Commands Available for TinyMCE

Executable commands

The following tables show the existing editor commands. These commands are provided by tinymce and not by the browser’s internal commands. These commands can be executed using the execCommand function.

Listing core and plugin editor commands

To retrieve a list of available commands from the active editor, run the following command from the browser console:

tinymce.activeEditor.editorCommands.commands.exec;

Core Editor commands

Supported browser-native commands

The commands in the following table are provided by the TinyMCE editor and provide the same or similar functionality to the native browser commands.

Command Description

Bold

Toggles bold formatting to selection.

Italic

Toggles italic formatting to selection.

Underline

Toggles underline formatting to selection.

Strikethrough

Toggles strikethrough formatting to selection.

Superscript

Toggles superscript formatting to selection.

Subscript

Toggles subscript formatting to selection.

Cut

Cuts the selected contents and puts in into users clipboard.

Copy

Copies the selected contents and puts in into users clipboard.

Paste

Pastes the current clipboard contents into the editor.

ForeColor

Changes the text color of the text. The value passed in should be the color.

BackColor

Changes the background color of the text. The value passed in should be the color.

JustifyLeft

Left aligns the current text block/image.

JustifyCenter

Center aligns the current text block/image.

JustifyRight

Right aligns the current text block/image.

JustifyFull

Full aligns the current text block/image.

FontName

Font name to apply to the text. The value passed in should be the font family name.

FontSize

Font size of the text. The value passed in should be a valid CSS font size.

FormatBlock

Toggles the format of the current selection. The value passed in should be the format name. If no format is specified, the paragraph (<p>) format will be toggled. For a list of options, see: Content formatting options - Built-in formats.

RemoveFormat

Removes any formats from the current selection.

Indent

Indents the current selection.

Outdent

Outdents the current selection.

CreateLink

Inserts a link at the current selection. The value is the URL to add to the link(s).

Unlink

Removes any links from the current selection.

InsertHorizontalRule

Inserts a horizontal rule at the cursor location or inplace of the current selection.

InsertParagraph

Inserts a new paragraph or new line at the current cursor or selection.

InsertText

Inserts the passed value as plain text at the current cursor or selection.

InsertHTML

Inserts the passed value as HTML at the current cursor or selection.

InsertImage

Adds an image <img src="..."> at the current cursor or selection.

SelectAll

Selects all content in the editor.

Delete

Deletes the current selection from the editor.

ForwardDelete

Deletes the current selection or the character to the right of the cursor for a collapsed selection.

Redo

Redoes the last change to the editor.

Undo

Undoes the last change to the editor.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Bold');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Italic');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Underline');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Strikethrough');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Superscript');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Subscript');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Cut');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Copy');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Paste');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('JustifyLeft');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('JustifyCenter');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('JustifyRight');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('JustifyFull');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('ForeColor', false, '#FF0000');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('BackColor', false, '#FF0000');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('FontName', false, 'courier new');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('FontSize', false, '30px');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('FormatBlock', false, 'bold');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('RemoveFormat');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Indent');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Outdent');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('CreateLink', false, 'https://www.tiny.cloud');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Unlink');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('InsertHorizontalRule');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('InsertParagraph');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('InsertText', false, 'My text content');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('InsertHTML', false, 'My HTML content');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('InsertImage', false, 'https://www.example.com/image.png');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('SelectAll');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Delete');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('ForwardDelete');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Redo');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Undo');

Miscellaneous Core Commands

The commands in the following table are provided by the TinyMCE editor and provide additional functionality that does not require any plugins to be enabled.

Command Description

Lang

Sets the language of the current selection. The value passed in should be a language spec described in Content appearance options - content_langs.

mceInsertLink

Inserts a link at the current selection. The value is the URL to add to the link(s). NOTE: This is an alias for the CreateLink command.

JustifyNone

Removes any alignment to the selected text.

HiliteColor

Changes the background color of the text. The value passed in should be the color. NOTE: This is an alias for the BackColor command.

