Warning: This function has been deprecated. Use wp_editor() instead.

the_editor( string $content, string $id = 'content', string $prev_id = 'title', bool $media_buttons = true, int $tab_index = 2, bool $extended = true )

Displays an editor: TinyMCE, HTML, or both.

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Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) Textarea content.


(string) (Optional) HTML ID attribute value.

Default value: 'content'


(string) (Optional) Unused.

Default value: 'title'


(bool) (Optional) Whether to display media buttons.

Default value: true


(int) (Optional) Unused.

Default value: 2


(bool) (Optional) Unused.

Default value: true

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/deprecated.php

function the_editor($content, $id = 'content', $prev_id = 'title', $media_buttons = true, $tab_index = 2, $extended = true) {
	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '3.3.0', 'wp_editor()' );

	wp_editor( $content, $id, array( 'media_buttons' => $media_buttons ) );

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Changelog Changelog

Version Description
3.3.0 Use wp_editor()
2.1.0 Introduced.

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