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This module contains helper functions to convert HTML or a DOM tree into a rich text value and back, and to modify the value with functions that are similar to String methods, plus some additional ones for formatting.

Installation Installation

Install the module

npm install @wordpress/rich-text

This package assumes that your code will run in an ES2015+ environment. If you’re using an environment that has limited or no support for ES2015+ such as lower versions of IE then using core-js or @babel/polyfill will add support for these methods. Learn more about it in Babel docs.

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Usage Usage

create create

create( {
    ?element: Element,
    ?text: string,
    ?html: string,
    ?range: Range,
    ?multilineTag: string,
    ?multilineWrapperTags: Array,
    ?removeNode: Function,
    ?unwrapNode: Function,
    ?filterString: Function,
    ?removeAttribute: Function,
} ): Object

Create a RichText value from an Element tree (DOM), an HTML string or a plain text string, with optionally a Range object to set the selection. If called without any arguments, an empty value will be created. If multilineTag is provided, any content of direct children whose type matches multilineTag will be separated by a line separator. The remaining parameters can be used to filter out content.

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toHTMLString toHTMLString

toHTMLString( {
    value: Object,
    ?multilineTag: string,
    ?multilineWrapperTags: Array,
} ): string

Create an HTML string from a Rich Text value. If a multilineTag is provided, text separated by a line separator will be wrapped in it.

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apply apply

apply( {
    value: Object,
    current: Element,
    ?multilineTag: string
    ?multilineWrapperTags: Array,
    ?createLinePadding: Function,
} ): void

Create an Element tree from a Rich Text value and applies the difference to the Element tree contained by current. If a multilineTag is provided, text separated by two new lines will be wrapped in an Element of that type.

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isCollapsed isCollapsed

isCollapsed( value: Object ): ?boolean

Check if the selection of a Rich Text value is collapsed or not. Collapsed means that no characters are selected, but there is a caret present. If there is no selection, undefined will be returned. This is similar to window.getSelection().isCollapsed().

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isEmpty isEmpty

isEmpty( value: Object ): boolean

Check if a Rich Text value is Empty, meaning it contains no text or any objects (such as images).

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applyFormat applyFormat

applyFormat( value: Object, format: Object, ?startIndex: number, ?endIndex: number ): Object

Apply a format object to a Rich Text value from the given startIndex to the given endIndex. Indices are retrieved from the selection if none are provided.

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removeFormat removeFormat

removeFormat( value: Object, formatType: string, ?startIndex: number, ?endIndex: number ): Object

Remove any format object from a Rich Text value by type from the given startIndex to the given endIndex. Indices are retrieved from the selection if none are provided.

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toggleFormat toggleFormat

toggleFormat( value: Object, format: Object ): Object

Toggles a format object to a Rich Text value at the current selection, and returns a new value with the format applied or removed.

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getActiveFormat getActiveFormat

getActiveFormat( value: Object, formatType: string ): ?Object

Get any format object by type at the start of the selection. This can be used to get e.g. the URL of a link format at the current selection, but also to check if a format is active at the selection. Returns undefined if there is no format at the selection.

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getTextContent getTextContent

getTextContent( value: Object ): string

Get the textual content of a Rich Text value. This is similar to Element.textContent.

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slice slice

slice( value: Object, ?startIndex: number, ?endIndex: number ): Object

Slice a Rich Text value from startIndex to endIndex. Indices are retrieved from the selection if none are provided. This is similar to String.prototype.slice.

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replace replace

replace( value: Object, pattern: RegExp, replacement: Object | string ): Object

Search a Rich Text value and replace the match(es) with replacement. This is similar to String.prototype.replace.

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insert insert

insert( value: Object, valueToInsert: Object | string, ?startIndex: number, ?endIndex: number ): Object

Insert a Rich Text value, an HTML string, or a plain text string, into a Rich Text value at the given startIndex. Any content between startIndex and endIndex will be removed. Indices are retrieved from the selection if none are provided.

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registerFormatType registerFormatType

registerFormatType( name: String, settings: Object ): ?WPformat

Registers a new format provided a unique name and an object defining its behavior. Settings object:

  • tagName: String. The HTML tag this format will wrap the selection with.
  • className: String || null. A class to match the format.
  • title: String. Name of the format.
  • edit: function. Should return a component for the user to interact with the new registered format.

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remove remove

remove( value: Object, ?startIndex: number, ?endIndex: number ): Object

Remove content from a Rich Text value between the given startIndex and endIndex. Indices are retrieved from the selection if none are provided.

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split split

split( value: Object, ?startIndex: number | string | RegExp, ?endIndex: number ): Array<Object>

Split a Rich Text value in two at the given startIndex and endIndex, or split at the given separator. This is similar to String.prototype.split. Indices are retrieved from the selection if none are provided.

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join join

join( values: Array<Object>, ?separator: Object | string ): Object

Combine an array of Rich Text values into one, optionally separated by separator, which can be a Rich Text value, HTML string, or plain text string. This is similar to Array.prototype.join.

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concat concat

concat( ...values: Array<Object> ): Object

Combine all Rich Text values into one. This is similar to String.prototype.concat.

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