I made a note about the footer colour link and will be in the next update.
As for the Simply Exclude, glad you found it was that. So basically, it’s a good plugin, but the hard part is to learn how to use it as it can do things like that. It took me a while to figure out how to use it so things would be seen or not seen on specific areas of the site. Sometimes it’s trial and error until you get it the way you want things.