In my child theme's functions.php file, I'm trying to change a page's title tag:

function custom_title() {
    return "Page Title";
add_filter( 'wp_head', 'custom_title', 9999 );

The code above is not changing the page's default title. What am I doing wrong?


1 Answer 1


Check this out

function custom_title($title_parts) {
    $title_parts['title'] = "Page Title";
    return $title_parts;
add_filter( 'document_title_parts', 'custom_title' );

In custom_title, $title_parts contains 'title', 'page' (the pagination), 'tagline' (the slogan you specified) and 'site'. Set "title" the way you like.

  • Thank you! This did what I wanted to do, NOT wp_head().
    – GTS Joe
    May 28, 2016 at 6:15
  • Add $title_parts['tagline'] = ""; if you don't want a tagline in the title.
    – Keyslinger
    Mar 11, 2021 at 5:47

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