Free Blogger Templates always will have a locked hidden credit link which cannot be removed by usual simple template editing.Those kind of credit links are very complex and very hard to remove.These codes are hidden using a combination of a couple of HTML tags.Anyone who wish to remove those Credit Link from thier Blogger Template can do it using the below given tutorial.
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Why such Credit Links ?
Those credit links are inserted and hidden on anonly free edition of templates, If you purchased it from the publisher then there will be no such credit links as it is a premium one.For the reputation of the publisher, they add those links to that specific blogger template.
Problems with Usual Editing :
If the code is hidden and locked then the usual editing will make your blog redirect to template publisher's website, So be careful.
Applicable To :
This method works with almost all famous template designers such as temple if, templteism, arlinedesign, sora templates and much more.
How To Do It ?
(Create a backup of your existing template for safety hands)
Step 1: Go to blogger dashboard > Template > Edit HTML
Step 2: Now press CTRL+F
Step 3: Now type below-given code to the search box and hit enter
There will be couple of similar codes like this, but make sure that you find one like below in the screenshot
Step 5: Now delete //<![CDATA[ SOME CODE HERE //]]> code from the template
Step 6: Now search for the word my content and change it to your blog name or your names like IPEEWorld or Astro Joseph
(usually seen as<div id='my content'> )
Now go back to the footer section in HTML part and edit the URL with your desired location
That's it, Now we have successfully removed Footer Credit Link from our Free Blogger Template.
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This method is applicable to almost all themes and templates for blogger blog,I do advice you to buy a premium edition of the theme from the publisher or for free edition keep the credit link.