I am trying to add an extra rich text input field (like so, http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-can-i-use-the-tinymce-editor-for-fields-in-my-custom-post-type)

So just by adding the class class="theEditor", brings up tiny mce for my extra textfield. So far so good, but

1/ how do i add the editor toolbar with the wysiwyg/HTML tabs for the newly created textfield? 2/ As i am using the plugin qTranslate i also like to add the language tabs

Any tips?


  • for 1/ i just used the meta-box plugin awesome plugin. Still stuck with 2/ – alex Nov 1 '12 at 15:21

Maby you should use the wp_editor instead? Then you have more control of the editor. An example if you have a meta box called "myfield" in the custom post type. If you want a simple editor you can do like this:

echo '<form action="" method="post" target="_blank">';
  wp_editor('<p>Some content</p>', 'myfield' );
echo '<input type="submit" value="Submit" /></form>';

If you want more control you can enable stuff in the array like this:

$settings = array(
    'wpautop' => true,
    'media_buttons' => false,
    'tinymce' => array(
        'theme_advanced_buttons1' => 'bold,italic,underline,blockquote,|,undo,redo,|,fullscreen',
        'theme_advanced_buttons2' => '',
        'theme_advanced_buttons3' => '',
        'theme_advanced_buttons4' => ''
    'quicktags' => array(
        'buttons' => 'b,i,ul,ol,li,link,close'

echo '<form action="" method="post" target="_blank">';
wp_editor('<p>Some more content</p>', 'myfield', $settings );
echo '<input type="submit" value="Submit" /></form>';
  • i am stuck to WP 3.1.4 so i can't use wp_editor :( any other suggestions – alex Jul 6 '12 at 10:18
  • Okay, out of curiosity, why are you stuck with Wordpress 3.1.4? – Pontus Abrahamsson Jul 6 '12 at 13:41
  • hmm, thought i already made a comment. About being stuck the hosting still has php 5.1.6 – alex Jul 13 '12 at 13:33

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