How to remove the letter P from the default wordpress editor? Previously i have removed that P but now the entire code changed from the class-wp-editor.php file.

WordPress 3.9.1 WP_Editor

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This ended up working for me, uses the tinyMCE init filter to remove the 'statusbar' entirely.

/** Edit TinyMCE **/
function myformatTinyMCE($in) {
    $in['statusbar'] = false;

    return $in; 
add_filter('tiny_mce_before_init', 'myformatTinyMCE' );

Even with CSS, I couldn't find a way to definitely remove the path but keep the status bar - here's the CSS option:

function my_theme_add_editor_styles(){
        <style type="text/css">
            .mce-path   {display: none!important;}
add_action( 'admin_head', 'my_theme_add_editor_styles' );


Changed the hook from init to admin_head as init would cause widgets to auto close when you would drag them to the sidebar - strange occurrence.

  • but the entire status bar is removed.
    – Naveen
    May 28, 2014 at 5:26

That's a mere indication of the HTML tag of the place where your cursor is. The "p" here stands for a "paragraph" tag.

<p>Text here</p> is a code that displays whatever you write in text format so that browsers can show it. If alternatively, you type something and make its style Heading 1 and then emphasis the cursor there, it will show a h1.

It's not something you can remove, it simply indicates the kind of text there is (or going to be, as in your case).

  • It is not like that, i have removed this P when i was using the wordpress 3.6 i have removed that letter P there is an option in the code, but after upgrading i couldn’t see that option
    – Naveen
    May 27, 2014 at 13:27
  • I don't think you should say something can't be done without some kind of proof.
    – Howdy_McGee
    May 27, 2014 at 13:54
  • Sorry I misinterpreted the question. I thought you were confused on what is that and thought it was something else that you've previously removed. I really didn't know that you know what that is and have removed it.
    – user51433
    May 28, 2014 at 6:20

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