I'm building a plugin for Craft CMS. This plugin will load on the edit/content page, where the standard Redactor WYSIWYG editor will be loaded too (by CraftCMS). I want to get the HTML/text contents of the Redactor editor.

For example tinymce.activeEditor.getContent() will get the HTML contents of the TinyMCE editor in WordPress.

How do I achieve this in Craft CMS?

The API documentation says var text = this.clean.getPlainText(html);. But how do I know reference to this.

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I'm not 100% sure I follow, but I think this is what you are looking for.

In your javascript file, you'll want code.set

API Reference


$('#yourTextArea').redactor('code.set', your.data);
  • Ignore my last example in the question. I actually wanted to get the code/text out the the editor/textarea, not set the code. But this works too.
    – iNalgiev
    Commented Oct 8, 2016 at 11:33

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