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This plugin allows developers to use the WordPress WYSIWYG editor for their own
fields during plugin/theme development, for example – for Custom Post Types.
Code is based on WordPress the_editor code.

Sponsored by GmbH WebBases & WebSoftware

PLEASE NOTE: Plugin is in alpha stage of development, so don’t expect it to be fully working. Don’t expect anything.

Known limitations: working only on post create/edit pages


  1. Upload wysiwyg_helper directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


How can I place a WYSIWYG editor for my field ?

In your theme/plugin code replace the textarea code with this line of PHP code:


$content – the default value of editor content $id – Id of the editor element, it will also be used for field name There’s an optional third boolean parameter that allows you to tell the function not to output the media buttons


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