TinyMCE jQuery integration quick start guide

The Official TinyMCE jQuery component integrates TinyMCE into jQuery projects.


This procedure creates a basic jQuery integration containing a TinyMCE editor based on our Basic example.

  1. Open an HTML file

  2. Add a <script> element to get jQuery with a snippet from the official jQuery CDN page, which includes the integrity and crossorigin attributes.

  3. Add the following <script> element to get TinyMCE from the Tiny Cloud:

    <script src="https://cdn.tiny.cloud/1/no-api-key/tinymce/6/tinymce.min.js" referrerpolicy="origin"></script>

    Replace no-api-key in the source script (<script src=…​) with a Tiny Cloud API key, which is created when signing up to the Tiny Cloud.

  4. Add the following <script> element to get the TinyMCE jQuery integration from the JS Delivr CDN:

    <script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/@tinymce/tinymce-jquery@2/dist/tinymce-jquery.min.js"></script>
  5. Add an initialization point for TinyMCE, such as:

      <textarea id="tiny">&lt;p&gt;Encoded HTML content&lt;/p&gt;</textarea>
  6. Add the TinyMCE jQuery init script. The TinyMCE selector is defined in the jQuery prefix, and any other settings are defined in the object passed to the tinymce method.

      $('textarea#tiny').tinymce({ height: 500, /* other settings... */ });

Example jQuery integration

To load a TinyMCE editor similar to the Basic example, add the following code to an empty HTML file.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/@tinymce/tinymce-jquery@2/dist/tinymce-jquery.min.js"></script>
      <textarea id="tiny">&lt;p&gt;Welcome to the TinyMCE jQuery example!&lt;/p&gt;</textarea>
        height: 500,
        menubar: false,
        plugins: [
          'advlist', 'autolink', 'lists', 'link', 'image', 'charmap', 'preview',
          'anchor', 'searchreplace', 'visualblocks', 'fullscreen',
          'insertdatetime', 'media', 'table', 'code', 'help', 'wordcount'
        toolbar: 'undo redo | blocks | bold italic backcolor | ' +
          'alignleft aligncenter alignright alignjustify | ' +
          'bullist numlist outdent indent | removeformat | help'

TinyMCE in a jQuery UI Dialog

To render TinyMCE instances inside jQuery UI dialogs, add the following code:

// Prevent jQuery UI dialog from blocking focusin
$(document).on('focusin', function(e) {
  if ($(e.target).closest(".tox-tinymce, .tox-tinymce-aux, .moxman-window, .tam-assetmanager-root").length) {

This code is required because jQuery blocks all focusin calls from elements outside the dialog. For a working example, try this TinyMCE fiddle.