LineHeight

Sets the line height of the text. The value passed in should be a valid CSS line height.

mceApplyTextcolor

Applies text color or background color to the current selection. Requires an argument of either 'hilitecolor' or 'forecolor', and the value of the color.

mceRemoveTextcolor

Removes the text color or background color from the current selection. Requires an argument of either 'hilitecolor' or 'forecolor'.

mceBlockQuote

Wraps the selected text blocks into a block quote.

mceInsertContent

Inserts contents at the current selection. The value passed in should be the contents to be inserted.

mceReplaceContent

Replaces the current selection. The value passed in should be the new content.

mceSetContent

Sets the contents of the editor. The value is the contents to set as the editor contents.

mceToggleFormat

Toggles a specified format by name. The value is the name of the format to toggle. For a list of options, see: Content formatting options - Built-in formats.

ToggleSidebar

Closes the current sidebar, or toggles the sidebar if the sidebar name is provided as a value (<sidebar-name>).

ToggleToolbarDrawer

Toggles the Toolbar Drawer. For information on toolbars, see: User interface options - Toolbar.

InsertLineBreak

Adds a line break <br> at the current cursor or selection.

mceInsertNewLine

Adds a new line at the current cursor or selection, such as splitting the current paragraph element. NOTE: This is an alias for the InsertParagraph command.

mceToggleVisualAid

Toggles the visual aids for: tables without borders and anchors.

mceNewDocument

Removes all contents of the editor.

mceAddUndoLevel

Adds an undo level.

mceEndUndoLevel

Adds an undo level.

mceCleanup

Copies the current editor content and sets the content using the copy.

mceSelectNode

Selects a node in the editor. The target node is passed as the value (<DOM_node>).

mceSelectNodeDepth

Selects the parent DOM node 'n' levels above the current node.

mceRemoveNode

Removes the current node or the target node passed as the value (<DOM_node>).

mceFocus

Focuses and activates the editor. Places DOM focus inside the editor and also sets the editor as the active editor instance on the page.

mcePrint

Opens the browser’s print dialog for the current page.

mceInsertClipboardContent

Triggers a paste event at the cursor location or over the current selection. The command requires an object with: html containing the HTML content, or text containing plain text.

mceTogglePlainTextPaste

Toggles paste as plain text.

mceAutocompleterClose

Closes any active autocompleter menu.

mceAutocompleterReload

Reloads the autocompleter menu with new items. For the data to provide, see the Autocompleter reload API.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Lang', false, { code: 'en_US' });  /* OR */
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('Lang', false, { code: 'en_US', customCode: 'en-us-medical' });
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceInsertLink', false, 'https://www.tiny.cloud');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('JustifyNone');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('HiliteColor', false, '#FF0000');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('LineHeight', false, '1.4');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceApplyTextcolor', 'hilitecolor', '#FF0000');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceRemoveTextcolor', 'hilitecolor');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceBlockQuote');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceInsertContent', false, 'My new content');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceReplaceContent', false, 'My replacement content');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceSetContent', false, 'My content');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceToggleFormat', false, 'bold');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('ToggleSidebar');  /* OR */
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('ToggleSidebar', false, '<sidebar-name>');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('ToggleToolbarDrawer');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('InsertLineBreak');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceInsertNewLine');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceToggleVisualAid');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceNewDocument');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceAddUndoLevel');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceEndUndoLevel');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceCleanup');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceSelectNode', false, '<DOM_node>');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceSelectNodeDepth', false, 2); // For two nodes up.
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceRemoveNode'); /* OR */
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceRemoveNode', false, '<DOM_node>');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceFocus');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mcePrint');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceInsertClipboardContent', false, {
  html: '<p>Hello, World!</p>'
});
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTogglePlainTextPaste');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceAutocompleterClose');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceAutocompleterReload', false, {
  fetchOptions: {}
});

Core Table Commands

The following commands provide functionality for interacting with tables within the editor. These commands do not need the table plugin to work.

