I have a textarea in admin post page when creating new post, that's title:

<textarea id="post-title-0" class="editor-post-title__input" placeholder="Add title" rows="1" style="overflow: hidden; overflow-wrap: break-word; resize: none; height: 94px;">vbhgfhfgh</textarea>

I want to update title on the fly using jQuery. I tried

$('#post-title-0').val('some value');
$('#post-title-0').text('some value');

I also tried using plain javascript.

val() updates title but when I click on title it is being erased. Is there anyway to update title via JS?


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The block editor is restoring back the title that was last saved (or typed manually into the textarea), so with the block editor, you can change the title dynamically using this code:

wp.data.dispatch( 'core/editor' ).editPost( { title: 'Title here' } )

PS: You should make sure your JS file has the wp-editor, wp-edit-post or wp-data as part of the dependencies.


Here are the resources which helped me identify the above solution/code:

  • Thank you very much, I'll test it out :)
    – FosAvance
    Commented Jun 12, 2019 at 8:20
  • Sure, take your time. :)
    – Sally CJ
    Commented Jun 12, 2019 at 8:32
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    It worked. yeeeey :D BTW where did you find that info, is it anywhere on WP official page?
    – FosAvance
    Commented Jun 12, 2019 at 15:58
  • I decided to update the answer with the resources which helped me. I hope that helps you. ;)
    – Sally CJ
    Commented Jun 12, 2019 at 22:52
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    Thank you for this.
    – kosher
    Commented Jun 17, 2023 at 1:24

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