A little smiley face appears at the bottom of your WordPress blog, which looks like:


What is it?

It’s a small GIF image that the WordPress Stats plugin uses to monitor your page.

If you want to remove it from your blog, it’s very simple. Goto Appearance > Editor > Style.css (whatever your main style sheet is)

Add this code:

img#wpstats {
display: none;

This does not in anyway affect the WordPress.com Stats Plugin. I have been using this trick from quite a long time and the plugin is working fine. We have used simple CSS to stop displaying the smiley face on the screen, but its still loading in background so that the WordPress.com Stats plugin can monitor your blog properly.