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wp_editor › WordPress Function

wp_editor ( $content, $editor_id, $settings = array() )
Parameters: (3)
  • (string) $content Initial content for the editor.
    Required: Yes
  • (string) $editor_id HTML ID attribute value for the textarea and TinyMCE. Should not contain square brackets.
    Required: Yes
  • (array) $settings See _WP_Editors::parse_settings() for description.
    Required: No
    Default: array()
  • _WP_Editors::editor()
  • _WP_Editors::parse_settings()
Defined at:

Renders an editor.

Using this function is the proper way to output all needed components for both TinyMCE and Quicktags. _WP_Editors should not be used directly. See https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/17144. NOTE: Once initialized the TinyMCE editor cannot be safely moved in the DOM. For that reason running wp_editor() inside of a meta box is not a good idea unless only Quicktags is used. On the post edit screen several actions can be used to include additional editors containing TinyMCE: 'edit_page_form', 'edit_form_advanced' and 'dbx_post_sidebar'. See https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/19173 for more information.


function wp_editor( $content, $editor_id, $settings = array() ) {
	if ( ! class_exists( '_WP_Editors', false ) ) {
		require ABSPATH . WPINC . '/class-wp-editor.php';
	_WP_Editors::editor( $content, $editor_id, $settings );