I'm developing a company site using wordpress free theme storymag.I download this theme from

http://newwpthemes.com/themedemo/?wptheme=StoryMag .

I integrated whole theme using my requirement,however in last after i attempt to remove default footer link. then my website is close and that i saw a note inside a page

"All of the links within the footer should remain intact. Many of these links are warm and friendly and won't hurt your website by any means.Inch

after i attempt to remove just one word then my theme get close.My client does not wish to show these links in footer. In footer.php I discovered this line.

   <div id="credits"><strong>WordPress</strong></a> | Designed by: <a 
    href="http://suv.reviewitonline.net/">Best SUV</a> | Thanks to <a 
      href="http://suv.reviewitonline.net/lexus-suv/">Lexus SUV</a>, <a 
     href="http://suv.reviewitonline.net/safest-suvs/">Safest SUVs</a> and <a 
            href="http://suv.reviewitonline.net/nissan-suv/nissan-rogue/">
        Nissan Rogue</a></div><!-- #credits -->

Basically create a single alternation in this line link then theme cease working. so what can i actually do?make sure you help...

Search engines like google will sill begin to see the links if you are using display:none;

Open your footer.php and add <?php if(false) { ?> above and <?php } ?> underneath the line of credit.

Therefore the code like

<?php if(false) { ?>
        <div id="credits">Powered by <a href="http://wordpress.org/"><strong>WordPress</strong></a> | Designed by: <a href="http://suv.reviewitonline.net/">Best SUV</a> | Thanks to <a href="http://suv.reviewitonline.net/lexus-suv/">Lexus SUV</a>, <a href="http://suv.reviewitonline.net/safest-suvs/">Safest SUVs</a> and <a href="http://suv.reviewitonline.net/nissan-suv/nissan-rogue/">Nissan Rogue</a></div><!-- #credits -->
<?php } ?>

There is a couple things you could do this.

You can dive in to the theme's source to locate where it reduces without having that credits line.

You might use CSS to cover individuals links. This can be a pretty dodgy approach, however it will have the desired effect:

#credits {
    display:none;
}