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[Resolved] User forms: how to substitute the fancy tinyMCE editor with a plain text box?

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Problem:
The user, wanted to replace the default WYSIWYG TinyMCE editor in the 'user form' toolset with a simple "textarea" to prevent users from inserting formatted text. They were unable to find a way to make this change using the existing WordPress default "description" field.
Solution:
We suggested that instead of trying to modify the TinyMCE editor, cantonB should create a new custom field that supports multiline text. This approach allows the form to display a basic textarea field, aligning with the user's requirements for plain text input.

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Last updated by cantonB 2 months, 2 weeks ago.

Assisted by: Mateus Getulio.

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I'm using the toolset 'user form' so users can edit their own description field. By default, the editor renders a WYSIWYG TinyMCE type editor. But I don't want them to be able to insert formatted text, I just want a plain old "textarea" form field.

How do I do this? In my form editor (expert mode) I currently have this:

[cred_field field='description' class='form-control listingtextedit' output='bootstrap']

The attached illustration hopefully explains where I am and what I'm trying to do. Thanks!

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Mateus Getulio
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Hello there,

I'm afraid that it is no possible to switch from one editor to other as this configuration comes from the type of field you're editing.

If you want users to submit content that is simple text rather than rich text, you should probably edit that custom field and use a multiline text field instead of WYSIWYG TinyMCE rich text field.

By doing so, Toolset will automatically exhibit the text area in the front end rather than the TinyMCE editor.

Thank you,
Mateus

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>If you want users to submit content that is simple text rather than rich text, you should probably edit that custom field and use a multiline text field instead of WYSIWYG TinyMCE rich text field.

Thanks for the idea! This wasn't possible with the current field (because it was the built-in wordpress "description" field all users have, but you gave me the notion of adding a multi-line field of our own which works exactly as I'd hoped.

cantonB confirmed that the issue was resolved on 2024-05-12 17:48:58.
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