If you have a comment in your
<head> that says
<!-- This site is optimized with the Yoast WordPress -->
it’s not a big deal for the average user, but if you do not want to openly reveal that you are using WordPress, this is utterly annoying for you.
I usually use my own functions to do what i want, but did not want to be bothered by writing in all meta tags one by one so i installed yoast SEO plugin. When i decided to remove that comment; i’ve came across a thread where the importance of the matter is discussed. And i was shocked to see that while most of the users are annoyed by it; the author seems to be an absolute asshole about it. Using sentences along the lines of “i wont remove it, or add an option to remove it EVER.” & “You can remove, rename the function, but it WILL keep coming back”
I am fine with backlinks, or link-backs, credit links, whatever you want to call them, or other types of messages such as above. WordPress themes are obligated to provide a way to disable such messages,links anything like those. I cant understand why this isnt the case for plugins.
Anyway to remove this for (wordpress-seo yoast 1.4.22) go to
wordpress-seo/frontend/class-frontend.php and remove / comment out the line 37 that says
add_action( 'wpseo_head', array( $this, 'debug_marker' ), 2 );
and line 529 that says
echo "<!-- / Yoast WordPress SEO plugin. -->\n\n";
Your plugin may be good, and millions may be using it, but this does NOT give you the right to be a total jerk about it. I think i will remove the plugin never to use it again once i write my own function / plugin. I dont like to use bloated code / plugin for simple purposes anyway.