Table row and table column cut, copy, and paste commands work with TinyMCE’s internal table clipboard, not the user’s system clipboard.
Command Description

mceTableSizingMode

When table_sizing_mode is set to 'auto', this command sets the sizing mode of the currently selected table. For information on table sizing modes, see: table_sizing_mode option.

mceTableApplyCellStyle

Applies the specified styles to the selected cells. The following styles can be changed with this command: background-color, border-color, border-style, and border-width. Providing an empty value for a style will remove the style, such as { 'background-color': '' }.

mceTableSplitCells

Splits the current merged table cell.

mceTableMergeCells

Merges the selected cells.

mceTableInsertRowBefore

Inserts a row before the current row.

mceTableInsertRowAfter

Inserts a row after the current row.

mceTableInsertColBefore

Inserts a column before the current column.

mceTableInsertColAfter

Inserts a column after the current column.

mceTableDeleteCol

Deletes the current column.

mceTableDeleteRow

Deletes the current row.

mceTableCutRow

Cuts the current row to the TinyMCE clipboard.

mceTableCutCol

Cuts the current column to the TinyMCE clipboard.

mceTableCopyRow

Copies the current row to the TinyMCE clipboard.

mceTableCopyCol

Copies the current column to the TinyMCE clipboard.

mceTablePasteRowBefore

Paste the TinyMCE clipboard row before the current row.

mceTablePasteRowAfter

Paste the TinyMCE clipboard row after the current row.

mceTablePasteColBefore

Paste the TinyMCE clipboard column before the current row.

mceTablePasteColAfter

Paste the TinyMCE clipboard column after the current row.

mceTableDelete

Deletes the current table.

mceTableCellToggleClass

Adds a class to all selected cells that do not have it, or removes the class if all of them have it.

mceTableToggleClass

Adds a class to the selected table, or removes the class if it already exists.

mceTableToggleCaption

Adds a caption to the selected table, or removes the caption if it already exists.

mceInsertTable

Inserts a table with the specified number of row and columns.

mceTableRowType

Changes the current row or rows to the specified type, either: 'header', 'body', or 'footer'. The structure of header rows is dependent on the table_header_type option.

mceTableColType

Changes all cells in the current column or columns to the specified type, either: 'td' or 'th'.

mceTableCellType

Changes the current cell or cells to the specified type, either: 'td' or 'th'.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableSizingMode', false, 'fixed');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableSizingMode', false, 'relative');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableSizingMode', false, 'responsive');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableApplyCellStyle', false, { 'background-color': 'red', 'border-color': 'blue' });
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableApplyCellStyle', false, { 'background-color': '' }); // removes the current background-color
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableSplitCells');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableMergeCells');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableInsertRowBefore');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableInsertRowAfter');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableInsertColBefore');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableInsertColAfter');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableDeleteCol');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableDeleteRow');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableCutRow');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableCutCol');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableCopyRow');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableCopyCol');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTablePasteRowBefore');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTablePasteRowAfter');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTablePasteColBefore');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTablePasteColAfter');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableDelete');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceInsertTable', false, { rows: 2, columns: 2 });
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceInsertTable', false, { rows: 3, columns: 2, options: { headerRows: 1 } });
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceInsertTable', false, { rows: 3, columns: 2, options: { headerRows: 1, headerColumns: 1 } });
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableToggleClass', false, 'myclass');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableCellToggleClass', false, 'mycellclass');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableToggleCaption');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableRowType', false, { type: 'header' });
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableColType', false, { type: 'th' });
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableCellType', false, { type: 'th' });

Plugin Commands

Commands are available for the following plugins:

Advanced Code

The following command requires the Advanced Code (advcode) plugin.

Command Description

mceCodeEditor

Opens the code editor dialog.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceCodeEditor');

Advanced Lists

The following commands require the Advanced Lists (advlist) plugin.

