This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

WP Dummy Content


One pain of theme development is setting up all the pages and blog posts in order for you to see how your site will look one by one by one.

No more!

WP-Dummy-Content is a WordPress plugin that will generate a bunch of pages, sub-pages and posts which you specify. Titles and content are automatically generated for you as well, and you have a few choices as to the type and length of content.

  • One click generates an entire site.
  • Choose what type of content to insert: single paragraph, multi paragraphs, styled (lists, blockquotes, links, etc.), or random.
  • One click DELETES all content created by the plugin!


  • Clip of overall interface.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


  1. Unzip wp-dummy-content and upload the folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Click ‘Dummy Content’ in the settings directory in your templates


When would I use this?

When developing a new WordPress-powered website, and you need lots of pages and posts to structure the site around.

Can I create multi-level page heirarchies?

You can create top level pages and subject. We can’t really go deeper than that, unfortunately.

I entered a really big number, and now nothing works.

Doh – didn’t I warn you against that? WordPress can only handle a certain number of pages (my install usually crashes after about 15K). You’ll have to access your database via phpMyAdmin or a similar client, and clear out the wp_posts table.

Can I add tags to my posts?

Not at this point. That’ll be coming in a future release.

I only want to delete some but not all of the pages auto-generated

You have two choices. You can either go through and delete pages through the standard WordPress interface. Or you can go into posts you want to keep and remove the dummy content custom field. Really simple!

Contributors & Developers

“WP Dummy Content” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fixed up content to remove extra linebreaks.


  • Initial Version – works!