Change Default ‘Enter Title Here’ for Custom Post Types

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By default, the placeholder for the title field of all post types will be same. You can change default ‘Enter Title Here’ for custom post types.

Instructions: Add the following code to the functions.php of your WordPress theme.
You’ll need to update the POST_TYPE name and default text in the code below.

function change_default_title( $title ){
     $screen = get_current_screen();
     if  ( 'POST_TYPE' == $screen->post_type ) {
          $title = 'Enter Invoice Title';
     return $title;
add_filter( 'enter_title_here', 'change_default_title' );

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  1. This doesnt seem to work (WP 3.8)

  2. hello
    how can i set one title for each post type i have? tx a lot!

    1. add_filter(‘enter_title_here’, ‘my_title_place_holder’ , 20 , 2 );
      function my_title_place_holder($title , $post){

      if( $post->post_type == ‘portfolio’ ){
      $my_title = “Add new Portfolio”;
      return $my_title;

      return $title;


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