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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="http://www.wordpress.org" target="_blank">WordPress</a> | Designed by <a href="http://www.uzzz.net" target="_blank">Uzzz Productions</a> | WordPress Tutorials: <a href="https://www.wpbeginner.com" 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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17 CommentsLeave a Reply

  1. In my visual Editor’s toolbar, there is no ‘Insert new tag’ button, how can this be fixed? I wanted to include ‘read more’ to my long paragraphs.

    Thank You.

  2. I just tried what was explained above and my website has crashed.
    Showing the following error
    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare remove_footer_admin() (previously declared in /home/cannabotanica/public_html/wp-content/themes/green-eye/functions.php:4) in /home/cannabotanica/public_html/wp-content/themes/green-eye/functions.php on line 208

    Please I need assistance now in reviving the website and correcting the error. Even the admin panel wouldn’t load.

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

    • 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 :)

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

  5. 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');

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