We’ve recently been working with some WooThemes, and wanted rename the Whitelight theme’s Features custom post type to Tours.

We didn’t want modify the theme’s PHP files, so we developed a Custom Post Type Editor WordPress Plugin that lets you customise (override) one or more labels for any registered custom post type.

This screenshot shows the dashboard interface that was used to rename Features to Tours:

Renaming the Features Custom Post Type to Tours

Renaming the Features Custom Post Type to Tours

The end result is the WordPress dashboard now refers to Tours instead of Features:

Tours Dashboard Interface

Tours Dashboard Interface

Much less confusing!

Open Source Wins Again

We knew this functionality would be useful to others, so we’ve released the plugin to the WordPress.org plugin repository.

If you’re interested in contributing, the plugin’s source code is on Github.

Update 10 May 2012: The plugin has been featured on wpmu.org.