Admin Title Check

Description

Admin Title Check adds additional title checking functionality to the title field in the admin’s add and edit post pages. Typing 4 or more characters into the title field will trigger the title check. Any published (including privately) posts, pages and custom post type titles with exact or similar titles will be shown.

Prevent Duplicate Titles

Showing whether the title has been used by other posts and pages prevents duplicate titles (therefore may include duplicate slugs) from being added.

Find Similar Titles

Use existing posts’ titles to help craft a new one.

Simple

The title check is simple to use: just start typing in a title into the title field while adding or editing a post. Exact and similar titles will be shown.

Donations

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Screenshots

  • Showing exact and similar titles while adding a post
  • Showing just similar titles while adding a page
  • Hovering over one of the similar titles

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. The plugin can be triggered by typing 4 or more characters into the title field in the admin’s add /edit post pages.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. The plugin can be triggered by typing 4 or more characters into the title field in the admin’s add /edit post pages.
What post types does this work for? (pages, custom post types?)

Post, pages and custom post types are supported. The title check will happen while adding or editing these post types. These post types titles’ will also be matched against and shown.

Which titles are checked

The title is checked against all published (public and private) post types. This includes other post types.

How are titles matched

It is a simple check. Just exact and similar. Relevancy (how similar) is not a factor.

Performance with larger sites

This plugin sends requests to the server and database to find matching post titles. Several techniques are used to reduce the number of requests such as waiting for 4 characters before initiating the first search and delaying new searches.

This has been tested with a site with 1000+ posts which was on optimized hosting for WordPress. It performed with no issue. However, the performance of much larger sites is unknown and it would be helpful if comments could be left about anyone’s experiences (good and bad please).

Is additional information available about the plugin?

Yes, please see the plugin page.

Contributors & Developers

“Admin Title Check” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0.0

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