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So I would like to replace the entire title of posts in WordPress bases on user behaviuor and role. Please note that I would like to replace the entire post title and not the prepend or append text to it.

Each post has a 'default' title, which is the title of the post, like "Make No.1245/12.02.2022 on model 2376/2021". The alternative title would be "Make No.*******/********.2022 on model *******/2021" basically replacing certain parts of the title with asterisks, essentially hiding it.

If the user is logged in AND has role 'subscriber' THEN he/she sees the default post title.

If the user is visitor (not logged in) OR is logged in but his role is 'pending' THEN he sees the alternative post title.

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You can use the_title filter to modify the post_title prior to printing on the screen.

add_filter("the_title", function($title, $id)){
  $user = wp_get_current_user();
  if((!is_user_logged_in() || in_array("pending", $user->roles)) && "post" === get_post_type($id)){
    $title = "Custom title";
  }
  return $title;
}, 10, 2);

source: https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/hooks/the_title/

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  • Thank you for your reply, @Himad. There is a bracket missing after $user->roles). However it now reflects on all WordPress titles (post, pages, etc.). Is there a way yo apply to posts only? Thank you! Jun 5, 2022 at 18:21
  • I added another conditional to modify the title only on posts. Hope it helps!
    – Himad
    Jun 5, 2022 at 20:34
  • If my answer helped you, I'd appreciate it if you mark it as the best answer :)
    – Himad
    Jun 6, 2022 at 21:42
  • Thank you very much, Himad! Works perfectly! Jun 7, 2022 at 7:31

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