Hello i wonder if you can help me. How do you make to post titles capitalize the first letter of every word?

Is there a way to do it in wordpress?

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    Then there's CSS: .entry-title { text-transform: capitalize; }
    – birgire
    Commented Dec 16, 2018 at 10:45

3 Answers 3


The code below was assembled of different pieces I've found around and it was not tested. Consider it as an idea only.

add_filter( 'the_title', 'my_capitalize_title', 10, 2 );

function my_capitalize_title( $title, $id ) {

    // get separate words
    $words = preg_split( '/[^\w]*([\s]+[^\w]*|$)/', $title, NULL, PREG_SPLIT_NO_EMPTY );

    $stop_words = array(
        'the', //

    $title_case = '';

    foreach( $words as $word ) {
        // concatenate stop word intact
        if ( in_array( $word, $stop_words ) ) {
            $title_case .= $word;
        // or concatenate capitalized word
        $title_case .=  ucfirst( $word );

    return $title_case;

You have to polish the idea: you don't want "The Simpsons" to become "the Simpsons".


WordPress is based on PHP. So, a better question might be, "Is there a PHP function that will do this?" The answer given above ucwords; is correct. However, there may be words you don't want capitalized, such as "a", "an" or "the". If that is the case, there needs to be a filter that prevents these words from being capitalized. However, that is beyond the scope of this question.


Is this for <title></title> or output title?

If output title, call your title as echo ucwords( get_the_title() ); on your page.

If <title></title>, you can do the same as above by applying a filter to wpseo_title in your functions file.

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