Admin Footer Version (rebranded)


Show rebranded version in admin footer (dashboard backend) when is activated, or automatically, if it is in mu-plugins directory. This WordPress plugin: expand, secure, enhance, core code, on /wp-admin/includes/update.php Development for this plugin, takes place at GitHub, and Travis CI. Compatible with GlotPress Translations. Plugin approved in the repository of the plugin directory on 2017-12-25



  • Same dashboard messages for all WordPress releases.
  • All readable text of this plugin are code free.
  • Same code work from WP 2.3+ to 4.9+ ~ 5.0-alpha/beta
  • Centralized deployments and development for all installations.



  • Visual colour messages for: development, upgrade, latest.
  • Support Single, Multiuser (MU) and Multisite (MS) release.
  • Checking PHP and WP requirements before plugin activation.
  • No HTML tags was inserted (showed) on Text Domain strings.



  • Disables for all users except administrators the ability to visualize version.
  • Only the user roles can manage options or core have the permission to update WordPress.
  • Corrected the missing user role code for core updates.
  • Corrected the missing user role code for development updates.
  • Secured the user roles that can update WordPress.
  • Only users that have manage_options capability (WP 2.3+ to 2.9+)
  • Only users that have update_core capability (WP 3.0+ to 4.9+ ~ 5.0-alpha/beta)


A neat trick, is to put this single file admin-footer-version-rebranded.php (not its parent directory) in the /wp-content/mu-plugins/ directory (create it if not exists) so you won’t even have to enable it, and will be loaded by default, also, since first step installation of WordPress setup!

Also, for translation functionality, put all files of the single languages ( for example) that you need (not its parent directory) in the /wp-content/mu-plugins/ directory (create it if not exists) and will be loaded by default, they also, since first step installation of WordPress setup!

About it

The code of this plugin, is not written with a php framework, but with a simple php editor, manually, compatible UTF-8 without BOM, and Unix LF. To avoid code corruption, do not edit it with WordPress embedded editor, or with any specifications incompatible editor.


Translated by Luciano Croce

Available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and more others.


Thanks to Andrea Gandino (andg) for Italian translation approval.

Thanks to Garrett Hyder for English (Canada) translation approval.

Thanks to Daniel James for English (UK) translation approval.

Thanks to Gary Jones for English (UK) translation approval.

Thanks to timse201 for German (Formal) translation approval.


  • Case 1: Security ~ Screenshot 1 of 6
  • Case 2: Development ~ Screenshot 2 of 6
  • Case 3: Upgrade ~ Screenshot 3 of 6
  • Case 4: Latest ~ Screenshot 4 of 6

Contributors & Developers

“Admin Footer Version (rebranded)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Admin Footer Version (rebranded)” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Admin Footer Version (rebranded)” into your language.

Interested in development?

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Plugin approved in the directory on 2017-12-25

Detailed changes are available on GitHub.


Release Date: December 25, 2017

  • Changed plugin name
  • Changed plugin description
  • Renamed plugin slug
  • Renamed text domain slug
  • Preemptive Support for WP 5.0-alpha/beta
  • Compatible with WordPress 4.9+
  • Work with WordPress 2.3+ to 4.9+ ~ 5.0-alpha/beta
  • Make sure that run under WP 2.3+ or greater
  • Work with PHP 5.2.4 to 7.1+ ~ 7.2+
  • Make sure that run under PHP 5.2.4 or greater
  • Compatible with MySQL 5.5+ or 5.6+ or 5.7+ or greater
  • Compatible with MariaDB 5.5+ and 10.0+ or greater
  • Compatible with GlotPress translations
  • Compatible with load_plugin_textdomain Function
  • Compatible with load_muplugin_textdomain Function
  • Updated descriptions to reflect changes
  • Updated screenshots according new changes
  • Updated readme.txt according new changes


Release Date: December 12, 2013

  • First initial release of the plugin
  • Use the filter hook and not the action hook
  • Compatible with WordPress 2.3+ or greater
  • Compatible with WordPress Multisite
  • Compatible with mu-plugins directory
  • Compatible with 1st step installation setup
  • Compatible with the Famous 5 Minute Installation
  • Compatible with MySQL 5.0+ or greater
  • Requires WordPress Version 2.3+ or greater
  • Requires PHP Version 5.2.4 or greater