I have added a meta box in the page edit section:

add_meta_box('custom_section_box', 'Sections', array($this, 'section_box'), 'page','normal','high');

Within the box, there is a wp_editor call:

$tinymce_options = array('plugins' => "table,lists,link,textcolor,hr", 'toolbar1'=>"fontsizeselect,forecolor,backcolor,bold,italic,underline,strikethrough,alignleft,aligncenter,alignright,alignjustify",'toolbar2'=>"blockquote,hr,table,bullist,numlist,undo,redo,link,unlink");
$editor_config= array('teeny'=>true, 'textarea_rows'=>10, 'editor_class'=>'csec_text', 'textarea_name'=>'csec_body', 'wpautop'=>false, 'tinymce'=>$tinymce_options);
wp_editor(html_entity_decode(stripslashes($vals['content'])), 'csec_body', $editor_config); 

Everything is working fine, but when I add a gallery through the media button, it displays the gallery shortcode only (like [gallery link="file" ids="759,760,761"]). There is no usual display of the gallery as in the normal page editor with edit/delete buttons.

I had tried to add the do_shortcode to pass the value in wp_editor, but that displays the full html instead. Also other shortcodes are rendered as html.

Can you please help?

  • Include your w_editor settings $editor_config too
    – anton
    May 1, 2019 at 13:36
  • Yes. I did that. $editor_config= array('teeny'=>true, 'textarea_rows'=>10, 'editor_class'=>'csec_text', 'textarea_name'=>'csec_body', 'wpautop'=>false, 'tinymce'=>$tinymce_options);
    – sariDon
    May 1, 2019 at 13:38
  • All is working fine except the gallery display.Image edit is also not working too.
    – sariDon
    May 1, 2019 at 13:39
  • Try to simply call wp_editor without 3 argument - '$editor_config'. At least we will know if the problem related to settings.
    – anton
    May 1, 2019 at 13:44
  • Thanks Anton. It works with the settings removed! I think we need to add something in the settings.
    – sariDon
    May 1, 2019 at 13:47

2 Answers 2


Make sure tinymce option has a valid value.
Remove it or set it to true if you don't pass any parameters to tinymce

$editor_config = array(
    'tinymce'=>$tinymce_options //THIS OPTION SHOULD BE VALID


Made a small research. Add wpview in plugins argument of tinymce options.

$tinymce_options = array(
    'plugins' => "wpview,lists,link,textcolor,hr",
    //all other options

Also, there is no tinymce table plugin.
List of available plugins:

  • teeny is already set to true. The $tinymce_options are also valid. I have updated the question with these options. Please check. The problem still persists.
    – sariDon
    May 1, 2019 at 13:56
  • Doing a little more r & d and it seems the $tinymce_options is the problem. Though it's valid, passing this parameter breaks the gallery amd image edit/delete format.
    – sariDon
    May 1, 2019 at 14:00
  • what options do you pass there
    – anton
    May 1, 2019 at 14:03
  • $tinymce_options = array('plugins' => "table,lists,link,textcolor,hr", 'toolbar1'=>"fontsizeselect,forecolor,backcolor,bold,italic,underline,strikethrough,alignleft,aligncenter,alignright,alignjustify",'toolbar2'=>"blockquote,hr,table,bullist,numlist,undo,redo,link,unlink");
    – sariDon
    May 1, 2019 at 14:03
  • Check the question. I have updated with the full code.
    – sariDon
    May 1, 2019 at 14:04

This piece works perfectly:

$tinymce_options = array(
'plugins' => "paste,lists,link,textcolor,hr,media,wordpress,wpeditimage,wpgallery,wpdialogs,wplink,wpview",
'wordpress_adv_hidden'=> false,

Note I have added few wordpress related plugins in the tinymce options.

  • I updated my answer, check it out!)
    – anton
    May 1, 2019 at 15:14

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