Replace WordPress admin bar welcome text, “Howdy”


In some cases you may want a slightly more personal welcome message. Here is a snippet you can use to change the default “Howdy” text.


Simply add this code to the “functions.php” file within your child theme.



** Replace WordPress "Howdy," welcome text
add_filter( 'admin_bar_menu', 'replace_howdy', 25 );
function replace_howdy( $wp_admin_bar )
    $my_account = $wp_admin_bar->get_node( 'my-account' );
    $my_title = 'Welcome,'; //YOUR WELCOME MESSAGE
    $my_title = str_replace( 'Howdy,', $my_title, $my_account->title );
    $wp_admin_bar->add_node( array(
        'id' => 'my-account',
        'title' => $my_title,
    ) );


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