• I would like wp_editor (or similar) to return a string to be inserted in the rest of the code in my plugin/short code.

    I want the user formatting, but don’t want something that prints/echos when called.

    Any ideas apreciated

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  • I don’t know of an alternative to wp_editor that returns the output. There probably isn’t one because the editor is a lot of different stuff, JS files get loaded to support it, it’s probably a mixture of templates and JS to render as well. Anyway the solution I’d use is PHP output buffering with ob_start(), ob_get_contents(), ob_end_clean(). What this does is allow you to store the output rather than have it print/echo out immediately. It’s a valuable tool to know as well because it’s used all the time in template output, when template files are loaded often the file is required/included but the code is stored with output buffering and printed later.

    
    ob_start();
    wp_editor( $settings );
    $editor = ob_get_contents();
    ob_end_clean();
    

    At this point you have all the code stored in the variable $editor, print it when/where you need it. I haven’t actually tried this with wp_editor() but in principle it should work unless there is some complication involving the javascript.

    For reference and more details see answer at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4401949/whats-the-use-of-ob-start-in-php

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