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Remove That Smiley Face From Your WordPress Site

Remove That Smiley Face From Your WordPress Site

Have you ever wondered why that smiley face shows up on your WordPress site? The short answer is that WordPress Stats creates this smiley face and uses it for tracking. In other words, this smiley face is responsible for giving WordPress Stats the information about visitors to your site. Sorry, you can’t get rid of it completely, but you can hide it very easily.

All you have to do to rid yourself of that smiley is add the following to your theme’s CSS file.

img#wpstats{width:0px;height:0px;padding:0px;border:none;overflow:hidden}

Note: These functions are not of my own creation, simply things I have found along the way.  If you are the author of this function, please let me know so I can properly credit you with your work!

About Joe DiFiglia

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.
  • Nick

    thanks for the post, unfortunately it didn’t completely work.  the image is not longer there but the white background for the element still is.  it completely disappears, white and all, if you use “img#wpstats{display:none;}”  simple and it works.

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