I used to use a normal textarea and tried to change the wp_editor on front-end.

<div class="small-12 large-12 columns">
    <textarea name="post_content" 
              placeholder="Briefly describe yourself. please do not put your email or phone number">
        <?php echo get_the_content($resume_id); ?>

It works fine and I tried to change to wp_editor.


    $post      = get_post($resume_id, OBJECT, 'edit');
    $content   = $post->post_content;
    $editor_id = 'editpost';
    $settings  = array('textarea_name' => 'post_content');

    wp_editor($content, $editor_id, $settings );

On next step, get the value like this.

$post_content = $_POST['post_content'];

when I use a normal textarea, it works fine, but It's not working with wp-editor. I have tried on Edit page, the value gets not updated content.

Let's say the original content is "123" and updated "12345" and hit update button.

$post_content = $_POST['post_content'];

it gets "123" only.

Did i missed something?

  • do you have any javascript errors? Dec 24, 2013 at 9:07
  • no script error.
    – pulla
    Dec 26, 2013 at 5:34

1 Answer 1


$editor_id (string) (required) HTML id attribute value for the textarea and TinyMCE. (may only contain lower-case letters)


The second parameter passed to wp_editor needs to match the id attribute of the textarea, not the name attribute. Your textarea doesn't even have and id add one, then use that.

<textarea id="mypostcontent" name="post_content" rows="10" 
  • that's the old one, and I didn't use id. but for wp-editor, I added id. $editor_id = 'editpost'; but it's not working.
    – pulla
    Dec 26, 2013 at 5:33
  • Using the id, it works when I test it. There is something else interfering.
    – s_ha_dum
    Dec 26, 2013 at 14:29

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