This article describes how to remove the smiley face displayed below the footer. The smiley face is not built-into the theme and is actually being loaded in from the WordPress.com Stats Plugin.
The Smiley face is required by the WordPress.com Plugin to track your website’s stats. Luckily we’ve got a fix to remove the smiley without affecting your stats.
- Log into your WordPress Dashboard
- Access your theme’s Site Options Panel by clicking on Appearance > Site Options
- Next click on the Styling & CSS tab
- Scroll down to the Custom CSS section and add the code below.
- Save changes and rejoice!