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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#19490 closed feature request (wontfix)

Filter for 'Howdy' text in admin bar

Reported by: griffinjt Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 3.3
Component: Toolbar Keywords: has-patch needs-testing
Focuses: Cc:


As I pointed out here (with Nacin's options here), I still think there should be a filter for 'Howdy' specifically, so instead of having to go around your elbow to get to your arm, you can filter it directly (which is much simpler for theme/plugin authors).

Just my two cents. :-)

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filter-howdy.diff (537 bytes) - added by griffinjt 9 years ago.
Apply targeted filter to 'Howdy' text

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9 years ago

Apply targeted filter to 'Howdy' text

#1 @dimadin
9 years ago

There is already 'gettext' filter where you can globally replace "Howdy" in all WordPress versions.


function md_replace_howdy( $text ) {
	$text = str_replace( 'Howdy', 'Hi', $text );

	return $text;
add_filter( 'gettext', 'md_replace_howdy' );

Or a little different code on wpmu.org.

#2 @jane
9 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

No need to go around your elbow, just bend it and your arm's right there. :)

The gettext filter is already there, as noted. "Howdy" is part of WordPress's DNA -- we won't go out of the way to provide additional methods of removing it.

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