for my own plugin I have a create-form which includes at least two editor fields and I insert them like this

wp_editor('', 'dbfield');

The editor is shown in the form, it gets saved into the database and the output also looks like it should. However, when I try to use the embed shortcode (for a youtube video), I only get a loading-placeholder. When I use the same embed in a default Wordpress form (new page), the embed works.

Am I missing settings that I need to embed? I thought everything is used as default when I use wp_editor without additional settings like that.

Any help would be appreciated.

I also noticed that the editor does not look exactly like the default one, it is missing the "Distraction-free writing mode" button for example. I don't need it in the plugin, but maybe it is an indicator that I do miss some default settings?

edit 1: The file mce-view.js (wp-includes/js/) throws an error because the property "media.view.settings.post.id" is 0. So far I use the workaround to set a different (existing) post id when the property returns 0. But there's clearly an issue with my plugin that I need to check further.

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The WordPress OEmbed should show in the editor by default.

If it doesn't, I suspect that you need to enqueue some scripts and styles on your page where you are using wp_editor. Eg:

wp_enqueue_script('editor', false, false, false, true); wp_enqueue_script('quicktags', false, false, false, true); wp_enqueue_script('wplink', false, false, false, true); wp_enqueue_script('wpdialogs-popup', false, false, false, true); wp_enqueue_style('wp-jquery-ui-dialog', false, false, false, true); wp_enqueue_script('word-count', false, false, false, true); wp_enqueue_script('media-upload', false, false, false, true); wp_admin_css(); wp_enqueue_script('utils', false, false, false, true);

  • Thank you for your answer. I've tried but it didn't seem to make a difference. Is there any way I can debug to see which script I might be missing?
    – user20837
    Commented Jun 6, 2018 at 12:56
  • I also noticed that my editor plugin lacks 1 or 2 buttons that the "new page" editor has. I don't need those buttons but shouldn't they also show up in the plugin when they're part of the default editor configuration?
    – user20837
    Commented Jun 6, 2018 at 13:01

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