How to Change the Default “Enter Title Here” for Custom Post Types in WordPress

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Are you tired of seeing the generic "Enter title here" message every time you create a new custom post type in WordPress? If so, you’re not alone. Many developers and content creators find it helpful to have a more personalized message that is specific to their custom post types. In this article, we will explore how to change the default "Enter title here" text for your custom post types, allowing you to provide clear and informative instructions to your users.

					function wpturbo_change_default_title( $title ){

    $screen = get_current_screen();

    if ( 'your_custom_post_type' == $screen->post_type ) {
        $title = 'Your custom title here';

    return $title;
add_filter( 'enter_title_here', 'wpturbo_change_default_title' );

The code snippet provided aims to change the default "Enter title here" text for a specific custom post type in WordPress.

To achieve this, we define a new function called wpturbo_change_default_title that takes the default title as a parameter. Inside the function, we call the get_current_screen() function to get information about the current screen being displayed in the WordPress admin.

Next, we check if the post type of the current screen is equal to the target custom post type. In this case, we use 'your_custom_post_type' as a placeholder for the actual name of the custom post type. If this condition is met, we update the $title variable to the desired custom title.

Finally, we return the modified title back to the calling code.

To apply this functionality, we use the add_filter() function, which allows us to modify the behavior of a specific WordPress filter. In this case, we hook our wpturbo_change_default_title function to the 'enter_title_here' filter. This filter is responsible for modifying the default "Enter title here" text when creating new posts in the WordPress admin.

By adding our filter function to the 'enter_title_here' filter, we ensure that our custom title will be displayed instead of the default text whenever a new post of the specified custom post type is created.

Remember to replace 'your_custom_post_type' with the actual name of your custom post type in order for the code to work correctly.

With these steps executed, the default "Enter title here" text will be replaced with your custom title whenever a new post is created within the specified custom post type.

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