A TinyMCE editor integration for Wagtail

pip install wagtailtinymce==


Wagtail TinyMCE

Wagtail TinyMCE offers integration of the TinyMCE rich text editor into the Wagtail CMS.

As of Wagtail 1.5 this integrates using Wagtail's alternative rich text editor feature and requires no extra customisation or patching.


Add wagtailtinymce to your INSTALLED_APPS Django setting.

Add or change WAGTAILADMIN_RICH_TEXT_EDITORS in your settings, to use the widget wagtailtinymce.rich_text.TinyMCERichTextArea.

For example, to use TinyMCE for all RichTextField and RichTextBlock instances:

    'default': {
        'WIDGET': 'wagtailtinymce.rich_text.TinyMCERichTextArea'

Or, to use TinyMCE for certain instances...

    'default': {
        'WIDGET': 'wagtail.wagtailadmin.rich_text.HalloRichTextArea'
    'tinymce': {
        'WIDGET': 'wagtailtinymce.rich_text.TinyMCERichTextArea'

...and declare fields with the corresponding key in the editor parameter:

html_field = RichTextField(editor='tinymce', ...)
stream_field = StreamField([('html', RichTextBlock(editor='tinymce', ...)), ...])

TinyMCE configuration

The TinyMCERichTextArea constructor accepts keyword arguments for buttons, menus and options which are merged with defaults and passed to TinyMCE.

However, Wagtail does not currently allow for passing parameters to this constructor. To change the configuration you must create and register a subclass of TinyMCERichTextArea and pass these parameters or amend defaults in the subclass constructor.


These are configured as a list of menu bars, each containing a list of groups, each containing a list of button names.

By default, TinyMCE is loaded with buttons for undo/redo, a styles dropdown, bold/italic, lists and tables, link/unlink, Wagtail documents/images/embeds, paste filter toggle and edit fullscreen.


These are configured as a list of menu names.

By default, TinyMCE is loaded with no menubar.


This is a dict. By default, TinyMCE is loaded with the following options set:

  • browser_spellcheck
  • noneditable_leave_contenteditable (required for Wagtail image/embed handling)
  • language (taken from Django settings)
  • language_load

TinyMCE plugins and tools

TinyMCE is loaded with the following plugins:

  • hr
  • code
  • fullscreen
  • noneditable (required for Wagtail image/embed handling)
  • paste
  • table (and inserttable tool)

To add further plugins and tools to TinyMCE, use the insert_tinymce_js and insert_tinymce_css hooks. Once you have the hook in place use the following JavaScript to register the plugin with TinyMCE:

registerMCEPlugin(name, path, language);

For example:

registerMCEPlugin('myplugin', '/static/js/my-tinymce-plugin.js', 'en_GB');

The language parameter is optional and can be omitted.

A complete wagtail_hooks.py file example:

import json

from django.templatetags.static import static
from django.utils import translation
from django.utils.html import format_html
from django.utils.safestring import mark_safe
from wagtail.wagtailcore import hooks

def my_plugin_js():
    return format_html(
            registerMCEPlugin("myplugin", {});


The version number of this package is the TinyMCE version, followed by the release number of this package for that TinyMCE version.