How to use wp_editor() on front end – WordPress

How to use wp_editor() on front end – WordPress
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It is a WordPress function that creates a visual (WYSIWYG) editor like the one featured in the WordPress admin when creating posts or pages. This handy little function has been available since WordPress v3.3.
There is a detailed Codex page about wp_editor, if you need more information. WordPress uses a custom version of TinyMCE editor, which can be found here. To check out the files please see wp-includes/js/tinymce in your WordPress install’s directory.

Because we can use this feature in themes and plugins as well! Rich content comes in handy on several occasions, not just in posts. We can use multiple editors on a single sub-page, just use the content and ID variables appropriately.

This part assumes you know at least some basic PHP programming. The $content and $editor_id variables are mandatory, they must be set at all times. The $settings variable is an array in which the single editor features can be switched on / off.

Please note that most of the explanations are in the comments, read them as well!

The following codes (1, 2, 3 and 4) show how to use the function.



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