I'm currently using the_post_thumbnail(); to display featured images in my pages.

Is it possible to set a fallback placeholder image in the event a featured image hasn't been set?

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You can use has_post_thumbnail() as condition and change output accordingly.

Example from Codex:

if(has_post_thumbnail()) {
} else {
    echo '<img src="'.get_bloginfo("template_url").'/images/img-default.png" />';

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