How to Edit the Footer in Your WordPress Backend

10 Nov 2011

Here’s a simple way to modify the footer in your WordPress backend, just by adding a function in your theme’s functions.php file. You can change to any text you want or simply remove it completely.

Below are step by step instructions on how to edit your WordPress backend footer (the one on the left).

How to Modify WordPress Backend Footer

  1. First, open your WordPress theme’s functions.php file. It should be in /wp-content/themes/your-theme/functions.php.
  2. Now copy the script below and paste it at the bottom of your functions.php file right before the closing ?> tag. This code is exactly what I’m using for my client’s site, so change the text accordingly.
    function modify_footer_admin () {
      echo 'Designed by <a href="">Azhar Kamar</a>. ';
      echo 'Powered by<a href="">WordPress</a>.';
    add_filter('admin_footer_text', 'modify_footer_admin');
  3. So now the footer of my backend looks like this:

That’s it. Good luck!

Author - Azhar Kamar
2 Comments Revolving around this Article
  1. daisopa says:

    This code snippet looks good, I will try.

    Azhar Kamar replied:

    @daisopa, yup it’s sweet and simple.

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