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Change the Footer in Your WordPress Admin Panel

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Change the Footer in Your WordPress Admin Panel

There are times when you want others to know that you designed the specific WordPress theme. So you would put a credential link in the WordPress footer. But if you want to take it even further, you can modify the WordPress Admin panel footer. This simple hack is an extra perk that theme designers can add for their clients or in their free themes (like many plugin authors do).

This is how the default footer in WordPress admin area looks like:

Default footer in WordPress admin area

This can be changed and you can add some useful links to be displayed in footer.

To accomplish this trick, simply open your theme’s functions.php file and paste the following code:

function remove_footer_admin () {

echo 'Fueled by <a href="" target="_blank">WordPress</a> | Designed by <a href="" target="_blank">Uzzz Productions</a> | WordPress Tutorials: <a href="" target="_blank">WPBeginner</a></p>';


add_filter('admin_footer_text', 'remove_footer_admin');

You will need to edit the code to echo your own links or anything that you want to add here.

We always leave credit for WordPress, no matter how customize our admin panel is it wasn’t possible without WordPress. You should follow the same practice to increase awareness about WordPress.

Here is how the end result would look like:

Custom WordPress admin area footer

We hope this article helped you changed the footer in WordPress admin area. You may also want to see our guide on how to hide unnecessary items from WordPress admin with Adminimize

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Source: WPRecipes

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  1. balbeer says:

    i am not able to edit the footer that is copyright @ in travelify theme please help to edit that

    • Tommy says:

      Try use plugin “Cliro – Custom Admin Role for Client” you will easy to edit footer in backend with more option. I used it and very happy :)

  2. ansuman says:

    how to edit copyright footer

  3. Samuel Dellicour says:

    The closing P tag should be removed, it is not necessary. The text will automatically be wrapped with a paragraph (with class and id).

  4. Durrell Thomas says:

    What is the name of the plug-in “what next | Related Posts that is on your blog?

  5. Ash Blue says:

    This rocks my socks, I love being able to edit the WP admin screen. Will there be tutorials here soon for WP 3.0?

  6. Konstantin says:

    Unfortunately you neglected to mention to hook it to the “admin_footer_text” filter. This is what’s missing:

    add_filter('admin_footer_text', 'remove_footer_admin');

  7. Nina says:

    Great tutorial, will use ;)

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