Hiding Blocksy Pro license code
First of all, it’s important to note that there is a way for every Blocksy PRO owner to completely and securely hide your license code from anyone accessing the WordPress admin area. For that you have to enable the white label mode for that particular license, which will get applied system wide (even remotely). Please see the following video to understand how to achieve this.
This functionality is available for any plan, including personal, professional and agency.
White Label extension
The white label extension is an additional layer of configuration that allows a more fine grained editing of Blocksy’s admin UI for white labeling purposes. It provides a way to hide Blocksy’s branding from your dashboard and put your company’s details there. To access it, you need to have an agency license activated on your site. The extension won’t be present if the activated license is not agency.
With the license in place, you should be able to go WordPress Dashboard → Blocksy → Extensions and activate the White Label extension.
The white label extension will not change up the folder structure to hide the Blocksy theme from code, because under normal circumstances, this will break updates. To achieve something similar to this effect, we recommend using a third party plugin such as WP Hide & Security Enhancer.
To change every branding aspect from Blocksy — click on the Configure button.
From the modal that you will see you should be able to change:
- Agency Details
- Agency Name
- Agency URL
- Agency Support/ Contact form URL
- Theme Details
- Theme Name
- Theme Description
- Theme Screenshot URL
- Theme Icon URL
- Blocksy Companion Details
- Plugin Name (Blocksy Companion default)
- Plugin Description
- Plugin Screenshot URL
- Hide account Menu Item — for hiding Blocksy billing info from your client
- Hide Starter Sites tab — for prohibiting your client to import starter sites and effectively break all your stylings
- Hide Useful Plugins tab (1.7.41+)
- Hide Changelogs tab (1.7.41+)
- Hide Beta updates section from dashboard’s home (1.7.41+)
- Hide Support section from dashboard (1.7.41+)
- Hide White Label Extension — for hiding the white label manager UI at all
Showing and hiding white label extension
Once the white label extension is hidden, it’s very easy to bring it back with a hidden shortcut. You should press the Shift key and click on the dashboard heading to bring the white label extension back. Please see the following video to see this in action.
White labelling the child theme
If you want to apply white labelling to the child theme, you need to use the WordPress built in theme editor. To do that, follow these steps:
- Navigate to WordPress Dashboard → Appearance → Theme Editor
- From there, pick you child theme and navigate to the
- Edit the
style.cssfile with your theme name, description and author name
- Click Update File button to persist the changes.
To change the screenshoot file for the child theme, you need to update the
file using an FTP/SSH client. Or, if you don’t create a screenshot.jpg file for your child theme — it will inherit the Blocksy screenshot by default.
Hide white label using code
Sometimes the above trick with
Shift + Click
won’t be enough to ensure the integrity of the white label on your site. For these cases, you can add a special flag to your
file — so that the white label manager UI will be hidden no matter what, as long as the flag is present.
To get this, please add this to your
. Available in Blocksy Companion Pro 1.7.41+.