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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).

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');

It is assumed that you know to paste these codes within the php tags. 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:

Modify WordPress Admin Panel Footer

Source: WPRecipes

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  • ansuman

    how to edit copyright footer

  • Samuel Dellicour

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

  • Durrell Thomas

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

    • Editorial Staff

      It’s not custom coded (combination of YARRP and html/css codes)

  • Ash Blue

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

  • Konstantin

    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');

    • Editorial Staff

      Thanks for notifying us. We are really sorry, this mistake was on our end.

  • Nina

    Great tutorial, will use ;)