The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

Dummy Content Generators

Have you seen the words Lorem Ipsum before? I bet you have!

For those of you who don’t know! It is a dummy text for the printing and typesetting industry and have been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s.

The expression and the text that begins with Lorem Ipsum has been used a long time as a simple dummy text and filler, when developing and designing websites to easily insert content on a demo website.

On Wikipedia, you can read the following description of Lorem Ipsum:

In publishing and graphic design, lorem ipsum is a filler text commonly used to demonstrate the graphic elements of a document or visual presentation.

It is very simple and easy to use so-called dummy content, both text and images for presentations and demos. There are lots of different Lorem Ipsum generators online to choose from with different words and sentence sets. If you had to create and write all the content and articles manually in a let say, a WordPress demo, if we talking about WordPress,  it would be very time-consuming.

It is far much better and easier to make use of dummy content generators and filler resources. I’ve put together a list with useful tools that you can use to fill up your articles and themes quickly and smoothly. With these generators, you can create both text and images, and insert it in your WordPress website.

WordPress Plugins

Lipsum

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

With this free WordPress plugin Lipsum you can easily generate dummy Lorem ipsum text in posts and pages with shortcode. The plugin includes a generator for a unique and random customization. You can display dummy Latin (and non-Latin) Lorem ipsum text in posts/pages with shortcode.

Viavi Dummy Content Generator

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

With Viavi Dummy Content Generator you can use the predefined shortcodes to insert, different dummy content depending on how much text you want to insert. Or you can specify how many characters you want in your dummy text. It features very easy settings and configuration.

lorem shortcode

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

lorem shortcode is a WordPress plugins that use shortcodes to generate dummy text and images. The shortcode [lorem] generate text and [loremimage] generate images. The images are created using http://dummyimage.com/. The [loremimage] shortcode can be nested in the [lorem] shortcode with various of parameters to add both text and images.

FakerPress

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

FakerPress is a plugin you can use to generate fake data to your WordPress install. This is a perfect tool for developers. It is easy to create dummy content with this plugin. Components included are posts, custom post types, users, tags, categories, and comments. This plugin helps you to speed up the whole process of adding dummy content.

WP Dummy Post Generator

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

The WP Dummy Post Generator plugin generates dummy posts, dummy categories and subcategories on WordPress. You can also specify a Blog Name and a Tagline to be set. It is also possible to specify a post category hierarchy and other settings. These settings can be exported and applied on other blogs as well.

Online Dummy Text Content Generators

Lorem Ipsum

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

With this Lorem Ipsum generator, you can easily create a Lorem Ipsum text for your WordPress website with different variations of passages of text to use on your website or demo. Choose whether to create paragraphs, words, bytes or lists with Lorem Ipsum text.

WordPress Ipsum

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

WordPress Ipsum is a free funny lorem ipsum generator from SpinPress. This generator using WordPress-related words such as “Mollit baker parker website ex database andrew filter dominik cillum consectetur strayhorn”.

Dummy Text Generator

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

Dummy Text Generator is a free online tool to be used for creating dummy text such as Lorem Ipsum. Options to use are number of words, number of paragraphs, include random headings and sub-headings, include random bold and italic words etc.

Blind Text Generator

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

Blind Text Generator is another easy-to-use dummy text generator that help you create all kind of dummy text for your projects. The tool includes a few options to create different kinds of filler text. You can change fonts, font-style, font-size, font-weight and more.

Lorem Ipsum Generator

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

Lorem Ipsum Generator is an online tool that can be used to create dummy text for your website or project. Make your selections and click Generate. Choose to save as HTML, plain text, or select text and copy and paste.

Text Generator

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

If you are tired of using the default text Lorem Ipsum dummy text you can use this tool Text Generator. This a tool to create random sentences that you can copy and paste and insert in your projects.

Online Dummy Image Content Generators

Dynamic Dummy Image Generator

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

With this dummy image generator, you can create images for your website or project with custom size. Select the width, height, background color, foreground color, text, and save as PNG, JPG or GIF.There are more options to choose from to create the images in the perfect size.

PLACEHOLD.IT

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

PLACEHOLD.IT is a very easy-to-use online service. All you have to do is copy and paste a URL, add image size and insert it where you want the image to be displayed. This is a quick and simple image placeholder service.

Place IMG

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

Place IMG is another free image placeholder service. This is a flexible tool where you can easily create images of any size. Choose which of the categories you want to display images from. Available categories are animals, architecture, nature, people, and tech. Select the image link or choose to generate the image. Done!

Ipsum Image

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

Ipsum Image is a placeholder image generator created by Dan Moore. It is hosted entirely by Google using Google App Engine. It is very simple to use. Add the dimension(s) of your desired image to the URL of the Ipsum Image website. Copy and paste the URL and insert it where you want it to appear. You can also change the background color, override the predefined text, choose the font size etc.

Dummy Image Generator

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

Dummy Image Generator is an online free tool where you can create dummy and placeholder images. Select options such as size, shaped, legend and motive. Make your choice to customize your images to fit your purposes. When you are done, save the downloaded image.

I conclude ..

.. with something that really should go in the beginning of the article – Theme Unit Test. For all of you who create WordPress themes, this is a must if you want to release your theme in the WordPress Theme Directory. It is quite a process and a few steps to go through which you can read more about here Theme Testing Process. Use the Test Environment Setup (see below) to import the XML file to obtain the full list of posts on your WordPress install.

Theme Unit Test

The Best Dummy Content Generators for Your WordPress Website

You can use the test environment setup to download and add test data on your WordPress install. It is done via Tools in your WordPress admin dashboard. Import the XML file to obtain the full list of posts. A fast and easy way to fill up your website with test content.

Wrapping Up

If you develop WordPress themes or other kinds of themes it’s usually necessary and common to use dummy text and images to save time. All of manual work can be very time-consuming. Do yourselves a favor to facilitate your work. Use dummy text and images in you work.  Maybe you liked any of these tools, services, or plug as we have presented in this article. Feel free to use any of them. They are, after all, free!

Are you using dummy content when you create new themes or projects?

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Peter

Peter is the founder of WP Daily Themes. He is a big fan of WordPress and loves to write about WordPress, themes and plugins. You find him here at WP Daily Themes all the time! Cheers!

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