# In org-mode, how to export a clean html

I am exporting a webpage with a checklist using org-html-export-to-html. But in my perspective, the red "TODO" word doesn't make too much sense in the html. Is there a way to export it in a cleaner way? Thanks

## Update

I just discovered that you don't even need the word TODO in the header to have the checklist working.

• What do you mean by "cleaner"? A TODO in a different color? No TODO at all? Something else? – NickD Nov 30 '18 at 3:59
• just to omit the word "TODO" from the list – onlycparra Nov 30 '18 at 4:40
• Oh, I see, I don't even need the word TODO to make checklists work (having those [ ] that get filled with C-c C-c). My bad. I though it was a requirement to put TODO in the header of the checklist. – onlycparra Nov 30 '18 at 4:47
• That's correct: headlines do not have to have TODO keywords. But even if they do (which is sometimes necessary), you can omit them on export. See my answer below. – NickD Nov 30 '18 at 5:04

#+OPTIONS: todo:nil

to your file and then export. The corresponding lisp variable (one of many BTW which can be controlled by an OPTIONS line as above) is org-export-with-todo-keywords whose doc string states: