How to Remove Bitnami Banner WordPress AWS

December 29, 2017Leron AminComments Open

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In this tutorial I will show you how to remove the Bitnami corner banner that appears on your WordPress site after installing WordPress on Amazon AWS.

Before getting started with this tutorial, you should have already installed WordPress on Amazon AWS. For instructions on how to install WordPress on AWS, check out this tutorial.

For instructions on how to remove the corner banner once and for all, using the proper method, then follow along with this tutorial.

There are 6 steps in this tutorial:

  • 1. Create SSH Key Pair

  • 2. Convert File to .ppk Format

  • 3. Configure PuTTY

  • 4. SSH into EC2 Instance

  • 5. Disable Banner

  • 6. Restart Apache

Beginner Method:

1. Create SSH Key Pair

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From your AWS dashboard, navigate to EC2 under the Compute column.
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In the left sidebar column, navigate to Key Pairs under NETWORK & SECURITY.
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Click the Create Key Pair button at the top of the Key Pairs page.
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Save the downloaded key file in a secure location on your computer.

2. Convert File to .ppk Format

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Open the PuTTY Key Generator application (PuTTYgen), and click the Load button to upload the key file that you downloaded in the previous step.
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Next, click the Save private key button.
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Make sure to save the file with the .ppk extension.

3. Configure PuTTY

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Next, open the PuTTY desktop application. This is a different application from the PuTTYgen application that was used in the previous steps. Enter your EC2 Instance’s public IP address in both the Host Name and Saved Sessions fields, then click the Save button.

NOTE: To find your EC2 Instance’s public IP address, check out step 1 of this tutorial.

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Next, scroll down to the Auth section of the PuTTY sidebar column under the SSH section. Click the Browse button to upload the private key file that you converted in step 2.
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Next, navigate to the Data section of the left-sidebar column, and enter your SSH username – which is Bitnami.

4. SSH into EC2 Instance

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Finally, return to the Session section of the left-sidebar menu. Highlight your instance IP under the saved sessions, click the Save button again, then click the Open button.
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If you are able to SSH into your EC2 instance successfully, you will see a welcome screen similar to the one shown above.

5. Disable Banner

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Now that you’ve connected to your instance, the next step is copy and paste the command below into the terminal.
sudo /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/bnconfig --disable_banner 1

NOTE: Use the right-click button to paste into putty.

6. Restart Apache

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After executing the command to disable the corner banner, execute the command below in order to restart your server – this will cause the new changes to take effect.
sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh restart

Beginner Method

Use Custom CSS

If you’re new to AWS and require a simple solution, you can use CSS to ‘hide’ the banner.

To hide the banner, simply enter the following code in your WordPress custom CSS:

#bitnami-banner {display:none;}

Please be aware that although the corner banner is hidden, the script that generates the corner banner will still load with your website until it is properly disabled.

That’s it!

You’ve successfully disabled the Bitnami corner banner!

If you have any questions or comments about this tutorial, be sure to post them below!

Thanks,

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