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  • I never gave this much thought, although I do the same thing the same thing every time I need to have a default image. I always need to create custom code in the template to see if there’s an image and then do the default stuff.

    Just did some testing and I can set a default image using a filter like this

      add_filter('acf/load_field/name=image', 'set_default_image');
      function set_default_image($field) {
        $field['default_value'] = 258;
        return $field;

    Then I tried this, this code will add a default setting to every image field when you create it, it’s just a text field, I’ve just started playing with adding additional settings to ACF fields so I don’t know what else is possible.

      add_action('acf/render_field_settings/type=image', 'add_default_value_to_image_field', 20);
      function add_default_value_to_image_field($field) {
        acf_render_field_setting( $field, array(
          'label'      => __('Default Image ID','acf'),
          'instructions'  => __('Appears when creating a new post','acf'),
          'type'      => 'text',
          'name'      => 'default_value',