How do I go about adding a simple button to tinymce on the default editor area of my new Custom Post Type?

I'd like the button, when clicked, to ask for a text value. The script should then lowercase the input and replace spaces with hyphens, and insert [glossary=value-entered] into the editor.

Thanks in advance,

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Check out this tutorial on Pro Blog Design: http://www.problogdesign.com/wordpress/user-friendly-short-codes-with-tinymce/

  • That is a tutorial and a half... ! Thanks very much, looks like exactly what I need.
    – turbonerd
    Commented Feb 8, 2012 at 23:12

Have you read this?


  • I actually hadn't. Is that up to date? Is it simply a case of writing a tinyMCE plugin then using that WP code to load it?
    – turbonerd
    Commented Feb 8, 2012 at 22:55
  • That is up to date. It is as you say, writing a TinyMCE plugin and calling that with the WP code. That is how I've done it in the past. Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 5:16

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