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Change Publish Metabox Text for Custom Post Type

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Are you looking for a way to change the text of published metabox for specific custom post type? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to change publish metabox text for custom post type.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function wps_translation_mangler($translation, $text, $domain) {
        global $post;
    if ($post->post_type == 'events') {
 
        $translations = &get_translations_for_domain( $domain);
        if ( $text == 'Scheduled for: <b>%1$s</b>') {
            return $translations->translate( 'Event Date: <b>%1$s</b>' );
        }
        if ( $text == 'Published on: <b>%1$s</b>') {
            return $translations->translate( 'Event Date: <b>%1$s</b>' );
        }
        if ( $text == 'Publish <b>immediately</b>') {
            return $translations->translate( 'Event Date: <b>%1$s</b>' );
        }
    }
 
    return $translation;
}
 
add_filter('gettext', 'wps_translation_mangler', 10, 4);

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 62 best free WordPress blog themes and how to create stunning WordPress optin forms.

Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. thanks a lot

  2. Thanks, very helpful!  So many others were tossing out terrible hacks.  Appreciate it!

    1.  no problem Dave glad this snippet did the trick!

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