Ultimate Branding

Display your colors, logo, company name and brand messaging across your entire site. Remove or replace WordPress branding from login to logout without a line of code.


  • Fixed bug in text change module


January 23, 2015 - version
  • Fixed bug in text change module

January 19, 2015 - version
  • Fixed minor bugs that caused php nags

January 18, 2015 - version
  • Fixed bug in text change for replacing punctuations
  • Fixed bug in contextual help content
  • Added visual editor to help content

October 18, 2014 - version
  • Added: Custom welcome message to hide dashboard welcome
  • Fixed: Support for line breaks in help content module

September 13, 2014 - version 1.8

    June 26, 2014 - version
    • Accepting relative image url as login image
    • Fixed bug in adminbar text hover text and icon color
    • Fixed "dashboard welcome" still available after hiding it
    • Made admin bar module more cache compatible
    • Fixed minor js pitfalls

    May 13, 2014 - version 1.7.2
    • Added ability to reorder custom menus as well as default menus using drag and drop ( Custom Admin Bar )
    • Fixed default style for images used as link ( menu ) title ( Custom Admin Bar )

    May 7, 2014 - version 1.7.1
    • Added default style for images as menu title ( Custom Admin Bar )
    • Added ability to edit Admin Bar's style ( Custom Admin Bar )
    • Added css editor ( Custom Admin Bar, Custom Admin CSS, Custom Login CSS )
    • Fixed issue with added custom menus not showing on sub sites ( Custom Admin Bar )
    • Added better support for older php versions ( v5.2.17+ )

    May 6, 2014 - version
    • Fixed issue with png images in menu title

    May 6, 2014 - version 1.7
    • Revamped adding menus (Custom Admin Bar)
    • Revamped UI (Custom Admin Bar)
    • Added ability to add unlimited menus and submenus (Custom Admin Bar)
    • Added ability to order parent and child menus (Custom Admin Bar)
    • Added ability to set mailto for menu url (Custom Admin Bar)
    • Added separate global footer content for subsites and main site (Global Footer Content)
    • Added background colorpicker for the footer content (Global Footer Content)
    • Added height for the footer content (Global Footer Content)

    April 21, 2014 - version
    • Refactored how new site creation emails are branded

    April 18, 2014 - version 1.6.2
    • Fixed issues with new site creation email subject not being branded under multisite

    April 1, 2014 - version 1.6.1

      March 10, 2014 - version 1.6
      • Added new module for customizing and controlling admin color schemes (+ "Ultimate" flat design color scheme)
      • Rewritten favicon module
      • now supports native WordPress media image browsing and all image extensions.
      • Login Image module
      • added option for inserting logo from URL
      • Added different logos per site (if the plugin is not network activated)
      • Fixed issue with subsite login logos when plugin is network activated
      • Fixed issue with invisible logo, reseting logo, saving logo on some installations, confirmation window etc.)
      • Resolved issue with non-https urls when ssl is used on login page
      • Resolved issues with undefined constant "UPLOADS"
      • Resolved issue with mixed content when using https (caused by UB_url)
      • Other code improvements

      December 3, 2013 - version 1.5.5
      • Resolved issues with confirmation message appeared while trying to save the login image
      • Other small code improvements

      December 2, 2013 - version 1.5.4
      • Updated Custom Admin Bar module 1.4 (fixed issue with unique node IDs) + compatibility for WP 3.8+
      • Update Login Image Module (2.0.5)
      • fixed issue with subsite login logos when plugin is network activated

      November 27, 2013 - version 1.5.3
      • Updated Login Image module (2.0.3)
      • added check for backwards compatibility
      • Fixed issue with media browse button caused by browser cache

      November 26, 2013 - version 1.5.2
      • Fixed issues with failure responses on requested URL in login image module

      November 25, 2013 - version 1.5
      • Rewritten login image module
      • now supports native WordPress media image browsing and all image extensions
      • Added support for high and low priorities for meta boxes in Remove WP Dashboard Widgets module
      • Added support for Mailchimp, bbPress, Woo and other widgets in Remove WP Dashboard Widgets module
      • Fixed issue with follow up email headers if plugin is network activated
      • Fixed issue with Site Generator module for Single Site
      • Fixed issue with menu node ID in Admin Bar module
      • CSS fixes for WP 3.8 version
      • Other small code improvements

