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How to disable the TinyMCE?


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JulyCat

6 November 2009 at 8:28am Community Member, 9 Posts

All greetings!
Tell me, please, is there any way to completely disable the TinyMCE?

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yurigoul

10 November 2009 at 1:54pm Community Member, 202 Posts

You could replace your Content field with a new textareafield in the model using getCMSFields().

The only problem would be that the text you enter would not have any formatting, not even line breaks.

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banal

10 November 2009 at 10:51pm (Last edited: 10 November 2009 10:52pm), Community Member, 901 Posts

Yes, replace the TinyMCE Editor with a TextArea, just as yurigoul said.
It will keep line-breaks, if you set the Content field to 'Text' instead of 'HTMLText'.

Here's how your Page class could look like:

class Page extends SiteTree
{
   public static $db = array(
      'Content' => 'Text'
   );
   
   public function getCMSFields(){
      $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
      $fields->removeFieldFromTab('Root.Content.Main', 'Content');
      $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Content.Main', new TextareaField('Content', 'Content', 20));
      return $fields;
   }
}

You can even use BBCode syntax for formatting if you use the following statement in your template:

$Content.Parse(BBCodeParser)

Update You'll have to run /dev/build if you change the class as shown above

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yurigoul

10 November 2009 at 11:04pm Community Member, 202 Posts

My guess is that it only shows the line breaks in the output on the site if you wrap it in <pre> tags, unless you use BBcode.

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banal

10 November 2009 at 11:10pm Community Member, 901 Posts

No, line-breaks will get converted to <br/> if your field type is 'Text'. No need for a wrapping <pre> tag or the BBCode parser.

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JulyCat

11 November 2009 at 9:33pm Community Member, 9 Posts

Thank you for your help! Your advice is very useful.