Command Description

ApplyOrderedListStyle

Converts the current selection to an ordered list. Accepts an object specifing the list type.

ApplyUnorderedListStyle

Converts the current selection to an unordered list. Accepts an object specifing the list type.

For information on available list types, see: MDN web docs - list-style-type.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('ApplyOrderedListStyle', false, {
  'list-style-type': 'disc'
});
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('ApplyUnorderedListStyle', false, {
  'list-style-type': 'decimal'
});

Advanced Tables

The following commands require the Advanced Tables (advtable) plugin.

Command Description

mceAdvancedTableSort

Opens the Advanced Table Sort Dialog for the current selection or cursor location.

mceSortTableAdvanced

Performs an Advanced Table Sort. For details, see Using mceSortTableAdvanced.

mceSortTableByColumnAsc

Sorts the current table ascending by column based on the current cursor position or selection.

mceSortTableByColumnDesc

Sorts the current table descending by column based on the current cursor position or selection.

mceSortTableByRowAsc

Sorts the current table ascending by row based on the current cursor position or selection.

mceSortTableByRowDesc

Sorts the current table descending by row based on the current cursor position or selection.

mceTableToggleSeries

Toggles a series column on the selected table. For details, see Using mceTableToggleSeries.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceAdvancedTableSort');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceSortTableAdvanced', false, { sortby: 'row', roworcol: '2', sort: 'table', order: 'ascending' });
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceSortTableByColumnAsc');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceSortTableByColumnDesc');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceSortTableByRowAsc');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceSortTableByRowDesc');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableToggleSeries', false, { name: 'numeric' });
Using mceSortTableAdvanced

mceSortTableAdvanced accepts an object with the following key-value pairs:

Name Value Requirement Description

sortby

'row' or 'column'

Required

roworcol

number

Required

A zero-indexed integer in a string representing the row from the top of the table or column from the left of the table.

sort

'row', 'column', 'selection', or 'table'

Required

order

'ascending' or 'descending'

Required

Using mceTableToggleSeries

mceTableToggleSeries accepts an object with the following key-value pairs:

Name Value Requirement Description

name

string

Required

Specifies the series to toggle. Series and their associated names are configured using the advtable_value_series option.

If the table already has a series column that uses the series specified in name, the series column will be removed from the table. Otherwise, a new series column will be created, replacing any other series column that may already be in the table.

Anchor

The following command requires the Anchor (anchor) plugin.

Command Description

mceAnchor

Opens the insert/edit anchor dialog.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceAnchor');

Autoresize

The following command requires the Autoresize (autoresize) plugin.

Command Description

mceAutoResize

Auto resizes the editor to the contents.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceAutoResize');

Case Change

The following commands require the Case Change (casechange) plugin.

Command Description

mceLowerCase

Converts selected text to lower-case.

mceTitleCase

Converts selected text to title-case.

mceUpperCase

Converts selected text to upper-case.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceLowerCase');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTitleCase');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceUpperCase');

Character Map

The following command requires the Character Map (charmap) plugin.

Command Description

mceShowCharmap

Opens the character map dialog.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceShowCharmap');

Code

The following command requires the Code (code) plugin.

Command Description

mceCodeEditor

Opens the code editor dialog.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceCodeEditor');

Code Sample

The following command requires the Code Sample (codesample) plugin.

Command Description

CodeSample

Opens the Code Sample dialog at the cursor position or converts the current selection to a <code> block.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('CodeSample');

Comments

The following commands require the Comments (tinycomments) plugin.

Command Description

tc-delete-conversation-at-cursor

Attempts to delete the comment at the current cursor position. A confirmation dialog will be shown prior to deletion.

tc-try-delete-all-conversations

Attempts to delete all comments in the editor. A confirmation dialog will be shown prior to deletion.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('tc-delete-conversation-at-cursor');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('tc-try-delete-all-conversations');

Directionality

The following commands require the Directionality (directionality) plugin.

