i created a custom post type called 30 day boot camp using this code:

add_action( 'init', 'rt_custom_post' );
function rt_custom_post() {
  register_post_type( '30-day-boot-camp',
    'labels' => array(
        'name' => __( 'Boot Camps' ),
        'singular_name' => __( 'Boot Camp' ),
        'add_new' => _x('Add New', 'Boot Camp'),
        'add_new_item' => __("Add New Boot Camp"),
        'edit_item' => __("Edit Boot Camp"),
        'new_item' => __("New Boot Camp"),
        'view_item' => __("View Boot Camp"),
        'search_items' => __("Search in Boot Camps"),
        'not_found' =>  __('No Boot Camp'),
        'not_found_in_trash' => __('No Boot Camp found in Trash')

    'public' => true,
    'has_archive' => true,
       'menu_icon'   => 'dashicons-calendar-alt',
    'supports' => array('title','editor','thumbnail','author'),

When i am on the archive page (archive-30-day-boot-camp.php) i can pull the name for the boot camp by this code:

<?php if ( is_post_type_archive( '30-day-boot-camp' ) ) : ?>
<h1 class="h-landmark entry-title"><span>
<?php post_type_archive_title(); ?></span></h1>
<?php endif?>

and it returns "boot camps"

However when i go to a single entry on my (single-30-day-boot-camp.php) i can't understand how to return the custom post type name. I want it to return "boot camps" Not just the post title itself. (which could for instance be "day 1".)

i tried:

<?php post_type_archive_title(''); ?>

but nothing shows up

i also tried

<?php post_type_archive_title('30-day-boot-camp'); ?>

1 Answer 1


If you're within the loop then the_title() should return the post type's title. post_type_archive_title is specifically for archives.

To get the human readable name of the post type, though, I've not seen anything better than this from the Codex:

$obj = get_post_type_object( '30-day-boot-camp' );
echo $obj->labels->singular_name;
  • i don't want to return the title of the post itself i want to return the title of the post type.. So it would say "boot camps" at the top of the single page and then a little lower i'll return post title. Sorry if i wasn't clear.
    – rudtek
    Jun 10, 2016 at 20:39
  • Ah. I've updated my answer accordingly. Jun 10, 2016 at 20:48

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