WYSYWIG = What You See Is What You Get

Wagn uses the customizable TinyMCE editor for user-friendly editing of rich text, so that users don't have to learn a lot of markup.


Our *tinyMCE card here on wagn.org has:

theme_advanced_buttons1 : "formatselect,bold,italic,"

The "formatselect" is what makes the menu appear in our edit toolbar, and the "bold" and "italic" puts the corresponding buttons there as well:

editing bar

There's also a line with:

theme_advanced_blockformats : "p,h1,h2,pre",

...which is why the menu offers Paragraph, Heading 1, Heading 2, and Preformatted.


Simply edit the *tinyMCE card to your heart's content (on your Wagn — here, you can only edit it if you have the Role of Developer). See the TinyMCE configuration documentation and especially their button documentation to learn about everything that you can do.


  • You can separate very long lines contained in quotes by putting an endquote and starting a new line with a plus and opening the quote again. We use this trick in our *tinyMCE card to keep theme_advanced_buttons1 and extended_valid_elements from running off the right edge of the card:

      "theme": "silver",
      "menubar": "edit view insert format table",
      "plugins": "autoresize code lists hr link autolink table",
      "toolbar1": "formatselect | bold italic strikethrough forecolor backcolor | deckolink nest |   | numlist bullist outdent indent  | removeformat",
      "autoresize_max_height": 500,
  • To format text as monospaced (as you see in the example above), you can add "pre" to theme_advanced_blockformats and "Preformatted" will appear as an option in the Format menu.