When I create a new term for a custom taxonomy, I would like it to be assigned a placeholder description. The description would be the same for all new terms and can be manually changed if I want to replace the placeholder with a custom description.

Unfortunately searching around for a solution hasn't turned up much. Any help in making this work would be greatly appreciated.


There are many options to go solve your concern, one could be:

First: you need a custom field to store your placeholder. For that you should use the add_term_meta function.

Second: Use get_term_meta to retrieve the custom field value.

That's all. If you want customizations you will need to specify a little bit more in order to help. If you're not comfortable coding I recommend you using ACF.

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