How to Conditionally Display Default Content If There’s No Post Content

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Are you looking for a way to conditionally display default content if there’s no post content? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to conditionally display default content if there’s no post content in WordPress.

If you have a website where users can submit posts, and sometimes they submit posts without typing any content, then this code will be useful to remind them of what they forgot when they read their post pre-submission.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s single.php file above or below the tag:

<?php if( empty( $post->post_content) ) { ?> 
Please take the time to include some content... thanks!
<?php } else { ?>
<?php } ?>

You can change the default content in the above code and add your own text.

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 9 best WordPress job board plugins and how to create stunning WordPress optin forms.

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