I am trying to integrate wpeditor to a textarea using the code below. It brings the TinyMCE editor but if the user leaves the page on visual mode and tries to edit the same again, the visual mode doesn't work. It doesn't allow to focus into the content area in visual mode and it shows a blank screen.

Both mode are displayed stacked upon each other

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    global $post;

    $result = wp_editor(
        stripslashes( html_entity_decode( $post->$column_name ) ),
        array (
            'textarea_rows' => 25,
            'media_buttons' => FALSE,
            'teeny'         => TRUE,
            'tinymce'       => TRUE,
            'wpautop'       => TRUE,

    return $result;

How to fix the above fix ?

Please note that I am trying to display this on post quick edit screen. Even though I am able to display the editor, it creates problem when an user is editing on visual mode and leaves the page, next when comes again by clicking quick edit again, it shows a blank screen where the mouse can't be focused.

  • What is $post->$column_name?
    – cybmeta
    Sep 4, 2015 at 16:54
  • That's the content which I am trying to edit/update through wp_editor. I am using the excerpt content to edit through a wp_editor. Sep 4, 2015 at 17:30

1 Answer 1


There are a few ways you can go about adding a wpeditor to text areas.

  1. If you have the id value of the textbox you can use this JavaScript command to add the tinyMCE buttons to it dynamically.

tinyMCE.execCommand('mceAddControl', false, 'textbox_id');

  1. In your functions.php, add this code:

add_action( 'edit_page_form', 'mytextarea_for_page' ); function mytextarea_for_page() { wp_editor( ' ', 'the_xyz' ); }

Replace the_xyz with the name of the textarea. The above code is for Add New PAGE. The below code is for the Add New POST:

add_action( 'edit_form_advanced', 'mytextarea_for_post' ); function mytextarea_for_post() { wp_editor( ' ', 'the_xyz' ); }

In both cases, replace the_xyz with the name attribute of the textarea.

There are many more different ways to do this at http://wpquestions.com/question/showChrono/id/7818

  • Thanks !! I have already tried the suggestion on No 1. Other two doesn't apply to me as I am trying to display the wp_editor on quick edit screen. Sep 4, 2015 at 17:27
  • Awesome! If you could please make my reply to best so that I can get the bounty.
    – matthew
    Sep 4, 2015 at 19:01

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