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Removing tinymce from textareas

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13th Nov 2007

Mike Dixon

Senior Mind

TinyMCE has a habit of popping up right where you don't want it - the log field on a node edit page is a good example.

Lucklily it is a relatively easy job to theme out tinymce for a particular textarea.

The following theme override should go into your template.php file

function phptemplate_tinymce_theme($init, $textarea_name, $theme_name, $is_running) {
    case 'nodewords-description':
      case 'edit-nodewords-description':
    return $init;
    return theme_tinymce_theme($init, $textarea_name, $theme_name, $is_running);

Just keep adding extra cases for any additional textareas ...

You might also be interested in this article about removing tinymce from the block edit screen when the format is set to PHP