We are creating a custom post type with field names that are easy to identify and remember. Our partner explained that the description field cannot be renamed. Is this true?

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    The description parameter when registering a post type? As far as I know it isn't used anywhere unless the theme specifies it but it can be updated to display a different description after registration but the parameter key itself cannot be renamed. Could you edit your question and post an example or use-case, please?
    – Howdy_McGee
    Apr 24, 2017 at 18:26
  • Second to Howdy's comment. As long as you have a good backup, you should be perfectly fine to change the description text.
    – jdm2112
    Apr 24, 2017 at 18:28

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although I'm very much unfamiliar the "description" field, but you can change all the properties of a custom post type, always have a backup of it before making any change, answer for changing name is already available on this forum, go through the following link.

How do I safely change the name of a custom post type?

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