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TinyMCE stripping out form elements

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Community Member, 9 Posts

26 November 2007 at 7:21pm


I have noticed that TinyMCE is stripping out form elements from the source code. I have checked to see if this is done within TinyMCE and have tried the fixes I came across. (setting verify HTML to false, and adding to valid_elements) but neither of these seemed to work.

Is there something SilverStripe specific that is causing form elements to be stripped out of the HTMLEditField that I am not aware of?


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

26 November 2007 at 9:46pm

why are you trying to insert a form via TinyMCE? as you have found out tinyMCE is pretty annoying to muck around with. There is probably a way to do a form without using TinyMCE


Community Member, 9 Posts

26 November 2007 at 11:20pm

Yes TinyMCE is excrutiatingly annoying to muck around with. The reason why I need forms within TinyMCE is that I need a small form running inline with a bunch of content. The form doesn't actually need to do anything (ie. doesn't submit, long story) but TinyMCE strips out all tags relating to forms, including <input>'s

Currently I've written a little javascript and used images to simulate the look and feel of form elements but I would prefer it if I could just get them to work normally.


Community Member, 24 Posts

20 August 2011 at 7:35am

Hi, I know this is an incredibly old thread however there's no solution or reference to one written here.

How can we add form elements in TinyMCE.

We don't want to add a complex form or anything.

Just things like paypal buttons (which use forms).

Feel free to move the post or start a new thread with it if you think appropriate.