Change Custom Logo in Admin WordPress Dashboard | Do you wish to change WordPress icon in admin dashboard? Many WordPress users change their custom logo for branding purposes. So, in this article, I will show you how you can change your custom logo on it.

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Important Tips: If you use WordPress just admin is you, it is better not to change it. If you are web developer, it is better to change it on your client’s web

Change Custom Logo in Admin WordPress Dashboard

Below, I show you two method how you can do it. Just follow the method you comfortable with it.

Method 1: Using Plugin

By install plugin, it is easier and recommended for every beginner. For more details about install plugin, please look our tutorial how to install plugin on WordPress.

Step 1: Install White Lable CMS plugin.

Step 2: Go to Settings >>> White Lable CMS. Then you will see the page like in the screenshot below. Click on “Branding”

Step 3: On “Hide WordPress Logos” section, choose Yes. On “Add Your Logo” section, upload your own icon in 16px x 16px size.

Step 4: Click “Save Change” and your new icon will appear meanwhile WordPress logo will hide or remove.

Now, we will proceed to method 2.

Method 2: Add Manually by Using Code

Please use child-theme if you want to change the code.

In the second method, you will use custom code. So, my strong advice is, please use a child theme if you want to change any code in your WordPress. So that, your customization will not lose if you update the theme.

Step 1: Save your custom logo as custom-logo.png in 16px x 16px size.

Step 2: Upload the logo into /wp-content/themes/your-theme/images folder by using FTP or direct cPanel.

Step 3: Simply add the code below to your theme’s functions.php file.

Save the change and see the magic. Now you will see your custom icon on your admin WordPress dashboard.


In this tutorial, you have learned how to add or change the custom logo in WordPress admin dashboard. Use it wisely for your branding.

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