Plugin allow to add a custom field in post/page.

In post/page, i create a custom field, so user can input content on this field.

And i want if user input to this field, the post/page will display this content on screen, instead the main content that input via post/page editor.

Anybody can let me know how to do this ?

It is a plugin, so i can not edit template.

I have tried with add_filter -> the_content , but it seems only apply for post type, how to make it works with both post/page type ?

            'st-page-builder',          // Unique ID
            esc_html__( 'Page Builder', 'page-builder' ),       // Title
            'pageBuilderCallBack',      // Callback function
            'post',                 // Admin page (or post type)
            'advanced',                 // Context
            'default'                   // Priority

function pageBuilderCallBack($object, $box) {
    wp_nonce_field( basename( __FILE__ ), 'page-builder-nonce' );
    $page = get_post_meta($object->ID, 'page_builder', true);
    require_once 'form-input.php';

function displayCustomContent() {
    // how to replace main post content with custom content ?
    if (is_page() || is_single()) 
          global $post;

          $pageBuilderContent = trim(get_post_meta($post->ID, 'page_builder', TRUE));

          if ($pageBuilderContent) {
               return $pageBuilderContent;

     return $content;

add_filter('the_content', 'displayCustomContent');

1 Answer 1


You just need to check for that custom field and return that instead of post content.

function displayCustomContent() {    
    if (!is_front_page()) return $content;
    // how to replace main post content with custom content ?
    global $post;
    $special_content = get_post_meta($post->ID,'page_builder',true);
    if (!empty($special_content)) { 
        // remove_all_filters('the_content');
        return $special_content;
    return $content;

The only other thing you might want to do is run your filter first...

add_filter('the_content', 'displayCustomContent', 1);

... and then uncomment remove_all_filters('the_content'); inside the callback function. That should reduce unnecessary overhead and also help to avoid having other content filters alter your content.

  • thank you, that is what i want :) and if i want to do it with page type, only need check global $post, $page;
    – Chameron
    Commented May 27, 2013 at 19:05
  • i want it apply for all post/page type. Simple replace with special content if it exists on this post/page.
    – Chameron
    Commented May 27, 2013 at 19:16
  • I do not understand the question in the previous comment but you can add or remove as many conditions as you need to make it work the way you want.
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented May 27, 2013 at 19:18
  • i have updated this code, you can see and let me know the different the if (is_page() || is_single()) and if (!is_front_page()) return $content;
    – Chameron
    Commented May 27, 2013 at 19:28
  • In an earlier version of your question you mentioned that you wanted to "display this content in front page" so I use !is_front_page-- "not is front page"-- to return the default content for all pages except the front page. is_page() || is_single() does something similar but different. That will be true for either a page or a single post display. The Codex entries for those functions will give you the details.
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented May 27, 2013 at 19:52

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