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  • I’m having some issues with a blog I’m currently styling.

    I moved the wp_loginout and wp_register statements into the footer, where each little bit of text is separated by a vertical slash, so it looks like

    Copyright etc. | Login | Designed by etc.

    The problem arises when I am logged in. The footer changes to

    Copyright etc. | Site Admin Logout | Designed by etc.

    which is very close to what I want; the only issue is the missing vertical slash between Site Admin and Logout.

    I’ve searched through my WordPress files quite a lot and cannot find where the phrase “Site Admin” is being generated or where to add that vertical slash afterwards. I tried adding it to footer.html, but then if I am logged out it shows two vertical slashes, obviously, which is not what I want at all.

    Anyone have an idea?

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  • Anyone?

    Short of editing core files, this isn’t possible. How about hardcoding the <a href="wp-admin/">Site Admin</a> into your footer?

    Copyright etc. | Site Admin | Login | Designed by etc.

    Does it look that bad?

    But I want to edit core files. I want it to be contextual.

    Eric Amundson


    Volunteer Moderator


    There are a few easy ways to do this, depending on your theme. And, there’s absolutely no need to edit core files.

    One way would be to edit the wp_register template tag to include the pipe (|) character. Maybe something like this:

    <?php wp_register('<li>', '| </li>'); ?>

    This code example assumes you’re using an unordered list for your footer. If you’re not, you could insert the appropriate before & after tags.

    Another way might be to assign a class to the list item (or other) tag and use CSS to give it a border. Maybe something like this:

    <?php wp_register('<li class="reg_link">', '</li>'); ?>

    Then in your CSS, you could do something like:

    #credits li {display:inline;padding:0 1em;border-left:1px solid #ccc;}
    #credits li.reg_link {border:none;}

    This assumes that you have an unordered list with an ID of “credits” or, if you prefer, an unordered list wrapped in a containing div with an ID of “credits”.

    Of the two methods, the latter is, in my opinion, better because you have much more control of the outcome.

    Eric Amundson


    Volunteer Moderator

    Here’s another way too, which I’ve used myself:

    <ul id="credits">
        <li>&copy; <?php bloginfo('name'); ?></li>
        <?php wp_register(); ?>
        <li><?php wp_loginout(); ?></li>
        <li class="last"><a href="">website by MyCompany</a></li>

    and in the CSS:

    #credits li {display:inline;padding:0 1em;border-right:1px solid #ccc;}
    #credits li.last {border:none;}

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