Add Fallback Image as Post Thumbnail Manually

First, you need to create an image that you want to use as the default image. Next, you need to upload it to your theme’s images folder using a FTP client.

Your theme’s images folder is located inside /wp-content/themes/yur-theme/ folder. If it doesn’t have the images folder, then you need to create it.

After you have uploaded the image to your website, the next step is to tell WordPress to look for this image when a post doesn’t have its own post thumbnail.

Your WordPress theme displays post thumbnails in various places. You need to look for the_post_thumbnail() function in theme files. Typically, you’ll find it in archive.php, single.php, or content templates.

Next, you need to add the following code where you want to display post thumbnail.

<?php if ( has_post_thumbnail() ) {
the_post_thumbnail();
} else { ?>
<img src="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/images/default-image.jpg" alt="<?php the_title(); ?>" />
<?php } ?>

Don’t forget to replace default-image.jpg with your own image file name.

That’s all, you can now visit your website to see it in action.

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