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How To Prepend a Message to the Post Title Using Custom Fields

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Do you want to prepend a message to the post title using custom fields? This snippet that will prepend the string “Sponsored post:” to the post title when the sponsored custom field is set to true.

Instructions

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

add_filter( 'the_title', 'wps_sponsored' );
function wps_sponsored( $title ) {
   global $post;
   $sponsored = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'sponsored', true);
   if( is_single() && $sponsored == 'true' ){
       return 'Sponsored post: '.$title;
   }
   return $title;
}

This snippet is similar to the one above. However, this snippet will prepend the value of the sponsored custom field to the post title.

Instructions

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

add_filter( 'the_title', 'wps_sponsored' );
function wps_sponsored( $title ) {
   global $post;
   $sponsored = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'sponsored', true);
   if( is_single() && !empty($sponsored) ){
       return $sponsored.' '.$title;
   }
   return $title;
}

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.

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