Snippet: Change the “Howdy” message to “Welcome”

Add following snippet to “functions.php”

Snippet

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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