Change “Howdy” to Something Else

I’ve got nothing against the “Howdy” greeting in WordPress, but in case you do, this little snippet might just help you out.

It’s currently set to change “Howdy” to “Yo.” Just drop this in your functions.php file. I’ll turn it into a spiffy plugin later…

Update: This feature has been bundled into the Howdy Tweaks plugin.

<?php
	add_filter('admin_user_info_links','not_howdy');

		function not_howdy($links) {
			$greeting = 'Yo';
			$links['5'] = str_replace('Howdy',$greeting, $links['5']);
			return $links;
		}
?>

Before

After

Note: Since WordPress 3.3, this does not work, but the Howdy Tweaks plugin is up-to-date.

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