Customize WordPress "Howdy" Greeting in Admin Dashboard

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WordPress Dashboard Greeting

Here’s a small WordPress snippet with which you can customize the greeting message seen in the top-right corner of the admin dashboard.

The default text is “Howdy, Username.” Which isn’t something one may find appropriate in a blog. So here’s how you can change it to anything you want.

Add the following code to the theme’s functions.php file:

function user_greeting($greet_msg) {
        $greet_msg = str_replace('Howdy,','Welcome', $greet_msg);
        return $greet_msg;
}
add_filter('admin_user_info_links','user_greeting');

Replace “Welcome” with the text you wish to see there.

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