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How to Add Cut, Copy and Paste Buttons to the TinyMCE Editor

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Are you looking for a way to enable 3 new buttons within the TinyMCE editor including cut, copy, and paste? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to add cut, copy, and paste buttins to the TinyMCE editor in WordPress.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function enable_more_buttons($buttons) {
  $buttons[] = 'copy';
  $buttons[] = 'cut';
  $buttons[] = 'paste';
 return $buttons;
}

add_filter("mce_buttons_2", "enable_more_buttons");

You can also use this snippet to get the required results.

function enable_more_buttons($buttons) {
  $buttons[] = 'copy,cut,paste';
 return $buttons;
}

add_filter("mce_buttons_2", "enable_more_buttons");

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 18 best WordPress comments plugins and how to set up Shopify with WordPress.

Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. (Translated by program)
    These buttons I did not know, great functionality.
    And thanks for mentioning my suggestion.
    His tricks are great and I wish much success to your blog.

    1. no problem Myst1010, glad you like it.

  2. Elisio Leonardo March 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Hi Kevin, your snippets are really knows and i will love to show it to my users…

    I will always put a link to the original source:this blog!

    1. Elisio Leonardo cool glad you like the site and a link back would be fantastic.

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