So what’s with the smiley?

I know you’ve seen it.. Maybe you even knew why it was there.. or perhaps, like me, you had absolutely no clue why you kept seeing them everywhere… Either way, I’m talking about that little text smiley face that shows up mostly in the footer but occasionally in the sidebar but most certainly on all types of different web sites.

Why is it there?

It turns out the culprit is the WordPress plugin WP-Stats.

How do I get rid of it?

For once this is an easy fix 😉 All you have to do to get rid of that little smiley guy is put the following css into your theme’s stylesheet:

img#wpstats { display:none; }

And that’s it! Smiley face is gone 😀