      October 18, 2013 - version 1.4.1

        October 18, 2013 - version 1.4
        • Added feature to "Remove WP Dashboard Widgets" module for removing all widgets including non-default / custom widgets
        • Added new module "Global Header Content"
        • Added "Disable All" modules feature
        • Fixed issue with currently selected module indication in the main plugin menu

        October 15, 2013 - version 1.3
        • Fixed issue with printing out meta box names on dashboard page in "Remove WP Dashboard Widgets" module

        October 15, 2013 - version 1.2.9
        • Added new module "Custom E-mail From Headers"
        • Fixed issue with limited number of items in "Custom Admin Bar" module

        September 30, 2013 - version 1.1.8

          September 20, 2013 - version 1.1.7

            August 4, 2013 - version

              January 29, 2013 - version 1.1.6

                January 17, 2013 - version 1.1.5

                  January 13, 2013 - version 1.1.4

                    December 14, 2012 - version 1.1.3

                      November 29, 2012 - version 1.1.2

                        November 27, 2012 - version 1.1.1

                          November 23, 2012 - version 1.1

                            June 28, 2012 - version 1.0.3

                              June 15, 2012 - version 1.0.2

                                June 13, 2012 - version 1.0.1

                                  June 9, 2012 - version 1

                                    Downloads 113,438

                                    Compatibility WordPress 4.1 Multisite 4.1 BuddyPress 2.2

                                    "Ultimate Branding makes it feel like the whole job was much more custom and it takes just a couple extra minutes."


                                    With Ultimate Branding you can add, remove or change WordPress branding across an entire network.

                                    Finish site customization with Ultimate Branding and layout polished backend design in minutes. Give users a better experience with site specific directions, brand clarity and fluid transitions from front to back.

                                    Quickly replace WordPress branding with your own.
                                    Quickly replace WordPress branding with your own.

                                    Clear Consistent Branding

                                    From the iconic WordPress favicon to the classic ‘Proudly powered by WordPress’, visitors and clients are sent mixed messaging before your site even loads.

                                    Hide WordPress branding and share consistent, custom brand messaging.

                                    Create a look and feel to match your brand with custom dashboard color palettes. Display your logo everywhere the WordPress logo shows and replace ‘WordPress’ with your company name.

                                    Login Screen Makeover

                                    Replace the WordPress logo on the login screen with any image in your media library. Add a background image or completely redesign your login screen with custom design elements, colors and fonts.

                                    Beautify your login screen.
                                    Beautify your login screen.

                                    Block WordPress core updates from overwriting customizations using secure CSS style sheets.

                                    Menus that meet your clients needs.
                                    Menus that meet your clients needs.

                                    A Personalized Dashboard

                                    Enhance the familiar WordPress framework by reordering, hiding, adjusting and configuring elements to fit your clients’ needs.

                                    Hide the WordPress welcome and select the dashboard widgets users can access.

                                    Reconfigure the admin toolbar with custom menu items. Create help links that are actually helpful, and integrate a contact link that points to you. With Ultimate Branding, you can quickly create a WordPress Dashboard that’s simple, easy to use and creates company loyalty.

                                    Optimum Speed, Better Security

                                    Ultimate Branding is secure, fast and flexible. Use one plugin for every customization. Activate only the features you need for optimum performance. Eliminate compatibility issues and increase security by removing multiple unsupported plugins and hacked core modifications.

                                    Get Ultimate Branding now and completely rebrand your site from front to back for a truly polished design.

                                    Start by reading Installing plugins section in our comprehensive WordPress and WordPress Multisite Manual if you are new to WordPress.

                                    Here’s a quick introduction to Ultimate Branding to help get you started:


                                    This plugin is Network Activated.

                                    Once installed its time to get it configured so head on over to the admin panel:

                                    Admin –> Network Admin –> Branding

                                    You then need to decide which modules you want to have installed. For the purpose of this tutorial we will walk through them all in order.


                                    For every enabled module, a new settings tab will become available in the Ultimate Branding area.

                                    There is one exception: Remove WP Dashboard Link for users without site. That module has no settings tab because, if a user does not have a site in your network, it will simply remove the “My Sites” link from the adminbar.

