Displaying Post Title on Post Edit page?

The question:

I’m trying to include the post title in a custom post type edit screen. For example if the post is called Biography, I want the edit page title to be ‘Edit Biography’. I’m using the below code:

function my_post_register() {
 $mypagetitle = $post->post_title;
 $labels = array(
  'edit_item' => __('Edit '.$mypagetitle),

Why isn’t this displaying the post title?

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

This will do it:

function edit_screen_title() {
    global $post, $title, $action, $current_screen;

    if( isset( $current_screen->post_type ) && $current_screen->post_type == 'post' && $action == 'edit' )
        $title = 'Edit ' . $post->post_title;
}

add_action( 'admin_head', 'edit_screen_title' );

Method 2

two things I’d suggest. First try adding global $post as the first line in your function

global $post;

Also in places I’ve had trouble getting the post_title, then I found another function

$mypagetitle = single_post_title('', false);

You could try that – more details: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/single_post_title


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