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AppleDApp

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I tried following this posts tutorial HOW TO CHANGE THE WORDPRESS “HOWDY” MESSAGE TO A CUSTOM WELCOME

I created a functions.php file inserted the code and saved. Once I did that I got a strange message on my page and the Howdy message remained. I have since deleted my functions.php file in the hope of removing the text but it is not working.

Code:
add_filter('gettext', 'change_howdy', 10, 3);

function change_howdy($translated, $text, $domain) {

    if (!is_admin() || 'default' != $domain)
        return $translated;

    if (false !== strpos($translated, 'Howdy'))
        return str_replace('Howdy', 'Welcome', $translated);

    return $translated;
}

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Darth.Titan

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I tried following this posts tutorial HOW TO CHANGE THE WORDPRESS “HOWDY” MESSAGE TO A CUSTOM WELCOME

I created a functions.php file inserted the code and saved. Once I did that I got a strange message on my page and the Howdy message remained. I have since deleted my functions.php file in the hope of removing the text but it is not working.

Fixed The functions file was not properly deleted.

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Did you remember the opening <?php at the beginning of your functions.php file?
 

ocabj

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I think the problem with the method you tried is that it filters using gettext, which I believe is called by WP for every text render context, not just the admin bar, but also menus, post contents, etc.

Just modify the $wp_admin_bar object itself (ref: https://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Admin_Bar).

Here's one example from the web:

Code:
add_filter('admin_bar_menu','change_howdy_text_toolbar');
function change_howdy_text_toolbar($wp_admin_bar)
{
    $getgreetings = $wp_admin_bar->get_node('my-account');
    $rpctitle = str_replace('Howdy,','',$getgreetings->title);
    $wp_admin_bar->add_node(array("id"=>"my-account","title"=>$rpctitle));
}

Note: I have no idea where the built in WP_Admin_Bar menus are defined, but apparently, 'my-account' is a menu item pre-defined and the node that needs to be altered.
 

AppleDApp

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Jun 21, 2011
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I think the problem with the method you tried is that it filters using gettext, which I believe is called by WP for every text render context, not just the admin bar, but also menus, post contents, etc.

Just modify the $wp_admin_bar object itself (ref: https://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Admin_Bar).

Here's one example from the web:

Code:
add_filter('admin_bar_menu','change_howdy_text_toolbar');
function change_howdy_text_toolbar($wp_admin_bar)
{
    $getgreetings = $wp_admin_bar->get_node('my-account');
    $rpctitle = str_replace('Howdy,','',$getgreetings->title);
    $wp_admin_bar->add_node(array("id"=>"my-account","title"=>$rpctitle));
}

Note: I have no idea where the built in WP_Admin_Bar menus are defined, but apparently, 'my-account' is a menu item pre-defined and the node that needs to be altered.

Ocabj thanks for the reply I will look into this when I get my Wordpress from my other thread.
 
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