Replacing a textarea with WordPress TinyMCE wp_editor()

I am trying to replace a textarea with wp_editor()

My textarea form element looks like this:

<textarea name="post_text" id="post_text" rows="3"><?php echo $content; ?></textarea>

Then I have:

wp_editor( $content, 'post_text' );

The problem I am getting is both the form textarea and the wp_editor textarea are outputted on the page. Why are both textareas displaying? I only need one textarea to display. Everything saves fine, I just have this problem of 2 textareas showing.

EDIT: Is it as simple as putting a display: none; on my form’s textarea so just the wp_editor() textarea displays? That seems to work but feels a bit hackish.


I found the solution. You can use a third parameter to pass an array of arguments. Now this is pretty obvious as outlined in the Codex:

What is a little confusing (the source of my problem) is $editor_id may only contain lowercase letters. So if your form processing script is looking for something with underscores in it (as mine was) then you’ll need to do this:

$settings = array( 'textarea_name' => 'post_text' )

wp_editor( $content, $editor_id, $settings );

Note you can’t do this:

wp_editor( $content, 'post_text' );

Which is where I went wrong.

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