Insted of clicking the WYSIWYG Editor is it possible to make it visible without clicking ?

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Open admin section, go to System -> Configuration -> Content Management.

In the "Enable WYSIWYG Editor" field you will see the available options for WYSIWYG editor:

"Disabled by Default"

"Disabled Completely"

"Enabled by Default"

You can select Enabled by Default

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Note: This will enable the Show/Hide Editor toggle to be active by default when you are editing CMS pages and Static blocks. This setting does not effect the product editing screen.

If you want the WYSIWYG editor to open up automatically on page load for product editing (i.e. Short Description) you would need some custom javascript to 'click' the button on page load. This would be an edit to the admin panel js of Magento and would most likely not be recommended.

For more information refer : How to Enable/Disable the WYSIWYG Editor in Magento

  • thankyou for fast reply but what i want is to change the textarea into WYSIWYG editor> Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 10:57
  • Which textarea? Custom? Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 10:59
  • Description * and Short Description * Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 11:00
  • Check this video : vimeo.com/130181563 Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 11:08
  • ok thankyou. done watching and learned things. Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 11:18

@Rohit Kundale's answer is correct for CMS content. However, you will need to apply the following hack for product content...

Note: The answer to this question was originally posted here by Nikitas: https://stackoverflow.com/a/20307722/3254362

I am copying the answer here for simplicity...

After a little research i found it.

1) Put this code in the .phtml file you want the editor to appear directly.

2) In the 6th line of the code you can see elements: "short_description". You can change "short_description" with the element id you want. You can add more than one element id separated with comma and without spaces.

Example: I put this code in app/design/adminhtml/default/default/template/catalog/product/edit.phtml because i want the editor to appear directly when i edit product's description, short description etc.

The code:

<script type="text/javascript">
    mode : "exact",
    elements: "short_description",
    theme : "advanced",
    plugins : "inlinepopups,style,layer,table,save,advhr,advimage,advlink,emotions,iespell,insertdatetime,preview,media,searchreplace,print,contextmenu,paste,directionality,fullscreen,noneditable,visualchars,nonbreaking,xhtmlxtras",
    theme_advanced_buttons1 : "newdocument,|,bold,italic,underline,strikethrough,|,justifyleft,justifycenter,justifyright,justifyfull,|,styleselect,formatselect,fontselect,fontsizeselect",
    theme_advanced_buttons2 : "cut,copy,paste,pastetext,pasteword,|,search,replace,|,bullist,numlist,|,outdent,indent,|,undo,redo,|,link,unlink,anchor,image,cleanup,help,code,|,insertdate,inserttime,preview,|,forecolor,backcolor",
    theme_advanced_buttons3 : "tablecontrols,|,hr,removeformat,visualaid,|,sub,sup,|,charmap,emotions,iespell,media,advhr,|,print,|,ltr,rtl,|,fullscreen",
    theme_advanced_buttons4 : "insertlayer,moveforward,movebackward,absolute,|,styleprops,|,cite,abbr,acronym,del,ins,|,visualchars,nonbreaking",
    theme_advanced_toolbar_location : "top",
    theme_advanced_toolbar_align : "left",
    theme_advanced_path_location : "bottom",
    extended_valid_elements : "a[name|href|target|title|onclick],img[class|src|border=0|alt|title|hspace|vspace|width|height|align|onmouseover|onmouseout|name],hr[class|width|size|noshade],font[face|size|color|style],span[class|align|style]",
    theme_advanced_resize_horizontal : 'true',
    theme_advanced_resizing : 'true',
    apply_source_formatting : 'true',
    convert_urls : 'false',
    force_br_newlines : 'true',
    doctype : '<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">'

  • ill try this. thank you for reply. ill guve feedback later. Commented Sep 23, 2016 at 23:29
  • Did that work for you? Commented Oct 5, 2016 at 17:57

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