Default content for a post in one category?

The question:

This is a common function that adds default text to all posts:

add_filter( 'default_content', 'my_editor_content' );
function my_editor_content( $content ) {
    $content = "default content goes here....";
    return $content;
}

How would this be changed to add the default content only to a post in one category?

4/10/11 Not an exact answer, but a few choices below in my own answer

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

One possibility is this question/answer here by Jan Fabry, which asks for the default content in the process of creating the new post:
Force category choice before creating new post?

I ended up using a Quicktag as a way of easily getting the content into a post, and because the default content happened to be html, it works as good as it can for now. But in the future there turns out to be a way to get default content into a post when that post is saved in that category, that will be good.

Quicktags function for functions.php:

//Custom Quicktags Function

function my_quicktags() {
    wp_enqueue_script('custom_quicktags',
    get_bloginfo('template_directory').'/custom-quicktags.js', array('quicktags'));
}
add_action('admin_print_scripts', 'my_quicktags');

Sample Quicktags code for custom-quicktags.js, which goes in the theme folder:

edButtons[edButtons.length] =
new edButton('newbutton1'
,'TagButtonName'
,'html, like <div>'
,'and more </div>'
,''
);

Method 2

You can globalize $post and check if it has the category you want:

add_filter( 'default_content', 'my_editor_content' );
function my_editor_content( $content ) {
    global $post;
    $the_one_category_id= '12'; //the category you want this to work on id
    $args= array('orderby' => 'name', 'order' => 'ASC', 'fields' => 'ids');
    $cats = wp_get_object_terms($post->ID, 'category',$args);
    if (in_array($the_one_category_id,$cats)){
        $content = "default content goes here....";
    }
        return $content;
    }


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