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What is Magento 2 WYSIWYG Editor? How to Enable & Disable It?

What is Magento 2 WYSIWYG editor - How to enable/disable it

Magento 2 WYSIWYG editor is one of the most powerful features in Magento 2. This post will show you what it is, the difference between TinyMC3 and TinyMCE4, and how to enable, disable Magento WYSIWYG editor

What is Magento 2 WYSIWYG? 

Magento 2 WYSIWYG (short for What You See Is What You Get) is a Magento built-in editor that allows users to create content in the back-end without tampering with code. Users will be able to see the result instantly, as the front-end. 

To use/hide the Magento 2 WYSIWYG editor, click Show/Hide Editor button in the editor toolbar’s upper-left corner. 


From Magento 2.4 version, TinyMCE 3 is replaced as the default editor by TinyMCE4. 

To see the difference between TinyMCE4 and TinyMCE3, check the following images. 

TinyMCE3 is complicated with multiple settings. Check TinyMCE3 detailed function in Magento User Guide for Merchants. 


TinyMCE4 is simplified in both design and function. This new version makes the editor more effective and less unwieldy than TinyMCE3. 


With TinyMCE4, Magento 2 WYSIWYG editor toolbar shows you many features, including:

  • Text formats
  • Text size
  • Line Height
  • Text color
  • Highlight color
  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Alignment
  • List options
  • Bullet options
  • Add link
  • Add image
  • Add table
  • Add widget
  • Add variables

Let’s see some real examples when you insert a link, an image, a widget, and a variable in these images below: 

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Insert a link in Magento 2 WYSIWYG


Insert an image in Magento 2 WYSIWYG


Insert a widget in Magento 2 WYSIWYG


Insert a variable in Magento 2 WYSIWY

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Magento 2 Enable WYSIWYG Editor in 6 Steps 

Step 1: Click Stores > Settings > Configuration.

Step 2: Under the General tab, hit Content Management.

Step 3: In the WYSIWYG Options area, set Enable WYSIWYG Editor to Enabled by Default, Disabled by Default, or Disabled Completely.


Step 4: In the WYSIWYG Editor field, the default value is TinyMCE 4. 

Step 5: Choose Yes or No in Use Static URLs for Media Content in WYSIWYG filed. 

Step 6: Click Save Config. 


Now you know how to enable/disable Magento 2 WYSIWYG editor already. We have more tutorials for you in Magento Tutorials Series.

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About Alice Dinh

Alice Dinh
Alice is a writer at Magezon. She is on a mission to help readers learn about Magento and e-commerce to grow their online business. A chocolate fanatic once in a while.

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