Hidden backlink

LGWeb
140 Posts
LGWeb posted this 08 March 2018

I really hate how you hide your link in the code.. this should be white labeled software.. furthermore I have to go in the code and either remove it or add https: The greenlock for SSL won't show because your link is http...

Drives me nuts!

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        <a href='http://www.themler.io/wordpress-themes' target="_blank">WordPress Theme</a> created with <a href='http://themler.io' target="_blank">Themler</a> by <a href='http://www.xxxx.com' target="_blank">xxxx</a>.
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I really hate how you hide your link in the code.. this should be white labeled software.. furthermore I have to go in the code and either remove it or add https: The greenlock for SSL won't show because your link is http... Drives me nuts! &lt;div class&gt; <div class="bd-container-inner"> <a href='http://www.themler.io/wordpress-themes' target="_blank">WordPress Theme</a> created with <a href='http://themler.io' target="_blank">Themler</a> by <a href='http://www.xxxx.com' target="_blank">xxxx</a>. </div>
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Support Team
Support Team posted this 10 March 2018

Hi,

The backlinks can be removed under the Home tab >> Settings >> Product Backlinks. If you disable the option the backlink code will be completely removed from the page source.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, The backlinks can be removed under the Home tab >> Settings >> Product Backlinks. If you disable the option the backlink code will be completely removed from the page source. Thank you, Olivia
LGWeb
140 Posts
LGWeb posted this 11 March 2018

What is the purpose of Product Backlinks?

What is the purpose of Product Backlinks?
Support Team
Support Team posted this 12 March 2018

Hi,

The ability to add links to the CMS and theme generator official websites if needed.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, The ability to add links to the CMS and theme generator official websites if needed. Thank you, Olivia
LGWeb
140 Posts
LGWeb posted this 12 March 2018

Add links where in the CMS? Can you explain further? I don't want to turn this off on ecommerce if I need it for SEO purposes. I'm not understanding it's function.

Also, can you make it https so the SSL will load?

Add links where in the CMS? Can you explain further? I don't want to turn this off on ecommerce if I need it for SEO purposes. I'm not understanding it's function. Also, can you make it https so the SSL will load?
Support Team
Support Team posted this 12 March 2018

Hi,

The Product Backlinks are regular links to WordPress and Themler websites. They are not required for SEO and can be removed if needed. You can replace them with the links to author (you, for example) and your website if you want.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, The Product Backlinks are regular links to WordPress and Themler websites. They are not required for SEO and can be removed if needed. You can replace them with the links to author (you, for example) and your website if you want. Thank you, Olivia
Seagull
114 Posts
Seagull posted this 14 April 2018

I have author backlinks on but product backlinks turned off and it is still showing up as: Theme Homepage: http://www.themler.io/wordpress-themes in https://www.themestats.com/detector so is presumably still somewhere n the code. For the price I paid for the top level version this should be whitelisted software.

I have author backlinks on but product backlinks turned off and it is still showing up as: Theme Homepage: http://www.themler.io/wordpress-themes in https://www.themestats.com/detector so is presumably still somewhere n the code. For the price I paid for the top level version this should be whitelisted software.
Support Team
Support Team posted this 14 April 2018

Hi,

Please open page source in browser and search for the backlink text. If the text is not present on the page then backlink is properly disabled and there is something wrong with the service you're using.
Please note that if you're using caching plugins you need to clear all caches after you disabled backlinks.

If the issue continues please create a new provide topic with an access to the CMS admin panel.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, Please open page source in browser and search for the backlink text. If the text is not present on the page then backlink is properly disabled and there is something wrong with the service you're using. Please note that if you're using caching plugins you need to clear all caches after you disabled backlinks. If the issue continues please create a new provide topic with an access to the CMS admin panel. Thank you, Olivia
Seagull
114 Posts
Seagull posted this 14 April 2018

Here is where it is coming from, the main css file for the theme. This is despite me turning off backlinks.

Anyone with any interest in web design/development or a designer's workflow can find this easily, there is even an extension for Chrome that detects themes and plugins and this reports that the theme was built with Themler. This is a really big problem as tools like Themler are really looked down on in the industry and it devalues the perceived monetary and technical value of a designer/developers work.

