How to Display Default Post Content in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to display default post content in the BODY content area for all your new posts? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to display default post content in WordPress.

You can also check the $post_type of that ADD NEW [example] page to set more specific default post content for different post types.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

add_filter( 'default_content', 'mytheme_default_body_content' );
function mytheme_default_body_content( $content ) {
	global $post_type;
	switch ( $post_type ) {
		case 'post':
			$content = "<p>I like this to be the first paragraph of each of my blog posts</p>";
		case 'page':
			$content = "<p>All my Pages start with this paragraph</p>";
	return $content;

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: 20 best WordPress church themes and how to start a blog.

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