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Multi-line plain text field

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Community Member, 10 Posts

7 February 2012 at 11:52pm

Hi, I want my pages to be as easy as possible to edit in the CMS, and so I've stripped out many of the formatting options in the HTML Editor Field eg:

HtmlEditorConfig::get('cms')->disablePlugins('table', 'contextmenu');
HtmlEditorConfig::get('cms')->setButtonsForLine(1, 'bold','italic','underline','separator', 'formatselect','separator', 'sslink','unlink', pastetext', 'pasteword', 'separator','bullist','numlist','hr','charmap' );

But in some cases I want to restrict this even more and just want a multi-line plain text field, with absolutely no chance of any formatting added. TextField is fine, but I want my editor to be able to add linebreaks. Is this possible?


Community Member, 290 Posts

8 February 2012 at 3:00am

new TextareaField(); // plain simple textarea field


Community Member, 10 Posts

8 February 2012 at 3:35am

Awesome, thanks! This wasn't in the tutorial so didn't know it existed. Brilliant!