I know it is possible to change the "Enter Title Here". But is there’s a function to add text (“how to...”, “simple rules to post...”) inside the post text/input area! Any help?


Add some custom javascript to the admin area, using wp_enqueue_script().

$(document).ready(function() {
    $('#input-id').attr('placeholder', 'Did you try Google first?');

The placeholder attribute does not work in Internet Explorer yet. You could fall back on a jQuery placeholder plugin if needed.

  • Thanks. But no js, I was thinking only in standard WP php methods. – PauloP May 6 '11 at 14:15

You can use Qtip to write your how to...”, simple rules to post..." and it will show on hover for each element

   content: 'I\'m at the top right of my target',
   position: {
      corner: {
         target: 'topRight',
         tooltip: 'bottomLeft'


even simpler you can use "Jquery Form Field Default Value plugin"



$("#myfield").DefaultValue("My Default Value..");
  • Not out side, but actually inside the post. Similar to the "Enter Title Here" solution. – PauloP May 6 '11 at 14:16
  • ok then i updated my answer – Bainternet May 6 '11 at 14:50

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