This is a tip that I recently used for a client of mine, who needed to have the process of updating her website as streamlined as possible, because she wasn’t very comfortable with computers or the internet.
She runs a website that provides ForEx trading signals to her members at regular intervals. In order to do this, she maintains a WordPress site that I built, using the Amember software and when she’s ready to send out a trading signal, she creates a new post with the information about the trade and her members are then informed of the new post by email.
The post in WordPress consists of nothing more than details about the trade, which always contains the same preset parameters which she needs to fill in. In order to keep the format of her posts consistent, I wanted to provide her with a default layout, where she could just fill in the blanks and post it without needing to worry about anything.
So after a little research, I came up with a function which I could put in her functionality plugin so that every time she went to create a new post, the default template was loaded up, making life much easier for her. The function uses the default_content filter to add your custom text to the post editor:
This is perfect for guiding clients, or for sites where you’re doing a lot of repetition in your posts. How did you end up using this function?