I'm sure this is really simple, but I can't find a quick answer anywhere by searching. I just want to include the TinyMCE plugin "template" distributed by Moxiecode into my Wordpress editor. Simply uploading it into the plugins folder isn't sufficient, I get that I need to mess with hooks and filters, but so far I'm unclear what the simplest way to do this is.

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There is an existing WordPress plugin that does this http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tinymce-templates/

  • it loads up a bunch of features I don't want, and I actually want to hack the plugin a bit, which I feel would be easier working from the base TinyMCE plugin rather than trying to work with this WP plugin.
    – HeruRaHa
    Commented May 31, 2012 at 21:52
  • Since the 'base TinyMCE plugin' is not a plugin, but a part of WordPress Core, I strongly suggest you leave it alone and use hooks to modify it externally instead. Simply put, if it's not in /wp-content, DO NOT TOUCH IT. If the suggested plugin has too many features, go into that plugin's code and see what parts do what you want. Duplicate them, and go from there.
    – SickHippie
    Commented May 31, 2012 at 22:36
  • SickHippie you're not understanding me, and it's part of why I can't find decent results -- because both Wordpress and TinyMCE use the term "plugin" to describe code snippets that extend the core functionality. There's a plugin FOR TinyMCE called "Template" that I was trying to install. I'm not talking about modifying the core. I'm talking about modifying the "Template" plugin for TinyMCE because it does nearly everything I want, and it's easier to tweak that than to write a new TinyMCE plugin from scratch. Anyways I figured out how to do what I wanted, so forget it.
    – HeruRaHa
    Commented May 31, 2012 at 23:46
  • He's saying to use the plugin I linked to above, and modify it to your desire. He's saying NOT to add a plugin to TinyMCE itself - make sure whatever you modify is in wp-content. That said, what did you do to create your desired result?
    – user1337
    Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 15:39

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