making admin post/page writing right-to-left oriented? (7 posts)

  1. M.K. Safi
    Posted 10 years ago #


    i use my wordpress to make posts in Arabic, so i need the writing area under posts and pages to be right-to-left oriented.

    to accomplish that, i suppose i'm gonna have to add the 'dir="rtl"' attritbute to a couple of 'textarea' tags in the core files of wordpress?

    i just don't know where to find those 'textarea' tags and how many of them i'm going to have to change.

    i hope someone can help me.


  2. Ryan Boren
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 10 years ago #

    If no one chimes in here, send an email to the i18n list. I think some teams have RTL in the WYSIWYG editor working.

  3. M.K. Safi
    Posted 10 years ago #

    for now, i just wanna change the regular editor to right-to-left, not the WYSIWYG.

  4. Tijmen
    Posted 10 years ago #

    For regular posts it's in wp-admin/edit-form-advanced.php on line 151 (title on 137).

    For pages, wp-admin/edit-page-form.php on line 130 (title 116).


  5. Tijmen
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I might've found something easier. If you add direction: rtl; to the wp-admin/wp-admin.css under textarea, input, select { (line 153), every form on the admin pages will be rtl.

  6. M.K. Safi
    Posted 10 years ago #


    Yep! it works great. thanks.

    however, it switched every textarea in the admin to rtl orientation. not that i mind it, but i hope it doesn't cause problems in the future.

    also, this change doesn't effect the WYSIWYG editor.

    for now, i'm gonna keep it rtl.

    thanks all!

  7. Sewar
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Use WordPress-Arabic: http://wordpress-ar.sourceforge.net

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