I have a problem with inserting value to wysiwyg editor when editing item in collection. I have this code, but editor still remain null.

 $content = Mage::getModel('news/news')->load($this->getRequest()->getParam('id'));
                        $fieldset->addField('ContentText', 'editor', array(
                            'name'      => 'content',
                            'label'     => Mage::helper('news')->__('Content'),
                            'title'     => Mage::helper('news')->__('Content'),
                            'style'     => 'height:20em;width:70em;',
                            'config'    => Mage::getSingleton('cms/wysiwyg_config')->getConfig(),
                            'value'     => $content['content'],
                            'wysiwyg'   => true,
                            'required'  => true,

when i call


I get my requested value

  • check if you don't call $form->setValues() later in the code. That will override the value of your field.
    – Marius
    Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 8:17
  • Yes, that's the point - but when I add my editor field after calling '$form->setValues()' it will be the last element in form. Is there a way to set priority to render ? Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 8:21
  • Don't add the editor after $form->setValues(). Try using $form->addValues() instead and make sure that there is no content element in the array you pass as a parameter to addValues.
    – Marius
    Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 8:24
  • @Marius fancy adding an complete answer here ;) Commented May 27, 2014 at 14:25
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    @DavidManners. Odd thing...I was just on this question, started to write an answer and your comment popped up. :)
    – Marius
    Commented May 27, 2014 at 14:27

1 Answer 1


Based on the comments... you can add in your code, after defining the form this

$form->setValues(array(...., 'content'=>$content['content']));  
$form->addValues(array(...., 'content'=>$content['content'])); 

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