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How To Change the Default Editor

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Are you looking for a way to change the default editor? This snippet changes the default editor to be either the Visual Editor or the Text Editor (HTML Editor).

Instructions:

Add one of the following snippets to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin.

  • This snippet makes the Visual Editor the default editor.
  • # This sets the Visual Editor as default #
    add_filter( 'wp_default_editor', create_function('', 'return "tinymce";') );
    
  • This snippet makes the Text Editor (HTML Editor) the default editor.
  • # This sets the HTML Editor as default #
    add_filter( 'wp_default_editor', create_function('', 'return "html";') );  
    

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.

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