Do you want to split a WordPress post or page title into a new line?
By default, your post title is just a single heading, and you cannot break it into a new line. However, a super long title can look unattractive and jarring.
In this article, we will show you how to split posts or page titles in WordPress.
Difference Between a Split Title and a Subtitle in WordPress
Splitting a post or page title on your WordPress site allows you to break the title into new lines without changing formatting or style.
A long title can look unattractive and can be difficult to read for users. By splitting titles, you can make it easier for readers to see the whole title and understand what it’s about.
Additionally, this can also help you highlight important keywords and grab readers’ attention.
On the other hand, a subtitle allows you to add two different headings for your WordPress post or page. It can act as a secondary title that is typically displayed below the main heading.
For more details on this, see our tutorial on how to add subtitles for posts and pages in WordPress.
Having said that, let’s see how to split posts or page titles in WordPress without writing any code.
How to Split Post or Page Titles in WordPress
Upon activation, open the page or post where you want to split the title in the WordPress content editor.
Note: This plugin will only work if you are currently using the Classic editor. If you are using the new block editor, then the split title feature won’t be available.
For details, see our tutorial on how to disable Gutenberg and keep the classic editor in WordPress.
On the post editor screen, you need to click on the little button under the title field.
This will add a pointer at the end of the title in the field. Keep in mind that the title field should be selected for the pointer to be displayed on the screen.
After that, you can move the cursor inside the text field to the point where you want to split the title.
You can also add multiple split points to break your title into more lines.
Just click on the icon once again and then move the marker by selecting and putting the cursor in the right place.
You can also delete a marker. Just click on a marker to select it, and you will notice that the title splitter button will turn into a close button.
Clicking on it will remove the title-splitting marker from your post title.
Once you are finished adding and adjusting the split marker, don’t forget to click the ‘Update’ or ‘Publish’ button to store your settings.
You can now visit the post or page to see the split post title on your website.
We hope this article helped you learn how to split posts or page titles in WordPress. You may also want to see our guide on how to add a reading progress bar in your WordPress posts and our expert picks for the best WordPress typography plugins to improve your design.