nopCommerce Tips: How to Remove “Powered by nopCommerce”

The nopCommerce team has put thousands of hours into this flexible, extensible and robust application; feature for feature, it’s the best open-source .Net e-commerce application I’ve ever found. However, it’s not got the same name recognition as some other open-source e-commerce solutions; the way the developers have chosen to overcome this issue is to add “Powered by nopCommerce” as a part of their UI content. They have however, provided a way to remove this for those who wish to keep their branding consistent. We’ll cover how to do that today.

After you’ve determined what your final URL will be, go to the nopCommerce site, and click on “Product”/”Copyright notice removal”. Enter your nopCommerce site’s URL into the appropriate field, and click “Add to Cart”. Go through the rest of the purchase process, and once payment is complete, you’ll receive an e-mail with the instructions on how to install your new nopCommerce key. Depending on the theme you’re using, you may have to manually remove some references in the files themselves; in Visual Studio, you can just search the solution for the phrase “powered by nopCommerce”.

If your client’s not adamant about the branding, it’s not a bad idea to leave the phrase; it’s a great way to show your support for a terrific product, and help it to continue to grow.


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