Add TinyMCE Editor to Post/Page Title Input Field

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Are you looking for a way to add the TinyMCE editor to the title input field of your WordPress posts and pages? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to add TinyMCE editor to post/page title input field in WordPress.


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

function tinymce_title_js(){ ?>
<script type="text/javascript">
	jQuery(document).ready( tinymce_title );
            function tinymce_title() {
		tinyMCE.execCommand("mceAddControl", false, "title");
<?php }
add_action( 'admin_head-post.php', 'tinymce_title_js');
add_action( 'admin_head-post-new.php', 'tinymce_title_js');

function tinymce_title_css(){ ?>
<style type='text/css'>
	    #titlewrap{border:solid 1px #e5e5e5 !important;}
	    #title_ifr{height:50px !important;}
<?php }
add_action( 'admin_head-post.php', 'tinymce_title_css');
add_action( 'admin_head-post-new.php', 'tinymce_title_css');

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

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Comments   Leave a Reply

  1. Just change:
    tinyMCE.execCommand(“mceAddControl”, false, “title”);
    tinyMCE.execCommand(“mceAddEditor”, false, “title”);

  2. not working at my wp site

  3. Nice addition/snipt, but… why?

  4. Thanks for this. Is there any way to have this display in the html editor as well or instead of the visual? – opps, posted on the wrong article, sorry.

  5. Great snippet! I wonder is there any way to display and use only selected items of tinyMCE? Surely we don’t need to have the uploader buttons for the title area 🙂

    1. Thanks, glad you like the snippet, I think we can remove items however I’m not sure how easy it would be to do that just for the TinyMCE used for the title.

      1. how to remove unused items from tinymce? a good idea for a future snippet =) 

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