How to add a custom Wordpress footer on the admin dashboard

A customized footer text instead of the out-of-box WordPress branded text will help users better identify or relate to the site with the brand. This article shows you how to add a custom footer to your WordPress admin dashboard using a Theme Editor plugin.

Always perform a backup before making changes to the theme files. If you break any codes, it will be easier to revert your site to its last good known state. Alternatively, you could also create a child theme. Read this link on how to create a child theme:

To display custom footer text, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site with an administrator account.
  2. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Appearance, and then click Theme Editor:

    This article shows you how to edit the functions.php using the Theme Editor plugin. You can always edit the the functions.php using the default editor under the Appearance menu.
  3. On the Theme Editor page, a list of all the files related to your theme appears on the right column under Theme Files:

  4. Click functions.php, and then scroll down to the end of the page. For the purposes of this article we will add a custom tag with custom text about A2 Hosting on the footer using the following code:

    function custom_admin_footer_text () 
    { echo 'A2Hosting - Blazing Fast, Low Cost Hosting For <a href="">WordPress</a> Websites'; } 
    add_filter('admin_footer_text', 'custom_admin_footer_text');
  5. Click Update File to save the changes. The custom text appears on the Dashboard admin footer:

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