How to prevent articles with duplicate titles from being published?

Prevent publication of articles with the same title 

I usually post articles for external links or something,The webmasters are busy,Sometimes articles with the same title are published,At this time, you can use this string of codes to make a simple prediction.。

note:Recommend to use under traditional editor。

When you publish the article,Check for duplicate article titles

Put this function in the theme root directoryfunctions.php File <?phpSave it below

// Published article page,The front end grabs the title and uses itAJAXsend request
add_action( 'admin_print_footer_scripts', 'duplicate_titles_enqueue_scripts', 100 );
function duplicate_titles_enqueue_scripts() {

function checkTitleAjax(title, id,post_type) {
var data = {
action: 'title_checks',
post_title: title,
post_type: post_type,
post_id: id
$.post(ajaxurl, data, function(response) {
$('#poststuff').prepend('<div id="message" class="updated below-h2 fade "><p>'+response+'</p></div>');
$('#title').change(function() {
var title = $('#title').val();
var id = $('#post_ID').val();
var post_type = $('#post_type').val();
checkTitleAjax(title, id,post_type);


// Receiving front endajaxparameter
add_action('wp_ajax_title_checks', 'duplicate_title_checks_callback');
function duplicate_title_checks_callback(){
global $wpdb;
$title = $_POST['post_title'];
$post_id = $_POST['post_id'];
$titles = "SELECT post_title FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = 'post'
AND post_title = '{$title}' AND ID != {$post_id} ";
$results = $wpdb->get_results($titles);
if($results) {
echo "<span style='color:red'>". _( 'This title already exists,Please change the title!' , '' ) ." </span>";
} else {
echo '<span style="color:green">'._('Congratulations,This title is not a duplicate of other article titles!' , '').'</span>';

// Detect back-end titles and avoid updating drafts of articles with the same name
add_action( 'publish_post','duplicate_titles_wallfa_bc' ) ;
function duplicate_titles_wallfa_bc( $post ){
global $wpdb ;
$title = $_POST['post_title'] ;
$post_id = $post ;
$wtitles = "SELECT post_title FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = 'post'
AND post_title = '{$title}' AND ID != {$post_id} " ;
$wresults = $wpdb->get_results( $wtitles ) ;
if ( $wresults ){
$wpdb->update( $wpdb->posts, array( 'post_status' =>
'draft' ), array( 'ID' => $post ) ) ;
$arr_params = array( 'message' => '10', 'wallfaerror' => '1' ) ;
$location = add_query_arg( $arr_params , get_edit_post_link( $post , 'url' ) ) ;
wp_redirect( $location ) ;
exit ;

/// Tips after the article is submitted and updated
add_action( 'admin_notices', 'not_published_error_notice' );
function not_published_error_notice() {
if(isset($_GET['wallfaerror']) == 1 ){
<div class="updated">
<p style='color:red' ><?php _e('It looks like an article with the same title already exists,If you use the article alias as a permalink,You can modify the permalink of this article to make the title no longer repeated!' , '') ?></p>

// Disable auto save
add_action( 'wp_print_scripts', 'disable_autosave' ) ;
function disable_autosave(){
wp_deregister_script( 'autosave' ) ;
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