Command Description

mceDirectionLTR

Changes the directionality to LTR.

mceDirectionRTL

Changes the directionality to RTL.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceDirectionLTR');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceDirectionRTL');

Enhanced Image Editing

The following commands require the Enhanced Image Editing (editimage) plugin.

Command Description

mceEditImage

Opens the Edit Image editing dialog.

mceImageRotateRight

Rotates the selected image 90 degrees clockwise.

mceImageRotateLeft

Rotates the selected image 90 degrees counterclockwise.

mceImageFlipVertical

Flips the selected image vertically.

mceImageFlipHorizontal

Flips the selected image horizontally.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceEditImage');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceImageRotateRight');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceImageRotateLeft');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceImageFlipVertical');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceImageFlipHorizontal');

Emoticons

The following commands require the Emoticons (emoticons) plugin.

Command Description

mceEmoticons

Opens the Emojis dialog.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceEmoticons');

Export

The following commands require the Export (export) plugin.

Command Description

mceExportDownload

Converts the editor content using the specified exporter format and downloads the converted content.

There are no settings available when using the 'clientpdf' format.
Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceExportDownload', false, {
  format: 'clientpdf',
  settings: {}
});

Format Painter

The following commands require the Format Painter (formatpainter) plugin.

Command Description

mceRetrieveFormats

Retrieves the formats from the current selection.

mcePaintFormats

Applies the formats retrieved using mceRetrieveFormats to the current selection.

mceToggleFormatPainter

Toggles the Format Painter.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceRetrieveFormats');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mcePaintFormats');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceToggleFormatPainter');

Full Screen

The following command requires the Full Screen (fullscreen) plugin.

Command Description

mceFullScreen

Toggles full screen mode.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceFullScreen');

Help

The following command requires the Help (help) plugin.

Command Description

mceHelp

Opens the editor Help dialog.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceHelp');

Image

The following command requires the Image (image) plugin.

Command Description

mceImage

Opens the insert/edit image dialog.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceImage');

Insert Date/Time

The following commands require the Insert Date/Time (insertdatetime) plugin.

Command Description

mceInsertDate

Inserts the current date as a human readable string.

mceInsertTime

Inserts the current time as a human readable string.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceInsertDate');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceInsertTime');

The following command requires the Link (link) plugin.

Command Description

mceLink

Opens the Link or Quicklink Dialog at the current cursor position or for the current selection.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceLink');

Lists

The following commands require the Lists (lists) plugin.

Command Description

InsertDefinitionList

Inserts a definition list into the editor.

InsertOrderedList

Inserts an ordered list into the editor.

InsertUnorderedList

Inserts an unordered list into the editor.

RemoveList

Removes the list elements from the selection.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('InsertDefinitionList', false, {
  'list-item-attributes': {class: 'mylistitemclass'},
  'list-attributes': {id: 'mylist'}
});
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('InsertOrderedList', false, {
  'list-style-type': 'decimal',
  'list-item-attributes': {class: 'mylistitemclass'},
  'list-attributes': {id: 'mylist'}
});
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('InsertUnorderedList', false, {
  'list-style-type': 'disc',
  'list-item-attributes': {class: 'mylistitemclass'},
  'list-attributes': {id: 'mylist'}
});
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('RemoveList');

Media

The following command requires the Media (media) plugin.

Command Description

mceMedia

Opens the insert/edit media dialog.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceMedia');

Nonbreaking Space

The following command requires the Nonbreaking Space (nonbreaking) plugin.

Command Description

mceNonBreaking

Inserts a non breaking space at the cursor location or overwrites the current selection.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceNonBreaking');

Page Break

The following command requires the Page Break (pagebreak) plugin.

