How to change the WordPress admin footer text


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Whether you are running a personal blog or you are a web designer, it is always nice to add a personal touch to your site. In this guide, I will show you how you can change the default WordPress admin footer text with something of your own. I often change the footer text in the WordPress admins to include some links to SLA, support, etc. You might want to add a bit of credit or maybe add some resources for your site editors.

So how do you change the WordPress admin footer text? You will be happy to know that it is pretty simple and doesn’t require too much knowledge of PHP or HTML although basic knowledge is required. We will be using a basic function that can be placed in your theme functions.php, preferably a child theme unless you have developed your own theme.

The Function

You can copy and paste the function below into your child theme functions.php or use a plugin such as Code Snippets. Please note that the code within echo ”; is simply HTML, you can replace this with whatever you like. I have included some sample links to get you started.

 * WordPress Admin Footer Text
function wphelper_footer_admin () {
    echo '<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">YOUR LINK TEXT</a>';
add_filter('admin_footer_text', 'wphelper_footer_admin');

Once you have added this function to your functions.php file or Code Snippets you should now have your own custom WordPress admin footer text.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.


You can use plugin or edit files directly to replace the text of your website footer.

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Written By
Founder of WP Helper.
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