How to remove "Powered by Shopify" from your website footer

One of the steps of creating a successful online business on Shopify is branding. Designing the logo, picking the colours, having a specific layout consistent across your whole website, carefully choosing UI elements and so on. While this can make your shop stand out among your competitors, having the "powered by  Shopify" footer text visible is somewhat unprofessional and does not look unique.
Removing the text may be as simple as replacing the actual text with a blank space from the theme translations, or a bit more complex by removing it for good from the code editor. Either way it will disappear from your website's footer for good.
I've seen lots of people advertising on freelancing sites gigs just for this task and charge a few $ for a simple task like this and it seemed reasonably to post both ways to do it as it is one of the easiest tasks in the process of setting up a Shopify store.
In order to replace the text with a blank space follow these simple steps:
  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Themes.
  2. Find the theme that you want to edit, and then click Actions > Edit languages.
  3. In the Filter translations box, type "powered".
  4. In the Powered by Shopify box, use the space bar on your keyboard to type a single space. You can repeat these steps for the Powered by Shopify HTML box, which appears on your store's "Opening soon" page if your store is password-protected.
  5. Click Save.

If you know how to work with the code editor follow these steps to remove it from the code. No coding skills are necessary since we are just erasing a small part of a line of code.

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Themes.
  2. Find the theme that you want to edit, and then click Actions > Edit code
  3. Inside the Sections folder look for a file called footer.liquid.
  4. In this file look for a line of code containing {{ powered_by_link }} and remove it entirely.
  5. Click save

For most of the themes on Shopify it will look like this:

<small class="site-footer__copyright-content site-footer__copyright-content--powered-by">{{ powered_by_link }}</small>

However there may be variations in the code and the footer may is a snippet and not a section. In this case you  will find in the snippets folder and not in the sections folder. Or the powered_by_link looks different than in  my  example ( the example is from the "Debut" theme ). If you believe you  are not sure about what to erase, my advice would be to just follow the first solution as it is surely  fail-safe.

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