                                    Branding - Tabs

                                    Login Image

                                    Branding - Custom Login Image

                                    All self explanatory really, but everybody loves a good manual. :)

                                    Click on the “Choose File” button then select your login image from your computer. Take note that animated gifs will not be preserved and the maximum file size and dimensions there.

                                    Please take care of the below points while choosing a custom login image.

                                    • Image should not be more than 500KB in size
                                    • It should be no more than 310px Wide by 70px height, if it is then it would be cropped to that dimensions
                                    • Animated gifs will not be preserved

                                    Then click on the Save Changes button and it will be uploaded for you.

                                    And this is how it will look on your WordPress login page – wp-login.php

                                    Custom Admin Bar

                                    With the Custom Admin Bar you can create your own drop down and logo within the WordPress Admin Bar, you can add your own links pointing to wherever you wish so that could be tutorials, games, forums, contact forms or anything else you wish.

                                    Branding - Custom Admin Bar

                                    Enable Custom Entry: The first option is to enable this feature or not. You might wish to have this disabled whilst you create your links and logo.

                                    Entry Title: You can enter a logo link here or just some text of your choice. Its the perfect way to brand the admin bar for your network.

                                    Title Link Leads To:

                                    Nowhere – If you just want your logo or text then you can select this option.

                                    Main Site – Clicking on the logo/text will send your users to your main site

                                    Current Site – Clicking on the logo/text will send your users to the home page of which ever site they are currently on.

                                    Site Admin – Clicking on the logo/text will send your users to the admin area

                                    This URL – Clicking on the logo/text will send your users to any url you wish, just enter it within the field.

                                    Branding - Branding - Custom Admin Bar - Further Options

                                    Add New Link:

                                    URL: There are three options here depending on where you wish to link to.

                                    Administrative Page: This will give you the sites base url to the admin area, you can then add the remainder of the url, so if you want people visit the themes page you then just add themes.php to the url field.

                                    Site Page: Now you can link to anything on the front end of a website, like a contact form perhaps.

                                    External Page: With this option you can link to any page or website you wish.

                                    Title: The title of the link.

                                    Configure Links: In this section you can sort, edit or delete any links you have previously added.

                                    Disable WordPress menu items: The Custom Admin Bar module will also let you disable links added there by WordPress.

                                    • WordPress Menu
                                    • Site menu
                                    • My Sites
                                    • Add New
                                    • Comments
                                    • Updates

                                    All done for this section just click on the Save Changes Button.

                                    Remove Dashboard Widgets

                                    Part of making your own white labeled solution you won’t want all those WordPress widgets showing will you?

                                    Lets remove em then!

                                    Branding - Disable Dasboard Widgets

                                    These include:

                                    • Browser Nag
                                    • Right Now
                                    • Recent Comments
                                    • Incoming Links
                                    • Plugins
                                    • QuickPress
                                    • Recent Drafts
                                    • Primary Feed
                                    • Secondary Feed

                                    Just select the Dashboard Widgets you want to remove, and hit the Save Changes button.

                                    Admin Help Content

                                    If you are wanting your own contextual help drop downs, this is the place to be so lets go through the options.

                                    You could use this to post handy links to your tutorials site, your support area or put in there any information you wish.

                                    Branding - Contextual Help

                                    The first one there is default but you can change it as you desire.

                                    You can then add additional items. Take note of the title and the content in the above image, this is how it looks once saved:

                                    Branding - Contextual Help - Example

                                    Cool eh!

                                    But I bet your wondering about the “Help Side Bar” part, well wonder no more, you can change this in the same for:

                                    Branding - Contextual Help - Help Sidebar

                                    You can also choose to not display your content within the Network Admin area in addition to the option of keeping all the original help content. The choice is yours! :)

                                    Don’t forget to Save Changes.

                                    Global Footer Content

                                    Get your network branding on all sites on your platform. Using the WordPress editor you could add some short copyright, links to your Terms Of Service, your affiliate scheme or anything you like.

                                    Ultimate Branding - Global Footer

                                    Once you save those changes you can see them in the footer of your sites, this example is in the Twenty Eleven them:

                                    Ultimate Branding - Global Footer Example

                                    Dashboard Footer Content

                                    Just like the footer of ever site in your network you might also want some branding in the admin as well, why not, it makes sense !

