I have a profile page, it is a template. Every time when I click one of a doctor, the profile page will show the specific doctor info by passing a query string. Something like profile?doctorName=abc. I have rewrote to profile/abc.

Now the page title is "profile | blog name", But I would like to change the title to "abc(doctor's name) | hospital name".(Different doctor is in different hospital). This is my code below, and I tried to put it in the function.php and the profile template:

   <title><?php if (is_page( physician_single_pg()))
            echo something               ////How to get the doctor name
            echo " | ".(our_doctors()); //the hospital name, get from the plugin                
            wp_title( '|', true, 'right' );

I am thinking maybe I can push the query string to the plugin and pull it out in the header. But I don't know how to do that.

I didn't get any luck. Please help, every suggestion is welcome. Thank you.

  • Oh, I figured it out, just use get query var to get the doctor name.
    – Pluto
    Mar 27, 2013 at 18:47
  • Care to post your solution as a proper answer? Mar 27, 2013 at 19:28
  • This is not the best answer, I am still wondering how to make this edition in the plugin:). Right now, it is in the header.php, which means uses cannot change the title. But yes, at least this is a solution.
    – Pluto
    Mar 27, 2013 at 21:14

1 Answer 1


use the wp_title filter. just remove all your code from header.php and put this into your plugin instead:

add_filter( 'wp_title', 'my_wp_title', 10, 2 );

function my_wp_title( $title, $sep = '|' ) {

    if ( is_page( physician_single_pg() ) and get_query_var( 'doctor' ) ) {
        $doctor = get_query_var( 'doctor' );
        $title = ... // here you put your code to build your title from the doctor & hospital name

    return $title;


add_filter( 'query_vars', 'my_query_vars' );

function my_query_vars( $vars ) {

    $vars[] = 'doctor';

    return $vars;

  • Thank you Simon, I tried this code. It works. I have a question: it cannot display the query string properly. For the doctor name, I have to pull a query string from the current page. Is there any way I can get that value from the plugin?
    – Pluto
    Mar 28, 2013 at 21:39
  • The description is at the top of the first post.
    – Pluto
    Mar 28, 2013 at 21:40
  • i've added a function to add your query variable and added the code to check/retrieve its value. let me know if that works. Mar 29, 2013 at 15:21
  • It works! Okay, now I know how to pull a data from other page to plugin. Thank you!
    – Pluto
    Apr 4, 2013 at 16:18

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