# How to remove footline on the title page of beamer slides

I am using the default theme, and use the following to customize the footline,

\useoutertheme{infolines}
\setbeamertemplate{footline}{\hspace*{.5cm}\scriptsize{\insertshorttitle
\vspace{9pt}}


I don't like it also appears on the title page. Is there a simple way not to show it on the first page?

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You can redefine footline locally for the title frame; I also modified the framenumber counter so that the frames including the footline start from one:

\documentclass{beamer}

\useoutertheme{infolines}
\setbeamertemplate{footline}{\hspace*{.5cm}\scriptsize{\insertshorttitle
\vspace{9pt}}

\author{An Author}
\title{The Title}

\begin{document}

{
\setbeamertemplate{footline}{}
\begin{frame}
\titlepage
\end{frame}
}

\begin{frame}
A frame with footline
\end{frame}

\end{document}

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Thank you, works like a charm –  chuan May 23 '11 at 9:07
instead of \addtocounter{framenumber}{-1}, you can tag the frames you don't want to count, \begin{frame}[label=intro,noframenumbering] –  PatrickT Dec 16 '14 at 13:35

Here is solution via the plain option of frame environment (this solution works even with the ignorenonframetext option).

\documentclass[ignorenonframetext]{beamer}

\useoutertheme{infolines}
\setbeamertemplate{footline}{\hspace*{.5cm}\scriptsize{\insertshorttitle
\vspace{9pt}}

\author{An Author}
\title{The Title}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}[plain]
\titlepage
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
A frame with footline
\end{frame}

\end{document}

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Please help me. After the same way removing the headline in my titlepage but there is an white space instead of the headline. How to fill it by the same coloes that I am using for my template background. –  Deepesh Patel Jun 15 '14 at 16:02
It works for me also with out the ignorenonframetext option. –  djhurio Aug 15 '14 at 8:38
@djhurio This solution works with or without the ignorenonframetext option... –  Paul Gaborit Aug 15 '14 at 8:48