                                    Ultimate Branding - Custom Dashboard Footer

                                    As with the site wide footer just enter what you want to appear there and save those changes. The admin footer will then change from this:

                                    Ultimate Branding - Custom Dashboard Footer - Default Footer

                                    To this:

                                    Rebrand Meta Widget

                                    This one has no settings, you just enable it and you are set to go.

                                    The WordPress.org link will be changed to “Your Network” link.

                                    Ultimate Branding - Meta Widget

                                    Remove Permalinks Menu

                                    This also carries no settings, it’s real simple just enable and then the Permalinks menu will be removed from each website on your Network.

                                    Ultimate Branding - Remove Permalinks Menu

                                    Now you see it:

                                    Ultimate Branding - Default Permalinks Menu

                                    And now you don’t:

                                    Ultimate Branding - Remove Permalinks Menu Gone

                                    Site Generator Replacement

                                    Not only can we get rid of branding here but also the version number of WordPress you are using. Some claim showing which version you use here could easily lead to security issues when vulnerabilities in the code are exposed. So don’t delay, get rid today!

                                    Site Generator Replacement - Admin Area

                                    So lets get this replaced:New Site Generator - Before

                                    With something like this:

                                    New Site Generator - After

                                    Cool eh !

                                    Network Wide Text Change

                                    And now for changing some text in your network. Howdy for one might be something you would want to change, so lets do it.

                                    Network Wide Text Change

                                    And that will change this:

                                    Magically to this:

                                    Network Wide Text Change

                                    Simple, eh!

                                    And you can add as many items as you wish which need changing.

                                    Custom Multisite Favicons

                                    This item once enabled is located under the Images tab.

                                    Ultimate Branding - Custom Favicon

                                    Take note of the maximum width and height

                                    500kb Maximum.

                                    16px Width by 16px Height

                                    Depending on your browser this will appear in a tab, in the URL field and Bookmark.

                                    Custom Admin CSS

                                    All CSS you enter in here will be used throughout the admin area on every single page.

                                    Ultimate Branding - Admin CSS

                                    You might like to use something like Firebug in Firefox or developer tools in Chrome to find out the CSS you wish to edit. Then once you are happy just add it here and save those changes.

                                    Custom Login CSS

                                    This item once enabled is located under the CSS tab.

                                    Ultimate Branding - Custom Login CSS

                                    You can customize your Login page here with any CSS you wish, just keep in mind this will happen in the wp-login.php for every site within your network.

                                    Hide Dashboard Welcome

                                    This item once enabled is located under the Widgets tab.

                                    No settings for this one either:

                                    Ultimate Branding  - Hide Dashboard Welcome

                                    So now there is no more of this:

                                    Ultimate Branding - Hide Welcome Message

                                    And that’s it, one totally awesome plugin with so many handy rebranding options!

                                    Cool eh!

                                    And as always, if you get stuck then pop over to the community and get your questions posted.

                                    Ultimate Branding Features

                                    Take complete control of brand messaging.

                                    • Change or remove all WordPress branding
                                    • Highlight your web design and development service
                                    • Add custom logo to the Admin Bar
                                    • Simple login image replacement
                                    • Display custom favicon
                                    • Quick change the word “WordPress” to the name of your business – everywhere
                                    • CSS child fields for protected backend code customizations
                                    • Brand match with custom dashboard color palettes
                                    • Reorganize and create custom Admin Bar menus
                                    • Direct link support and help buttons to your team
                                    • Share network wide Copyright, Terms of Service, Affiliate link or anything you like
                                    • Redesign the login screen colors, fonts, opacity and add background image using custom CSS
                                    • Hide WordPress dashboard Welcome
                                    • Remove distracting, unneeded Dashboard widgets
                                    • Block 3rd party dashboard widgets
                                    • Change the WordPress ‘Howdy’
                                    • Reduce time spent on client training and questions with custom help links
                                    • Customize ‘Admin Help Content’ area with site specific directions
                                    • Protect site structure by hiding ‘Permalinks’ menu
                                    • Increase site security and speed using one comprehensive plugin