Is there a way to write a php conditional in WordPress that says:

"If 'editor' is not filled out (i.e. empty), then, do some code..."

I know it's sort of a strange request but basically I have a portfolio set up where if I don't fill out the editor for a post (i.e. project), I don't want a certain link to show.

  • Are you talking about the post editor field or the property $post->post_content?
    – fuxia
    Apr 30, 2013 at 20:49
  • @toscho I'm referring to the post editor field in the dashboard where I write the posts.
    – Desi
    Apr 30, 2013 at 20:50

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I'm using something of the sorts for delivering some standard default text if the post content is empty. Give this a whirl:

<?php if( $post->post_content != "" ) {
    //do something or show content
} else {
    //do something else
  • Sure thing. Glad I could help :D
    – NW Tech
    Apr 30, 2013 at 21:16

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