Command Description

mcePageBreak

Inserts a virtual page break (<!-- pagebreak -->) at the cursor location or overwrites the current selection.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mcePageBreak');

Permanent Pen

The following commands require the Permanent Pen (permanentpen) plugin.

Command Description

mceConfigurePermanentPen

Opens the Permanent Pen dialog.

mceTogglePermanentPen

Toggles Permanent Pen.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceConfigurePermanentPen');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTogglePermanentPen');

PowerPaste

The following command requires the PowerPaste (powerpaste) plugin.

Command Description

mceInsertClipboardContent

Triggers a paste event at the cursor location or over the current selection. HTML content will be automatically detected as Word, Google Docs, or standard HTML content and use the relevant paste path. The command requires an object with: html containing the HTML content, or text containing plain text.

mceTogglePlainTextPaste

Toggles paste as plain text.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceInsertClipboardContent', false, {
  html: '<p>Hello, World!</p>'
});
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTogglePlainTextPaste');

Preview

The following command requires the Preview (preview) plugin.

Command Description

mcePreview

Displays a preview of the editor contents.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mcePreview');

Save

The following commands require the Save (save) plugin.

Command Description

mceCancel

Resets the editor content to the last save point created with mceSave, the save toolbar button, or the Save menu item. This command will reset the editor content to the initial state if no save points exist.

mceSave

Saves the current editor contents.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceCancel');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceSave');

Search and Replace

The following command requires the Search and Replace (searchreplace) plugin.

Command Description

SearchReplace

Opens the search and replace dialog.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('SearchReplace');

Spell Checker Pro

The following commands require the Spell Checker Pro (tinymcespellchecker) plugin.

Command Description

mceSpellcheckEnable

Turns spellchecking on.

mceSpellcheckDisable

Turns spellchecking off.

mceSpellcheckDialog

Opens the spellchecking dialog.

mceSpellcheckDialogClose

Closes the spellchecking dialog.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceSpellcheckEnable');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceSpellcheckDisable');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceSpellcheckDialog');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceSpellcheckDialogClose');

Table

For additional commands that are provided by the core table functionality, see Core Table Commands.

The following commands require the Table (table) plugin.

Command Description

mceInsertTableDialog

Opens the insert/edit table dialog.

mceTableProps

Opens the Table Properties dialog.

mceTableRowProps

Opens the table row properties dialog.

mceTableCellProps

Opens the table cell properties dialog.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceInsertTableDialog');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableProps');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableRowProps');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTableCellProps');

Table of Contents

The following commands require the Table of Contents (tableofcontents) plugin.

Command Description

mceInsertToc

Inserts a Table of Contents into the editor.

mceUpdateToc

Updates an existing Table of Contents.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceInsertToc');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceUpdateToc');

Template

The following command requires the Template (template) plugin.

Command Description

mceInsertTemplate

Inserts a template the value should be the template HTML to process and insert.

mceTemplate

Opens the Template dialog.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceInsertTemplate', false, '<p>This is my template text.</p>');
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceTemplate');

Visual Blocks

The following command requires the Visual Blocks (visualblocks) plugin.

Command Description

mceVisualBlocks

Toggles visual blocks on/off.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceVisualBlocks');

Visual Characters

The following command requires the Visual Characters (visualchars) plugin.

Command Description

mceVisualChars

Toggles visual characters on/off.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceVisualChars');

Word Count

The following command requires the Word Count (wordcount) plugin.

Command Description

mceWordCount

Opens the Word Count summary dialog.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceWordCount');

Editor Management Commands

The following commands are used to manage editor instances.

For example:

tinymce.execCommand('mceAddEditor', false, { id: '<editor_id>', options: {} });
tinymce.execCommand('mceRemoveEditor', false, '<editor_id>');
tinymce.execCommand('mceToggleEditor', false, { id: '<editor_id>' });
tinymce.execCommand('mceToggleEditor', false, { index: '<editor_index>' });
Command Description

mceAddEditor

Converts an HTML or DOM element with the specified ID into an editor instance that uses the specified editor configuration options. For information on configuring the editor, see: Basic Setup.

mceRemoveEditor

Removes an editor instance with the specified ID.

mceToggleEditor

Runs mceAddEditor if an editor is not detected for the specified ID, otherwise it runs either hide if the editor is visible or show if it is not visible.

