How to update the value in variable in theme template

I have a signups_edit.html in my custom theme. It has a variable 'profile_content_editable' for a textarea. I want to show some value as default whenever user is on this page. The page is opened, when user gets an email for account activation. The user can edit this value, but as default I want to show something there. How can I achieve this?

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Hi Genelia, 

You should be able to accomplish this by adding a "value:" attribute to the {% text_area "profile_content_editable", class:"textarea form-control" }  liquid varible  in the signups_edit.html file.

Once you add the attribute, your liquid variable should look like this ie. {% text_area "profile_content_editable", class:"textarea form-control",  value:"text goes here" } . 

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