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Bye Bye Howdy


By default, the WordPress admin bar includes a user menu in the right top corner, starting with the well-known “Hodwy [username]” and giving access to the profile page and the logout link.
When using WordPress as a CMS, however, there is no real need for all this profile related stuff and one might prefer a simple, directly available logout link.
This plugin gives you exactly that. It replaces the “Howdy” text in English language versions of WordPress with “Hello”, removes the underlying profile menu and adds a simple, directly available log-out link.


  • Screenshot of the admin bar with plugin enabled in the desktop view.
  • Screenshot of the admin bar with plugin enabled in the mobile view.


  1. Go to your admin area and select Plugins -> Add new from the menu.
  2. Search for “Bye Bye Howdy”.
  3. Click install.
  4. Click activate.

Contributors & Developers

“Bye Bye Howdy” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Translate “Bye Bye Howdy” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


Version 2.0 (March 12, 2016)

  • Complete rewrite of the plugin. Instead of removing the complete My Account drop-down menu, it now only removes the child-items, but keeps the top-level link to the profile page.

Version 1.0 (March 13, 2014)

  • Added to the WP repository.

Version 0.2 (September 20, 2013)

  • Add translations (Dutch, German, French and Spanish).

Version 0.1 (October 9, 2012)

  • Initial release.