/*

Theme Name:MYTHEMENAMEHERE
Theme URI: http://www.themler.io/wordpress-themes
Description:
Version: 1.0.839
Author:
Author URI:
License: GNU General Public License v2 or later
License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html
Tags: fixed-width, left-sidebar, two-columns, valid HTML5, widgets
*/

Here is where it is coming from, the main css file for the theme. This is despite me turning off backlinks. Anyone with any interest in web design/development or a designer's workflow can find this easily, there is even an extension for Chrome that detects themes and plugins and this reports that the theme was built with Themler. This is a really big problem as tools like Themler are really looked down on in the industry and it devalues the perceived monetary and technical value of a designer/developers work. /* Theme Name:MYTHEMENAMEHERE Theme URI: http://www.themler.io/wordpress-themes Description: Version: 1.0.839 Author: Author URI: License: GNU General Public License v2 or later License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html Tags: fixed-width, left-sidebar, two-columns, valid HTML5, widgets */
Seagull
114 Posts
Seagull posted this 14 April 2018

Hi,

Please open page source in browser and search for the backlink text. If the text is not present on the page then backlink is properly disabled and there is something wrong with the service you're using.
Please note that if you're using caching plugins you need to clear all caches after you disabled backlinks.

If the issue continues please create a new provide topic with an access to the CMS admin panel.

Thank you,
Olivia

The fastest way of searching is to either open this website and put your website's URL in the detect field or to install their browser extension.

I can manually remove the link from the css file but once you use Themler to update or edit your theme it will be put straight back in it is infuriating!

> Hi, > > Please open page source in browser and search for the backlink text. If the text is not present on the page then backlink is properly disabled and there is something wrong with the service you're using. > Please note that if you're using caching plugins you need to clear all caches after you disabled backlinks. > > If the issue continues please create a new provide topic with an access to the CMS admin panel. > > Thank you, > Olivia The fastest way of searching is to either open this website and put your website's URL in the detect field or to install their browser extension. I can manually remove the link from the css file but once you use Themler to update or edit your theme it will be put straight back in it is infuriating!
Support Team
Support Team posted this 16 April 2018

Hi,

Unfortunately the Product Backlink option do not control this text comment in the stylesheet file. It removes the product backlink from the Backward links control visible on the website front end.
This is behavior by default.
The default WP themes provide the same Theme URL comment, for example. This is normal practice.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, Unfortunately the Product Backlink option do not control this text comment in the stylesheet file. It removes the product backlink from the Backward links control visible on the website front end. This is behavior by default. The default WP themes provide the same Theme URL comment, for example. This is normal practice. Thank you, Olivia
Seagull
114 Posts
Seagull posted this 16 April 2018

Hi Olivia,

I have to disagree with you that it is the same practice as with "normal" Wordpress themes. With purchased themes most of the work is already done whether it is for yourself or for a client. Also very customisable themes like Divi cost a lot less than the Pro package of Themler, at the moment a years subscription to elegant themes (which includes Divi plus all their other themes and plugins) is $89 or a lifetime membership is $249.

By purchasing Themler most people intend to create new themes for their clients and put a huge amount of work into them. However if a client finds out that the theme was created with Themler that removes the value of the work as people perceive it as just easy drag and drop and also tools like Themler are very much looked down on by a lots of devs in the WP community.

I don't agree with them and I know how good Themler can be and that some amazing work can be created with it with a lot of work to make it really unique. If development was to continue and only then I would be happy to pay more than the current price for the Pro package of Themler as I really do not like the look of your new theme builder.

Hi Olivia, I have to disagree with you that it is the same practice as with "normal" Wordpress themes. With purchased themes most of the work is already done whether it is for yourself or for a client. Also very customisable themes like Divi cost a lot less than the Pro package of Themler, at the moment a years subscription to elegant themes (which includes Divi plus all their other themes and plugins) is $89 or a lifetime membership is $249. By purchasing Themler most people intend to create new themes for their clients and put a huge amount of work into them. However if a client finds out that the theme was created with Themler that removes the value of the work as people perceive it as just easy drag and drop and also tools like Themler are very much looked down on by a lots of devs in the WP community. I don't agree with them and I know how good Themler can be and that some amazing work can be created with it with a lot of work to make it really unique. If development was to continue and only then I would be happy to pay more than the current price for the Pro package of Themler as I really do not like the look of your new theme builder.
Support Team
Support Team posted this 18 April 2018

Angela,

I totally agree with you.
We don't have any restrictions to remove Themler backwad links manually from the code files but, unfortunately, there is no special control in the program interface to do so. We will add your suggestion to the wishlist of possible implementations.

Sincerely,
Billionthemes Support

Angela, I totally agree with you. We don't have any restrictions to remove Themler backwad links manually from the code files but, unfortunately, there is no special control in the program interface to do so. We will add your suggestion to the wishlist of possible implementations. Sincerely, Billionthemes Support

Last edited 18 April 2018 by Support Team

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