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Provide default front matter and/or content for new drafts and collection items. Defaults for collection item files are copied from in the root collection folder. Defaults files are hidden in the Explore section to prevent changes from non-developers and clients.

Set the default extension for new files to .html by using _defaults.html instead.

For example:

  • /_staff/ contains defaults for new staff members
  • /_posts/ contains defaults for new draft posts

New items created will use these values. If the title and name attributes are present, they are set to the name used when a user creates a file.

Looking to set the default values for new array items in front matter? Use Array Defaults instead.