Welcome to the Question2Answer Q&A. There's also a demo if you just want to try it out.

Tutorial: Modify the wysiwyg-editor plugin

+3 votes
asked Jul 20, 2012 in Plugins by Đặng Minh Tuấn

Today I've just modified the default wysiwyg-editor in my QA website, and I share you my solution to add a CSS class to your text (in your question) by (adding and) using an extra "Styles" button in your wysiwyg-editor

This is what I've created:

And how I do:

Step 1: Change the file: \qa-plugin\wysiwyg-editor\qa-wysiwyg-editor.php

in the lines:


to add more buttons.

In this case, I added the "Styles" button by adding:


Step 2: change the file qa-plugin\wysiwyg-editor\plugins\styles\styles\default.js

Clear what you don't want to have, and add something like that:

    name:'Big Green Button',
        class: 'big-green-button'

and when you select your text and then select the Styles > Big Green Button, the wysiwyg-editor will wrap the text with <div class="big-green-button">

Step 3 (final): edit qa-styles.css in your theme to update your change (in this example, we need to add .big-green-button style)

commented Aug 12, 2012 by jatin.soni
This is nice. That would be great help if you can make a small video for that.
commented Dec 3, 2012 by Pady Srini
Thanks for the cool tip. One question - If you choose multiple lines in the editor and apply a style ( say a div ), then the style gets applied to every line, instead of surrounding all selected lines and putting them in a div. Also it overrides the style of the individual line. Any workaround ?

1 Answer

–1 vote
answered Nov 24, 2012 by Waterfr Villa

 Can you provide us with a link to your website so that we can see this in action?