive hardly scratched the surface of what all the creative energy and traffic and readers could lead to. I can feel a synergy building. This is the most exposure I’ve ever had. I graduated at the top of journalism class, Cal Poly’s own 2003-2004 Outstanding Senior Broadcaster. I’d quit the Mustang Daily in 02, the editors only published my sports coverage, features and restaurant reviews…I turned in hard news all the time, covering every thing I could get my hands on…the students had a lot of problems with the community, The university was overcrowded and they were not just failing the students on parking and class availability…we had several women who’d been raped an murdered, a VERY disproportionate amount, The police were abusive and the fraternities (it was considered uncool-“paying for friends” is what we called it) were using GHB to rape women. One of those houses kept a bottle of “Faderade” in the fridge, which was, I suppose kept readily available? In case you unexpectedly need to rape someone? Just a sip was enough to turn someone into a corpse for 12 hours. One morning…one of them boys got up all hungover and dehydrated. He pounded the whole bottle. His roomate found him a few hours later when he woke up.

Another toothpick.

I had a line on everything going on, I wrote stories about all of it. Those editors would never publish my good stuff though…so I spent the last 2 of my 6 years at 93.1 KCPR. They let me cover whatever I wanted to. They even made me the News Director. I was there when riots broke out at our big Mardi Gras blowout…hidin in a friends garage from the police who rolling with those things that look like tanks…on bullhorns telling everyone to get the fuck out. Then they tear gassed the whole block and when I tried to run back to my studio I got shot by a bean-bag gun. By then I was interning at the local Clear Channel Affiliate I produced morning news and call screened the afternoon talk show. For the scandals they never published in the Daily, KCPR and KVEC let it all out….every monday they wanted to know sort of shit I got myself mixed up in…they encouraged it. Cuz that’s what I do. Whatever sorts of shit is going on? I get ALLLLLLLL mixed up in it. Maybe that’s why I cab still write a decent clip. I been mixed up in every sort of shit you can think of….and I got a lot to say about it.

There arent too many jobs in SoCal, or anywhere for writer/reporters/commentators….now I got this WordPress thing goin on. I’m not backing away from this growing readership that’s priceless to me. I want more—so I’m giving YOU more.

  • elegant lean process improvement
  • cost-saving (cost-free) techniques to improve the design, look, feel and function of YOUR WordPress Web site
  • Exposing the SEO scams
  • WordPress Consulting fraud, Phishing, Spammer Militia carpet-bombings
  • even LinkedIn is saturated by WP attack scams

I got tools for user-friendly, cross-platform, browser independent Web design, Simple concepts to grow an audience organically, ease in both engineering and presentation of creative content.

it’s becoming exponentially more accessible while the cost plummets

What we have today- is a temporal disconnect between “Web Design” “attracting visitors,” “Technical problems,” and “too complicated,” “no way I could learn to build a Web site….” THIS is why emerging technologies and tools attract motivated, successful artists but sadly, with that comes the morally bankrupt. Beware of those who now offer “Expert Web Development” and other assistance YOU DON”T NEED.

This is how to sell snake-oil in 2014….feed the fear of society. MY WORDS are as powerful as ever. They offer a means to the truth. Soon we will break down the online treachery that pervades all corners of the Net. You will see how it’s done from the inside and Domains, Servers and soon Actual Names of people who identify an emergent technology with a potential to give untold freedom of expression to the greatest number; human progress in its purest form—and use it for poorly planned and frequently profitless ethically malicious ways to make a few bucks.

To those who would seek to destroy a technology that provides not just an outlet, but a loyal readership I respect and am inspired by loyalty to not only write, but dive head-first into design….as the 4th Estate it will be ME who puts exposes who you are, what you do and how you do it. I can’t stop you, but you can’t stop me. I watch the cops, the criminals, the normies, the freaks. I watch the blithering fool on the corner and the million dollar housewife on Lexapro. I watch the watchers. There is no group, class, business, subject, theory or subject I don’t keep my eye on. You’ve caught the attention of an investigator, software engineer, hustler with not a shred of fear left in him.
“SEO Optimization Consultants” and “WordPress Solution Providers”are on notice…I got a story WIP list a mile long but the more they attack, the higher up they get. I’m here to help others… using WP to help your small business? I can help you….but I’m not tryin to take your money…I mean hey, maybe the trend continues for me and I get noticed by the right person…maybe somebody out there with a big site, magazine, station, podcast, vlog, youtube….maybe the next time the publishing/broadcast business opens up the books…it could be ME that gets straightened out you never know.

Meantime I got a nice big audience to cater to and artistically that’s all I ever wanted. So thank you dear reader you know how I feel…ahhhh fuck it….you’re the reason I write, you motivate me I’m starting to get my life back. Since 2011 I been laid off, my best friend has a brain aneurysm in a church, right in front of the alter, my fiance’ succumbs to cancer and then POW! I black out, I’m losin’ my mind, I end up in jail…I get hit by a car. I don’t even believe this shit as I’m writing I swear it MUST HAVE happened to someone else. NO WAY I survived all of that.

I can walk again. I got all my teeth fixed, I lost a bunch of weight. I makin some money, All up in the club…I’m lookin all smooth…..”I’m Barack Obama. I’m the president. I’m hittin’ that ass!” credit to Leon Black helpin me take today’s post out out with a pop That’s right. Cuz I gets mine!!!!

A new sponsor:

Spam samples…

Just a taste…they bolted for a few weeks and seemed to react the way I hoped when I called out random spammers and insulted them or wished AIDS on them…but 47 spammers today, most selling SEO’s.

This site does not need an SEO because as stated “quality will always sell itself.”

Once again you fucking retarded attention hoarding babies are fucking with my ability to post content for the 1850 people who actually read my work….anyway here is just a snippet of the work I do instead of writing interesting, informative and/or funny shit for you guys:

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and on…and on…and on… it takes time to sort this shit out, seriously.

These people “make me want to self-harm” –from In the Loop.

Note, about 2 or 3 of them were called out publicly today and trashed in the comments section…so plz remember some of the language used in the comments sxn is NSFW,

Fresh content coming soon. -ed