How to create default text on blog posts in WordPress using PHP

Rather than inputting the same text over and over again, create a default text for all of your WordPress blog posts. This guide shows you how to use a few lines of PHP code to generate the default text for a blog post

Creating default text on blog posts in WordPress

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Follow the steps below to edit your Theme setting file to add default text to blog posts  in WordPress:

  1. Log in to your WordPress site with an administrator account.
  2. On the Dashboard in the left sidebar, click Appearance, and then click Theme Editor:

  3. On the Theme Editor , select the Theme you want to edit from the dropdown:

  4. The files for this selected theme are listed on the right column under Theme Files. Click on the file named “functions.php”:

  5. Insert the following code to the end of functions.php file and click Update File Button to save the changes:

     

    add_filter( 'default_content', 'my_editor_content' );
    
    function my_editor_content( $content ) {
    
        $content = "If you like this post, then please consider retweeting it or sharing it on Facebook.";
    
        return $content;
    
    }

     

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