I would like to know is there a hook in wordpress to edit prefix and postfix of the_title in wordpress.

The code in content.php

the_title( '<h1 class="entry-title">', '</h1>' );

I would like to add content after the closing tag of h1.

When I use the_title hook the content is added inside the h1 tag.

Like to know how to add outside the h1 tag by using action hook (fron the plugin).


3 Answers 3


You can use it that way :

function add_suffix_to_title($title, $id = null){
    if (! is_admin()) {
        return '<h1>'.$title.'</h1> Your Suffix';
    return $title;

add_action( 'the_title', 'add_suffix_to_title', 10, 1 );

And when you invoke the "the_title" function remove the h1 tag :


I hope that would help you.


Using get_the_title() will work for you:

<h1><?php echo get_the_title(); ?></h1><span>YOUR CUSTOM CONTENT</span>
  • I am not asking for a solution to edit the theme file. I am interested in a action hook which will help me to do it from the plugin. Commented Oct 20, 2016 at 12:28

Please try this

the_title( '<h1 class="entry-title">', 'YOUR CUSTOM CONTENT</h1>' );
  • 1
    Please read the question: "I would like to add content after the closing tag of h1." :)
    – fuxia
    Commented Jun 7, 2019 at 8:41

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