Missing Content

Allows you to add placeholder content quickly and easily to your site.

Author:Matchbox Design Group (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.5
WordPress version tested:3.9
Plugin version:1.1.0
Added to WordPress repository:26-03-2014
Last updated:30-03-2014
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Plugin URI:http://matchboxdesigngroup.github.io/missing-...
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Missing content offers multiple different content choices, if you would like to request something else please post it to the support forums.

Content Choices

How do I use it?

Either with the shortcode [missing-content] in the post editor or with the function mcn_missing_content( $atts, $echo = true ) in your template.


  • content_type="lipsum" options: lipsum|hipster|bacon|blokk|image
  • paragraph_count="3" Ignored if random="true"
  • min_paragraph_count="1" Requires random="true"
  • max_paragraph_count="5" Requires random="true"
  • width="150" Ignored if random="true"
  • min_width="150" Requires random="true" and content_type="image"
  • max_width="1200" Requires random="true" and content_type="image"
  • height="150" Ignored if random="true"
  • min_height="150" Requires random="true" and content_type="image"
  • max_height="1200" Requires random="true" and content_type="image"
  • random="false" options: (shortcode: "true"|"false") (function: true|false)
  • cache_duration="10800" 3 hours (3 * 60 * 60) options: {time in seconds}|always|never


  • [missing-content] 3 paragraphs from http://loripsum.net/ updated every 3 hours.
  • [missing-content cache_duration="always"] Never updates the content.
  • [missing-content cache_duration="never"] 3 paragraphs from http://loripsum.net/ updated every page refresh. NOTE: do not use this if using a tool like LiveReload.
  • [missing-content paragraph_count="1" cache_duration="86400"] Displays one paragraph updated every day (24 * 60 * 60).
  • [missing-content content_type="bacon" paragraph_count="5"] 5 paragraphs from http://baconipsum.com/api/ updated every 3 hours.
  • [missing-content content_type="hipster"] 3 paragraphs from http://hipsterjesus.com/ updated every 3 hours.
  • [missing-content content_type="blokk"] 3 paragraphs of Blokk font using http://blokkfont.com/ updated every 3 hours.
  • [missing-content content_type="image" width="500" height="500"] 500px x 500px image from http://placehold.it NOTE: no cache control.
  • [missing-content content_type="image" random="true" min_width="150" max_width="500" min_height="150" max_height="300"] Random sized image 150px - 500px wide and 150px - 300px high.
  • [missing-content random="true" min_paragraph_count="1" max_paragraph_count="5"] 1-5 paragraphs from a random content source.

More examples can be found here