Asked  8 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   40 times

I've added TinyMCE to my project, and am using it on a text area which pops up in a fancybox. The first time I action it, it works fine, but if I then close it and try to open it again, it doesn't let me type in the box. It looks okay, just that the text area is kind of greyed out, and won't accept input. If I click any of the buttons (bold, italic, justify, font selection etc.), the console gives the error "j is null".

I've found some similar problems on the web, but couldn't find anyone with a similar set up to mine, so I'm confused. I think the problem may be that I'm trying to add a new TinyMCE instance every time the fancybox is shown, and then I need to destroy it afterwards, before re-initialising it, maybe? But I'm not sure how to destroy it, or even if that's what I need to do.

Here's my code:

<script type="text/javascript">
 function tinyMCE_setup() {
      mode : "textareas",
      theme : "advanced",
      plugins : "pagebreak,style,layer,table,save,advhr,advimage,advlink,emotions,iespell,insertdatetime,preview,media,searchreplace,print,contextmenu,paste,directionality,fullscreen,noneditable,visualchars,nonbreaking,xhtmlxtras,template",
      theme_advanced_buttons1 : "bold,italic,underline,strikethrough,|,justifyleft,justifycenter,justifyright,justifyfull,|,fontselect,fontsizeselect,forecolor",
      theme_advanced_buttons2 : "cut,copy,paste,pastetext,pasteword,|,undo,redo,|,link,unlink,code",
      theme_advanced_buttons3 : "",
      theme_advanced_buttons4 : "",
      theme_advanced_toolbar_location : "top",
      theme_advanced_toolbar_align : "center",
      //theme_advanced_statusbar_location : "bottom",
      theme_advanced_resizing : true
 function tinyMCE_remove() {

... some html ...

 <!-- Text -->
 <div style="display:none">
  <div id="addtext" class="addcontent">
    <p class="headline bg_text">add text or caption</p>
    <form id="addText" name="addText" action="add_text.php" method="post" onSubmit="return checkAddText()">
     <label>enter your caption or text here</label>
     <textarea id="text" name="text" rows="10" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 14px; margin-top: 5px; width: 466px"></textarea>
      <input type="image" name="submit" id="imageField2" src="images/site/button_text_submit.gif" onMouseOver="this.src='images/site/button_text_submit_over.gif'" onMouseOut="this.src='images/site/button_text_submit.gif'"/>

... more html ...


$(document).ready(function() {

 $("a#link_addtext").attr("href", "#addtext");

    'hideOnContentClick': false,
        'padding' : 0,
    'overlayOpacity'    :   0.1,
        'onComplete': function(){

  ... other javascript ..



You need to shut down tinymce correctly before closing the fancybox in order to be able to open the tinymce editor a second time. Use this to shut it down correctly

tinymce.EditorManager.execCommand('mceRemoveControl',true, editor_id);
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 8 Months ago

You should point to your vendor/autoload.php at Settings | PHP | PHPUnit when using PHPUnit via Composer.

This blog post has all the details (with pictures) to successfully configure IDE for such scenario:

Related usability ticket:

P.S. The WI-18388 ticket is already fixed in v8.0

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 8 Months ago

On Mac OS X environment variables available in Terminal and for the normal applications can be different, check the related question for the solution how to make them similar.

Note that this solution will not work on Mountain Lion (10.8).

Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

In tinyMCE's case (and most other editors) it's an <iframe> (as to not inherit styling from the parent page, among other reasons), but the magic is the contentEditable attribute being set to true.

You can read more detail in the working draft of HTML5 here.

You can test a very simplified demo here, the editors do much more of course with their toolbars, a backing <textarea> to store the markup for server-submission, etc...but your question seems to be how are you editing the elements, the core of that is contenteditable.

Friday, August 13, 2021
answered 3 Months ago

To answer the question I initially asked, it is this:

My application is an HTTPS webapp, but I was loading an external image in the editor via HTTP which was throwing a warning in the console. Once I removed that image, and only had HTTPS images in there, the advanced menu started appearing again! This is important to recognize... Especially for users who might be wondering why they can't edit pictures that they have pasted in there from other web pages.

All in all, I figured that out, but I'm not sure what the real solution to it is.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Nona Urbiz
answered 2 Days ago
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