I am creating a wordpress plugin(backend activity, form submission) where Instead of inserting plain text, users need to add images and html texts so, I need to use wp_editor instead of form element. code for wp_editor I used below.

wp_editor( '', 'instructions', $settings = array('textarea_name' => 'instructions', 'textarea_rows' => '5') );

I can see "add media" button but, when I click on it, nothing (no media library pop up) appears however, if I go to Posts-> Add a new post and over here same the "add media" button poping up media library normally, where user can insert or select already uploaded image files.


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I will assume that you are creating a custom admin page at ?page=add-quiz, in this case before calling the wp_editor function you also have to enqueue the CSS / Js files for it with the wp_enqueue_media() function.

So at the end you should have

wp_editor( '', 'instructions', $settings = array('textarea_name' => 'instructions', 'textarea_rows' => '5') );

A clever way to do it would be inside an action like

function prefix_my_custom_admin_scripts() {
add_action('admin_enqueue_scripts', 'prefix_my_custom_admin_scripts');

Again assuming that you don't have this hook already.

  • it did not work . however, yes I guess there is something to do with wp_enqueue_media
    – Amit Bravo
    Aug 31, 2016 at 6:15
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    I found out problem, this code was preventing add media popup , soon I removed it , things start working well. <!-- <script tst="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.js" src="<?php echo plugins_url('/js/jquery.min.js', FILE); ?>" type="text/javascript"></script> -->
    – Amit Bravo
    Aug 31, 2016 at 7:17

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