Hey so I am trying to determine how Wordpress remembers which editor is being used for a particular post (HTML or Visual Editor (tinyMCE)). When you write a post, and then come back, it goes to the last used editor. I am assuming its a cookie of some sort (because I couldn't find any info in the database), but does anyone know where the code for this is?

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wp-settings cookie screenshot

its stored in the cookie wp-settings-USERID, replace USERID with the id of the logged in user.

the two values are editor=tinymce or editor=html

  • I was curious about this myself, thank you Ijaas :-) Commented Oct 1, 2011 at 18:19

I don't know, but here's how I'd find out:

  1. Install Firecookie and find the name of the cookie.
  2. Do a search for that cookie name in the WP codebase, using any number of text-search tools: grep, ack-grep, your IDE's search function etc.

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