I'm building my theme options page and I want to use Wordpress TinyMCE editor here, so I'm calling wp_editor. But when I'm saving data some entities are added to the content for example, lets say I want to add image:

<img class="" title="" src="path_to_image" alt="" />

Thats what I've got after clicking save:

<img title="\&quot;\&quot;" src="\&quot;path_to_image\&quot;" alt="\&quot;\&quot;" />

Why is this changing quotes into entities (and leaves actual - correctly displayed quotes?)??

@edit: This is how I display my editor:

    $class = (isset($value['class'])) ? $value['class']:'';
    $content = (get_option($value['id']) ? get_option($value['id']) : '');

    $settings = array(
        'textarea_name' => $value['id'], 
        'editor_class' => $class
    wp_editor($content, strtolower($value['id']), $settings );

And that's how I save data for this field:

$_POST[ $value['id'] ]);
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    That's not the normal behavior. Show us how you sanitize and save the data. – fuxia Apr 30 '12 at 17:54
  • @toscho Added some parts of my code into question. There is no validation or something like that. Simple form with some CSS and what You see above. – smogg Apr 30 '12 at 18:10
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    That's is probably WordPress' nasty addslashes … the editor tries to fix that. Try to set wp_editor( stripslashes($content) … ). – fuxia Apr 30 '12 at 18:29
  • @toscho Yeah, that was it. Thank You. Bad You didn't posted it as an answer, cause I can't accept it. – smogg Apr 30 '12 at 18:34
  • I'll do it now. :) – fuxia Apr 30 '12 at 18:58

WordPress is running addslashes on POST input. The value you get from the data base looks probably like:

<img title=\"\" …

… and the editor tries to enforce valid markup from that.

So … call the editor with …

wp_editor( stripslashes( $content ), strtolower($value['id']), $settings );

I too had same problem. Then I used :

<? wp_editor(html_entity_decode(stripcslashes(get_option('wid1_cont'))), "editor1",$settings = array('textarea_name'=>'wid1_cont','textarea_rows'=>'5') ); ?>

It worked..

  • Please explain your solution. Why is it better than the other approaches? – fuxia Dec 14 '12 at 20:54
  • @Pavan I know they say not to comment Thank you but - THANK YOU! – jerrygarciuh Nov 3 '16 at 22:52

sometimes, the problem not is in save: is just on view stage.


 wp_editor( html_entity_decode($content), strtolower($value['id']), $settings );

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