How to hide The WordPress Stats Smiley Face

Automattic just released a collection of plugins as one “super-plugin” called Jetpack. As they explained it, the goal was to bring eight of the most requested features available on to the millions of self-hosted WordPress sites in one easy-to-install curated package. If you use JetPack Stats on your site (formerly released as a stand alone plugin called stats), you may be familiar with the smiley face image face :)that it adds to the bottom of every page on your site.
The smiley was added as a visual way to make sure the stats are tracking and is not something that can be removed directly from the plugin code. Like many other bloggers I do like the WordPress stats service but I’m not a huge fan of it so I looked into how you can remove it. Simplest way to remove it is to go into your themes style sheet (style.css) and put the following code snippet:
[gist id=”2880651″]
Thankfully, the recent release of JetPack addressed this issue. If you go to the configuration page for JetPack stats

you will now see an option to hide the smiley image.

Jetpack Stats Configuration
Jetpack Stats Configuration

So now you know how to remove the WordPress Stats smiley face. The question is, do you really want to?!

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