apply_filters( ‘widget_meta_poweredby’, string $html, array $instance )

Filters the “” list item HTML in the Meta widget.


Default HTML for the list item.
Array of settings for the current widget.

More Information

  • The “widget_meta_poweredby” filter is part of the build in Meta widget. This filter allows you to alter the powered by link at the bottom of the widget. By default, this links to
  • Note that the filter function must return an value after it is finished processing or the result will be empty.


echo apply_filters(
		'<li><a href="%1$s">%2$s</a></li>',
		esc_url( __( '' ) ),
		__( '' )


4.9.0Added the $instance parameter.

User Contributed Notes

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    Example Migrated from Codex:

    Replacing with a custom powered by link.

    add_filter( 'widget_meta_poweredby', 'custom_meta_poweredby' );
    function custom_meta_poweredby( $html, $instance ) {
        // Replace with custom powered by link
        return ' More Awesome by <a href="; title="More Awesome by Matt Mullenweg">Matt Mullenweg</a>';

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