I have this in the archive.php file of my theme:

<?php else : ?>
  <h1 class="archive-title"><?php printf( __( get_post_type() ) ); ?></h1>
<?php endif; ?>

And it returns the slug for the post type. I'd like it to return the plural name of the post type instead. What should I use to replace get_post_type()?

1 Answer 1


Figured it out:

<h1 class="archive-title">
  <?php echo get_post_type_object( get_post_type() )->label; ?>
  • Great if you can solve your own problem. +1 for that, and also posting your solution. Don't forget to accept your own answer. Commented Mar 2, 2014 at 6:12

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