I have a dilemma, well a new blog which im developing and a few of the posts titles are like this 'Tutorial: Build your first App' or 'Tutorial: Start your business with xensuithia'

I have a page called tutorials that display the posts from this category.

I need the title to not display the 'Tutorial:' part on this page, I tried:

str_replace('Tutorial:',' ', the_title()); 

However it does not work. It just outputs the full title.

  • this is not a WordPress question at all. you need to do something like $cut_title = str_replace('Tutorial:',' ', the_title()); echo $cut_title; (I've flagged to close this question)
    – anu
    Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 14:21
  • grrr - as Markus points out, it should be get_the_title()
    – anu
    Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 14:29
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    Yeah, it is a WP question. It's about the_title() (and by inference, get_the_title(). Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 15:31

1 Answer 1


That's because the_title() echoes the title. Use this instead:

echo str_replace( 'Tutorial: ', '', get_the_title() );
  • None of these work :'( Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 14:27
  • What's the problem exactly?
    – Roomsick
    Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 14:33

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