WordPress Function to Change the “Howdy” message to “Welcome”

With this function you can customize the “Howdy” message in top right of your admin area.
This function make use of JQuery to change the “Howdy” message to “Welcome”.

/****** Customize admin message "Howdy" to "Welcome" ******/
$nohowdy = "Welcome";

if (is_admin()) {
    add_action('init', 'artdev_nohowdy_h');
    add_action('admin_footer', 'artdev_nohowdy_f');
// Load jQuery
function artdev_nohowdy_h() {
// Modify
function artdev_nohowdy_f() {
global $nohowdy;
echo <<<JS
<script type="text/javascript">
var nohowdy = "$nohowdy";
jQuery('#user_info p')
    jQuery('#user_info p')

PHP version, using gettext filter:

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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