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Get the current post_type context in the WordPress admin.
* gets the current post type in the WordPress Admin
function get_current_post_type() {
global $post, $typenow, $current_screen;
//we have a post so we can just get the post type from that
if ( $post && $post->post_type )
return $post->post_type;
//check the global $typenow - set in admin.php
elseif( $typenow )
return $typenow;
//check the global $current_screen object - set in sceen.php
elseif( $current_screen && $current_screen->post_type )
return $current_screen->post_type;
//lastly check the post_type querystring
elseif( isset( $_REQUEST['post_type'] ) )
return sanitize_key( $_REQUEST['post_type'] );
//we do not know the post type!
return null;
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As of WP 3.3, none of this is necessary. Just use the get_current_screen function.

id; if ($post_type == 'your-post-type-here') { do something } else { do something else } ?>

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get_current_screen will return null when used in the admin_init hook, whereas the above Gist works at any point in the code execution.

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yratof commented Mar 10, 2015

WorksThis really does work like a charm. Trying to enqueue scripts on a specific admin cpt, this was the only thing i've found that worked.

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Not working for me :(

if( 'album' == pj_get_current_post_type() ){
// yoast seo metabox priority low
add_filter('wpseo_metabox_prio', 'pj_wpseo_metabox_prio_callback');
function pj_wpseo_metabox_prio_callback(){
return 'default';

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@bradvin I updated this gist, see if you like my changes and want to edit yours:

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