Use Dropbox to customise your WordPress admin

Not only do we produce bespoke designs for the front end of all our WordPress based projects, we also include a redesign of the Dashboard and the admin area.

In case you didn’t know, Dropbox is the easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online and can be used for hosting various elements of a website so in this article I’ll show you how to use Dropbox to include your logo in the WP Admin footer.

BEFORE YOU GO ANY FURTHER MAKE SURE YOU’VE MADE A BACK-UP OF EVERYTHING

Next thing to do is sign up to Dropbox.
Once you’ve done that, upload your logo to your public directory.

In your functions.php, paste this code:

// ADMIN FOOTER STUFF
function modify_footer_admin () {
echo '<a href="http://MY SITE.com"><img src="THIS IS WHERE YOUR PUBLIC LINK WILL GO" alt="MY COMPANY" /></a> MY SITE online presence developed by <a href="http://MY SITE.com">MY SITE</a>.';
}
add_filter('admin_footer_text', 'modify_footer_admin');

Next, go back to your Dropbox account.
Rollover the relevant file and on the right you’ll see a down arrow, rollover this and select ‘Copy public link’

Using dropbox to customise your WordPress admin

Back to your functions.php and paste the public link into ‘THIS IS WHERE YOUR PUBLIC LINK WILL GO’.

Don’t forget to also change the relevant ‘MY SITE’ details.

Upload the changed functions.php, refresh your dashboard and check everything works in the footer.

Customised WordPress footer using Dropbox

That’s about all you need to do to enable a connection between your client’s sites and you plus, when you change you logo you’ll only have to update the one on Dropbox.

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