On the site I'm currently developing I am using 'Custom Post Type UI' to manage my custom post types.

Within this I can manage the description for any of the new custom post types that I have created.

How would I go about editing the description of the default 'posts' post type?

I am outputting this description under the heading in each section.


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you can use global $wp_post_types to edit the description for example:

add_action('init' , 'edit_post_description');
function edit_post_description(){
    global $wp_post_types;
    $wp_post_types['post'] ->description = 'type your description here...';
  • Thanks for your response. Do you know of anyway to manage it through the dashboard? (via a plugin?). I'd ideally like to be able to give a client control over it.
    – Probocop
    Commented May 11, 2011 at 13:05
  • 2
    you can create an admin panel codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Menus
    – Bainternet
    Commented May 11, 2011 at 13:13

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