How to Change or Remove Howdy From WordPress Site

Interested in knowing, how to change or remove Howdy from WordPress Site?

When you log in to your WordPress site, you are greeted by the phrase ‘Howdy, admin’.

Now, some people want to remove or change the greeting & it can be achieved in a very easy way.

Why Do Some People Want To Change or Remove Howdy

Whenever someone logs in to their WordPress website, they are greeted by the word ‘Howdy’ followed by their display name near the top right corner of the dashboard.

Howdy Admin Greeting

Now, the display name can be ‘admin’ or ‘Rohit’ or anything else.

‘Howdy’ is short form for ‘How do you do?’

This greeting ‘Howdy’ might sound cool for some people, but many English speaking persons never use the word.

It may even sound rude to them.

WordPress is such a people’s website that, you can change anything & everything in it as per your specifications.

Greeting is no exception. You can change it from ‘Howdy’ to ‘Hi’, ‘Hello’, ‘Welcome’ or anything else that you want.

You can completely remove the ‘Howdy’ as well, so that, it shows only the name of the person who is logged in.

How to Change or Remove Howdy From WordPress Site

How to Change or Remove Howdy From WordPress Site

Without further ado, lets check out the methods to change or remove ‘Howdy’ from the Dashboard.

Remove ‘Howdy’ Using a Plugin

1). First & foremost, you need to Install and Activate the Admin Trim Interface plugin.

In case you don’t know how to install & activate a WordPress plugin, please check out our post on, how to install & activate a WordPress plugin.

2). After you have activated the plugin, go to the Appearance => Admin Trim Interface page in your WordPress dashboard.

Admin Trim Interface

3). All you need to do now is click the Hide “Howdy”? checkbox, and then click the Save Changes button.

Hide Howdy Checkbox

4). Now, check out the top of the screen, you will realize that the ‘Howdy’ greeting has been removed from the Dashboard.

Howdy Removed

Change ‘Howdy’ Using a Plugin

1). For this method, you need to Install & Activate the Admin Customizer plugin. In case you don’t know how to install & activate a WordPress plugin, please check out our post on, how to install & activate a WordPress plugin.

After you have activated the plugin, go to the Settings » AS Admin Customizer page in your WordPress dashboard.

To change the greeting, you’ll need to click on the Dashboard Section button.

AS Admin Customizer

2). Now, type the greeting you want (in our case it would be ‘Welcome’) in the Update the Howdy Text Textbox & then click on Save Changes button.

Update Howdy To Welcome

3). Now check your Dashboard for the changes you made.

Updated Howdy To Welcome

Remove ‘Howdy’ Using Code

At the outset, we would like to mention that, if you are new to WordPress & don’t have coding knowledge, you should go for the plugin method.

There is a chance that your WordPress website might break if the code is not implemented properly.

Anyway, lets get back to removing ‘Howdy’ from your WordPress website’s Dashboard with the help of a code.

Go to Appearance => Theme Editor in your WordPress Dashboard.

Copy the following code at the end of your functions.php file & click on Update File,

add_filter( 'admin_bar_menu', 'replace_wordpress_howdy', 25 );
function replace_wordpress_howdy( $wp_admin_bar )
{
$my_account = $wp_admin_bar->get_node('my-account');
$newtext = str_replace( 'Howdy,', '', $my_account->title );
$wp_admin_bar->add_node( array
(
'id' => 'my-account',
'title' => $newtext,
)
);
}

You will realize that the ‘Howdy‘ text has been removed from you Dashboard.

Greeting Removed Through Code

Change ‘Howdy’ Using Code

For changing the ‘Howdy’ greeting to ‘Welcome’ in your WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance => Theme Editor.

Copy the following code at the end of your functions.php file & click on Update File,

add_filter( 'admin_bar_menu', 'replace_wordpress_howdy', 25 );
function replace_wordpress_howdy( $wp_admin_bar )
{
$my_account = $wp_admin_bar->get_node('my-account');
$newtext = str_replace( 'Howdy,', 'Welcome,', $my_account->title );
$wp_admin_bar->add_node( array
(
'id' => 'my-account',
'title' => $newtext,
)
);
}

You will realize that the ‘Howdy‘ text has changed to ‘Welcome’ in your Dashboard.

Replaced Greeting Through Code

Conclusion

WordPress is the best Content Management System out there & you can customize it as you want.

If you don’t like the current settings of your blog then, make it as per your own specifications.

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