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How To Change The WordPress Admin Footer Message

The functionality available to customise WordPress is one of the main reasons it has become one of the most popular content management platforms on the web.

Most visitors to the front end of a WordPress website will probably not be aware of the platform, but if they make their way to the admin dashboard area it will quickly become obvious due to the many links and messages dotted around.

One of the most noticeable messages within the dashboard is in the footer reading ‘Thank you for creating with WordPress‘, and in this article, we are going to show you how to modify that with just a few lines of simple code. This may come in handy during times such as wanting to add your own branding to sites built for clients.

Thank You For Creating With WordPress

How To Alter The Admin Dashboard Footer Text

Thankfully due to the huge amount of hooks readily available within WordPress, we will not need to edit any core files here, instead, we simply need to add the following code block to our functions.php theme file.

function wpcodetips_custom_admin_footer () {
    echo 'I changed my footer message using the tutorial on <a href="https://www.wpcodetips.com" target="_blank">WPCodeTips</a>';
add_action( 'admin_footer_text' , 'wpcodetips_custom_admin_footer' );

Now you can refresh your admin dashboard to find the newly tweaked message, as shown below. Notice that you can add HTML within this text as well.

Altered WordPress Admin Footer Message


And there you go, it doesn’t get much easier right? Don’t forget that you have the world of PHP at your hands when editing this message, so for example you could easily also introduce the current year dynamically as well if needed for copyright messaging, etc.

Whilst we have completely overwritten the default message using the function above, it is generally a nice idea to leave at least some link back to WordPress in appreciation for the amazing platform that has got you here in the first place.

I would love to hear how you have implemented this adjustment onto your website, at the same time, if you are having troubles making the adjustment on your website then please leave a comment below and I will try my best to help.

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Hi, my name is Gary, I hope to share some of my real-world programming experiences and code solutions to help you develop your Wordpress and WooCommerce skills.

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