Changing the Howdy Message in the WordPress Admin Bar

When developing a WordPress site when the client will have backend access, sometimes you want to customize parts of it to make it more targeted towards the client. The ‘Howdy, ’ part of the admin bar has always annoyed me because of how unprofessional it is. As well, it doesn’t give an inexperienced user a hint that there is a menu under it. I’ve had many clients who are trying out WordPress on their own ask how to log out, and most never even though to click/hover over that Howdy message. So, when setting up a site for a client, here’s the easy way to change this message just using a functions.php code. Here’s the full code: For the most part, this just calls up the action of rendering the admin bar using the hook ‘admin_bar_menu’. Steps To Make The Change So first step...