I am trying to remove the footer links on my theme. I am using the Luma theme as a parent theme.

I added this code-

<referenceBlock name="footer_links" remove="true" />

To my default.xml file. I then copied that file to


I have checked and made sure my theme is physical and not virtual.

I have purged every cache multiple times but still no luck. I am trying this on Magento 2.1.7

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  • That worked! Nothing I looked at told me to create a different folder for it. Do you know where any documentation is that shows when I need to do that? Or to learn more about it?
    – tjjen
    Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 18:52
  • Sound like my experience. I actually had to reference I theme I built, I honestly have no idea when or how I figured that out though. Most of the theming stuff I've done does involved overriding Magento_Theme or the relevant module, but there may be a way to do it like you originally tried. I just don't know :-
    – jamil
    Commented Jul 11, 2017 at 21:09

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