I'm tyring to change the "View all posts in category" tooltip you see when you hover over a category link in wordpress. Until now I've always done it in the Wordpress core file named category-template.php - however I'm searching for a method to do it in the functions.php so I don't have to change it after every Wordpress update.

I could only find this code to remove the "View all posts in category" title attribute alltogether, but I have no idea how to modify it:

add_filter( 'the_category', 'remove_category_title' );
function remove_category_title( $category ) {
return preg_replace( '/\s* title=\s*".*?"/i', '', $category );

I just want to change the text "View all posts in" and "View all posts filed under"

  • There are multiple instances of this string in WordPress core. Which function exactly are you asking about?
    – Rarst
    Apr 26, 2014 at 20:49
  • ideally every instance of "View all posts in" and "View posts filed under" in the core file category-template.php. In line 59 for example $chain .= '<a href="' . esc_url( get_category_link( $parent->term_id ) ) . '" title="' . esc_attr( sprintf( __( "View all posts in %s" ), $parent->name ) ) . '">'.$name.'</a>' . $separator;
    – ndru
    Apr 26, 2014 at 21:02

1 Answer 1


Found something that works fine:

add_filter( 'the_category', 'remove_category_link_prefix' );
add_filter( 'wp_list_categories', 'remove_category_link_prefix' );

function remove_category_link_prefix($output) {
    $replace = array( 
            'View all posts in',
            'View all posts filed under' 

    return str_replace( $replace, 'Text you want to show up', $output);

found here: http://kaspars.net/blog/wordpress/remove-view-all-posts-filed-under-category-widget

  • He wants to edit, not to remove.
    – Jornes
    Feb 12, 2017 at 9:33

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