I have the URL of a web (http://intranet/sites/site/web) and I would like to get it's title. I know in PowerShell or C# you could create a Web object from the URL and get the title. Can you do something similar with JavaScript and if so how?


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Yes, you can use (SP.js) to Get Web Site Properties like

  • Title (Web.get_title();).
  • Description (Web.get_description();).
  • Language (Web.get_language();).
  • UI Version (Web.get_uiVersion();).
  • Created (Web.get_created();).

To get Page Title, Just add the below code in Script Editor Web Part to your page


<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

$(document).ready(function () {
    // Wait until SP.JS has loaded before calling getWebUserData 
    ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(retrieveWebSite, "sp.js");

function retrieveWebSite() {
   var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext("http://epm/workflow");
   this.oWebsite = clientContext.get_web();
      Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQuerySucceeded), 
      Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQueryFailed)

function onQuerySucceeded(sender, args) {
   alert('Title: ' + this.oWebsite.get_title() + 
      ' Description: ' + this.oWebsite.get_description());

function onQueryFailed(sender, args) {
  alert('Request failed. ' + args.get_message() + 
      '\n' + args.get_stackTrace());

Just replace this line

var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext("http://epm/workflow");

with your site URL

clientContext = new SP.ClientContext("http://intranet/sites/site/web");

Note: you can get the current site URL as the following:

var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext(_spPageContextInfo.siteServerRelativeUrl);

Check also Ref: Get Web Site Properties


You can use REST API to get web Title. Assuming your web is at url http://intranet/sites/site/myweb put below link in browser you get be able to see json object.


Json Response.

    ......//all other properties.
   "Title": "test",
        "TreeViewEnabled": false,
        "UIVersion": 15,
        "UIVersionConfigurationEnabled": false,
        "Url": "https://fcatcs.sharepoint.com/sites/dev/test",
        "WebTemplate": "STS"

SP 2016 OnPrem:

var siteTitle = _spPageContextInfo.webTitle;  // returns name of site

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