8.5.x filter.module filter_default_format(AccountInterface $account = NULL)
8.0.x filter.module filter_default_format(AccountInterface $account = NULL)
8.1.x filter.module filter_default_format(AccountInterface $account = NULL)
8.2.x filter.module filter_default_format(AccountInterface $account = NULL)
8.3.x filter.module filter_default_format(AccountInterface $account = NULL)
8.4.x filter.module filter_default_format(AccountInterface $account = NULL)
8.6.x filter.module filter_default_format(AccountInterface $account = NULL)
7.x filter.module filter_default_format($account = NULL)

Returns the ID of the default text format for a particular user.

The default text format is the first available format that the user is allowed to access, when the formats are ordered by weight. It should generally be used as a default choice when presenting the user with a list of possible text formats (for example, in a node creation form).

Conversely, when existing content that does not have an assigned text format needs to be filtered for display, the default text format is the wrong choice, because it is not guaranteed to be consistent from user to user, and some trusted users may have an unsafe text format set by default, which should not be used on text of unknown origin. Instead, the fallback format returned by filter_fallback_format() should be used, since that is intended to be a safe, consistent format that is always available to all users.


$account: (optional) The user account to check. Defaults to the currently logged-in user. Defaults to NULL.

Return value

The ID of the user's default text format.

See also


4 calls to filter_default_format()
DrupalWebTestCase::drupalCreateNode in modules/simpletest/drupal_web_test_case.php
Creates a node based on default settings.
FilterDefaultFormatTestCase::testDefaultTextFormats in modules/filter/filter.test
Tests if the default text format is accessible to users.
filter_process_format in modules/filter/filter.module
Expands an element into a base element with text format selector attached.
NodeEntityFieldQueryAlter::setUp in modules/node/node.test
Sets up a Drupal site for running functional and integration tests.
5 string references to 'filter_default_format'
block_update_7004 in modules/block/block.install
Add new blocks to new regions, migrate custom variables to blocks.
block_update_7005 in modules/block/block.install
Update the {block_custom}.format column.
comment_update_7006 in modules/comment/comment.install
Migrate data from the comment field to field storage.
filter_update_7005 in modules/filter/filter.install
Integrate text formats with the user permissions system.
user_update_7010 in modules/user/user.install
Update the {user}.signature_format column.


modules/filter/filter.module, line 531
Framework for handling the filtering of content.


function filter_default_format($account = NULL) {
  global $user;
  if (!isset($account)) {
    $account = $user;

  // Get a list of formats for this user, ordered by weight. The first one
  // available is the user's default format.
  $formats = filter_formats($account);
  $format = reset($formats);
  return $format->format;