Renders an editor.

Using this function is the proper way to output all needed components for both TinyMCE and Quicktags. _WP_Editors should not be used directly. See

NOTE: Once initialized the TinyMCE editor cannot be safely moved in the DOM. For that reason running wp_editor() inside of a metabox is not a good idea unless only Quicktags is used. On the post edit screen several actions can be used to include additional editors containing TinyMCE: ‘edit_page_form’, ‘edit_form_advanced’ and ‘dbx_post_sidebar’. See for more information.


wp_editor( $content, $editor_id, $settings = array() )
 (string) Initial content for the editor.
 (string) HTML ID attribute value for the textarea and TinyMCE. Can only be /[a-z]+/.
 (array) See _WP_Editors::editor().
Default: array()




function wp_editor( $content, $editor_id, $settings = array() ) {
	if ( ! class_exists( '_WP_Editors' ) )
		require( ABSPATH . WPINC . '/class-wp-editor.php' );

	_WP_Editors::editor($content, $editor_id, $settings);
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