Dummy Content For WordPress Development

When developing your own WordPress theme, it helps to have some content in your blog so you can see how it will look when it’s actually being used. Luckily there are a few websites which offer this content for free!

These packs are also great for testing how themes you have downloaded from elsewhere will look with lots of content added.

WP Dummy Content Plugin

This WordPress plugin will automatically generate some dummy content into your development WordPress installation without having to import anything directly into the database. It will also give you the option of what sort of content you want to generate and everything can be removed with one click!

WP Dummy Content Plugin

WP Candy Sample WordPress Content

The WP Candy sample content is a simple file you import into WordPress through your admin panel. The whole procedure is very simple. It includes posts with blockquotes, ordered and unordered lists, floating images, categories with sub categories and more.

WP Candy Sample WordPress Content

Church Crunch Dummy Data

Like the WP Candy import, these posts are easily imported through the WordPress admin panel. This import contains categories, sub categories, pages, sub pages, comments with gravatars and more.

Church Crunch Dummy Data

WP .XML Test Data Import

Once again this is an XML file that is imported through your WordPress admin panel. This one contains pages, posts, tags, comments with gravatars etc.

WP .XML Test Data Import

Sndbx Dummy Content

This one was the content used in a WordPress design competition. There is a demo of the content provided by the import here.

Sndbx Dummy Content

Think Design Lorem Ipsum Test Post Pack

This is another XML file that is imported through the WordPress admin panel. We are told on the Think Design site what the pack includes categories, sub-categories, pages, sub-pages, 30 test posts, tags, thumbnails via custom fields and some more.

Think Design Lorem Ipsum Test Post Pack

  • http://teamnirvana.com/blog Suneel

    Thanks for sharing.

    I was looking out for this to work on a theme I am developing.
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  • http://designwoop.com Stu Greenham

    Hi there,

    Thank you very much for including my post on http://selfconclusion.co.uk re: the wordpress dummy content download! I just wondered if you can update the link for me to now go to http://designwoop.com as I have recently migrated the site over to this new domain. The link should be the same just the domain thats changed.

    I would be very greatful

    Stu Greenham
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  • http://www.jamesowers.co.uk Jmz

    Thanks for the update, Stu. I’ve changed the link.

  • http://www.easybloggingcode.com Steven Wong

    I am setting up my demo blog and was looking for solution on dummy contents to fill in. I found your write up from google. Such a fantastic review on different one.

    This is so much easier to create a demo blog to showcase varies theme. I have tried the WP Candy version, just 3 steps to setup it -> download, unzip and import.

    Boom, the demo blog is ready for use.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Chris_L_Hooper Christopher Hooper

    This is a good post and will be helpful.

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  • http://www.ImEnk.net/ Enk.

    Nice list..

    Here is one more, Dummy Content File. I created a while back..

    Available for Download:

  • http://www.tom-elliott.net/ Tom Elliott

    This could be easier than generating dummy text from lipsum.com! Many thanks :)

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