Query command states

TinyMCE provides the queryCommandState API to allow developers to determine the current state of selected content. The query will return true if the content is formatted using the same CSS styles and elements used by the corresponding command.

Listing core and plugin query command states

To retrieve a list of avaliable queryable states from the active editor, run the following command from the browser console:

tinymce.activeEditor.editorCommands.commands.state;

Available query command states

The following command states can be queried using the queryCommandState API.

Command Description

Bold

Returns true if the content is formatted using the same markup as the TinyMCE Bold command.

InsertDefinitionList

Returns true if the content is formatted using the same markup as the TinyMCE InsertDefinitionList command.

InsertOrderedList

Returns true if the content is formatted using the same markup as the TinyMCE InsertOrderedList command.

InsertUnorderedList

Returns true if the content is formatted using the same markup as the TinyMCE InsertUnorderedList command.

Italic

Returns true if the content is formatted using the same markup as the TinyMCE Italic command.

JustifyCenter

Returns true if the content is formatted using the same markup as the TinyMCE JustifyCenter command.

JustifyFull

Returns true if the content is formatted using the same markup as the TinyMCE JustifyFull command.

JustifyLeft

Returns true if the content is formatted using the same markup as the TinyMCE JustifyLeft command.

JustifyRight

Returns true if the content is formatted using the same markup as the TinyMCE JustifyRight command.

mceBlockQuote

Returns true if the content is formatted using the same markup as the TinyMCE mceBlockQuote command.

Outdent

Returns true if the content is formatted using the same markup as the TinyMCE Outdent command.

Strikethrough

Returns true if the content is formatted using the same markup as the TinyMCE Strikethrough command.

Subscript

Returns true if the content is formatted using the same markup as the TinyMCE Subscript command.

Superscript

Returns true if the content is formatted using the same markup as the TinyMCE Superscript command.

ToggleToolbarDrawer

Returns true if the Toolbar Drawer is open. The state can be controlled by the TinyMCE ToggleToolbarDrawer command.

Underline

Returns true if the content is formatted using the same markup as the TinyMCE Underline command.

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('Bold');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('InsertDefinitionList');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('InsertOrderedList');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('InsertUnorderedList');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('Italic');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('JustifyCenter');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('JustifyFull');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('JustifyLeft');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('JustifyRight');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('mceBlockQuote');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('Outdent');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('Strikethrough');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('Subscript');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('Superscript');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('ToggleToolbarDrawer');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandState('Underline');

Query command values

TinyMCE provides the queryCommandValue API to allow developers to determine the current state of selected content. The query will return an object containing the relevant value.

Listing core and plugin query command values

To retrieve a list of available queryable command values from the active editor, run the following command from the browser console:

tinymce.activeEditor.editorCommands.commands.value;

Available query command values

The following command values can be queried using the queryCommandValue API.

Command Description

FontName

Returns the font name of the current selection.

FontSize

Returns the font size of the current selection.

LineHeight

Returns the line height of the current selection.

ToggleSidebar

Returns the current state of sidebar (open or closed).

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandValue('FontName');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandValue('FontSize');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandValue('LineHeight');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandValue('ToggleSidebar');

Query command values for tables

The following table-related values can be queried using the queryCommandValue API.

Value Description

mceTableRowType

Returns the row type of the current table row, either: "header", "body", or "footer".

mceTableColType

Returns the column type of the current table column, either: "td" or "th".

mceTableCellType

Returns the cell type of the current table cell, either: "td" or "th".

Examples
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandValue('mceTableCellType');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandValue('mceTableRowType');
tinymce.activeEditor.queryCommandValue('mceTableColType');