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WordPress: Custom placeholder text for custom post type title input box #snippet #WordPress
<?php
/*
replacing the default "Enter title here" placeholder text in the title input box
with something more descriptive can be helpful for custom post types
place this code in your theme's functions.php or relevant file
source: http://flashingcursor.com/wordpress/change-the-enter-title-here-text-in-wordpress-963
*/
function wpfstop_change_default_title( $title ){
$screen = get_current_screen();
if ( 'your_custom_post_type' == $screen->post_type ){
$title = 'Your custom placeholder text';
}
return $title;
}
add_filter( 'enter_title_here', 'wpfstop_change_default_title' );
?>
@nickberens360
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nickberens360 commented Oct 24, 2013

good find. saved the day.

@MartinL83
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MartinL83 commented Feb 15, 2014

Thanks for sharing!

@rikardhassel
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rikardhassel commented Mar 3, 2014

Thanks!

@redbranchmedia
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redbranchmedia commented Mar 26, 2014

Perfect! Thanks for putting this up

@gabointriago
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gabointriago commented Aug 4, 2014

Nice!! thanks, it helped me alot

@swdimock
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swdimock commented Jan 5, 2015

Thanks for sharing! Nice solution.

@raulvinicius
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raulvinicius commented Feb 27, 2015

Genius! Thanks!

@fgilio
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fgilio commented Mar 1, 2015

Nice, thank you!

@pdmytrewycz
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pdmytrewycz commented Mar 5, 2015

I owe you a beer. Or three.

@EvanHerman
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EvanHerman commented Sep 24, 2015

I would like to propose a change to this, as to prevent any errors from being thrown. You should first check that the post type object is being set inside of $screen.

function wpfstop_change_default_title( $title ) {
    $screen = get_current_screen();
    if( isset( $screen->post_type ) ) {
        if ( 'your_custom_post_type' == $screen->post_type ) {
            $title = 'Your custom placeholder text';
        }
    }
    return $title;
}
add_filter( 'enter_title_here', 'wpfstop_change_default_title' );

@MilanSavaliya
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MilanSavaliya commented Oct 13, 2015

Thnx a lot EvanHerman.. :) (Y)

@bootlab
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bootlab commented Nov 7, 2015

Top Share :)

@brittanynavin
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brittanynavin commented Mar 17, 2016

Thank you! This saved me tons of time

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tripflex commented Mar 22, 2016

Here's one I adapted for the WP Editor placeholder: https://github.com/tripflex/wp-tinymce-placeholder

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