I've 3 different post types and want to set the default featured image for each post type. Thank you in advance.

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You could filter the get_post_meta() function and provide different attachment IDs based on the post type. This could be built as a stand-alone plugin or added to a theme ( or Child Theme ) functions.php file. It could also be extended to retrieve option values set by the user. The following example is a static ID associated which would be associated with an uploaded attachment.

 * Provide a default Attachment ID for Featured Images
 * @param NULL $value
 * @param Integer $post_id
 * @param String $meta_key
 * @param Boolean $single
 * @param String $meta_type
 * @return Integer $value|NULL
function default_post_thumbnail( $value = null, $post_id, $meta_key, $single, $meta_type ) {
    // Prevent default images from displaying in admin
    if( '_thumbnail_id' !== $meta_key || is_admin() ) {
        return $value;
     * Removing and re-adding the filter is important to prevent an infinite loop.
     * When any function calls `get_post()` it calls `get_post_metadata()`.
     * The following functions call `get_post()` internally.
    remove_filter( 'get_post_metadata', __FUNCTION__, 10 );
        $post_type          = get_post_type( $post_id );
        $post_thumbnail_id  = get_post_thumbnail_id( $post_id );
    add_filter( 'get_post_metadata', __FUNCTION__, 10, 5 );
    // We have a Post Thumbnail ID - Return it.
    if( $post_thumbnail_id ) {
        return $post_thumbnail_id;
    switch( $post_type ) {
        case 'post':
            $value = 123;   // WordPress Attachment ID of some kind.
    return $value;
add_filter( 'get_post_metadata', 'default_post_thumbnail', 10, 5 );

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