28. January 2012
von Blackbam
Recently I had to fix a bunch of really annoying problems with this combination. Duplicated contents, automatically inserted line breaks and problems with the custom styles for TinyMCE really caused me to hate these Plugins. The reason for most of the problems is qTranslate though. If you experience similar problems, the following "library" will be helpful for you. It contains a lot of functions to fix problems with this combination and to customize your backend the way you need it. Do not forget to remove the slashes in front of the required filter tags, otherwise the functions are not applied. Improvement ideas are welcome.

Download the Plugin Code (NOTE: GeSHi prints the code with some little errors here, please download the Plugin. Thanks.)

Plugin Name: TinyMCE Advanced qTranslate fix editor problems
Plugin URI: http://www.blackbam.at/blackbams-blog/2012/01/28/wordpress-3-3-tinymce-advanced-qtranslate-fix-style-problems/
Description: Remove line breaks and whitespace, enable custom stylesheets and multiple textareas. Fully customizable.
Version: 1.0.0
Author: David Stöckl
Author URI: http://www.blackbam.at/
Released and distributed under the GPLv2.

/********** Administration ******************/

function tqfep_activate() {
 add_option('tqfep_custom_styles',';My Class=myclass;');

function tqfep_uninstall() {
 // delete all options, tables, ...

function tqfepUpdateCheckbox($option) {

function tqfepUpdateSelect($option,$allowed) {
 if(in_array($_POST[$option],$allowed)) {

// add the options page on initialization

// add the actual options page
function tqfep_admin() {
 add_options_page('Fix TQ Editor','Fix TQ Editor','manage_options',__FILE__,'tqfep_backend_page');

// add the options page
function tqfep_backend_page() { ?>
 <div class="wrap">
  <div><?php screen_icon('options-general'); ?></div>
  <h2>Settings: TinyMCE Advanced qTranslate fix editor problems</h2>
  if(isset($_POST['tqfep_update']) && $_POST['tqfep_update']!="") {
   <div id="message" class="updated">Settings saved successfully</div>
  <?php }
  <form name="tqfep_update" method="post" action="">
    <table class="form-table">
     <tr valign="top">
      <th scope="row"><?php _e('Sanitize content before editing?','ultrasimpleshop'); ?></th>
       <input type="checkbox" name="tqfep_fix_pre" value="1" <?php if(get_option('tqfep_fix_pre')==1) {?>checked="checked" <?php } ?> />
      <td class="description"><?php _e('Remove blank lines before editing content.','ultrasimpleshop'); ?></td>
     <tr valign="top">
      <th scope="row"><?php _e('Sanitize content after editing?','ultrasimpleshop'); ?></th>
       <input type="checkbox" name="tqfep_fix_post" value="1" <?php if(get_option('tqfep_fix_post')==1) {?>checked="checked" <?php } ?> />
      <td class="description"><?php _e('Remove blank lines after editing content.','ultrasimpleshop'); ?></td>
     <tr valign="top">
      <th scope="row"><?php _e('Encoding','ultrasimpleshop'); ?></th>
       <input type="text" size="8" name="tqfep_encoding" value="<?php echo get_option('tqfep_encoding'); ?>" />
      <td class="description"><?php _e('Usually "UTF-8"','ultrasimpleshop'); ?></td>
     <tr valign="top">
      <th scope="row"><?php _e('Fix TinyMCE Advanced custom stylesheets','ultrasimpleshop'); ?></th>
       <select name="tqfep_styles">
        <option value="" <?php if(get_option('tqfep_styles')=='') {?>selected="selected"<?php } ?>><?php _e('Nothing to do','ultrasimpleshop'); ?></option>
        <option value="theme_stylesheet" <?php if(get_option('tqfep_styles')=='theme_stylesheet') {?>selected="selected"<?php } ?>><?php _e('TRY to embed theme stylesheet','ultrasimpleshop'); ?></option>
        <option value="force_custom" <?php if(get_option('tqfep_styles')=='force_custom') {?>selected="selected"<?php } ?>><?php _e('Add custom editor stylesheets dirctly','ultrasimpleshop'); ?></option>
      <td class="description"><?php _e('If you cannot add custom styles using "editor-style.css" via TinyMCE Advanced, you can try one of these options to add custom stylesheets.','ultrasimpleshop'); ?></td>
     <tr valign="top">
      <th scope="row"><?php _e('Custom Stylesheets String','ultrasimpleshop'); ?></th>
       <input type="text" size="40" name="tqfep_custom_styles" value="<?php echo get_option('tqfep_custom_styles'); ?>" />
      <td class="description"><?php _e('Use: ";Name of Field=CSS-class;. Works only if custom editor stylesheets are selected."','ultrasimpleshop'); ?></td>
    <p><input type="hidden" name="tqfep_update" value="true" />
    <input type="submit" name="Save" value="Save Settings" class="button-primary" /></p>
<?php }

// second possibilty - styles inside editor
if(get_option('tqfep_styles')=="theme_stylesheet") {
 add_filter( 'mce_css', 'tinymce_css',5);
function ses_tinymce_css($wp) {
        $wp .= ',' . get_bloginfo('stylesheet_url');
        return $wp;
 * The hard way - if other possibilities do not work

if(get_option('tqfep_styles')=="force_custom") {
 add_filter('tiny_mce_before_init', 'cisStyles', 5);
function cisStyles($initialArray) {
 $modifiedArray = $initialArray;
 $modifiedArray['theme_advanced_styles'] .= get_option('tqfep_custom_styles');
 //strip first and last character if it matches ";"
 $modifiedArray['theme_advanced_styles'] = trim($modifiedArray['theme_advanced_styles'], ';');
 return $modifiedArray;
/** TinyMCE Advanced and qTranslate - fix editing bugs */

if(get_option('tqfep_fix_pre')==1) {
 add_filter('htmledit_pre', 'fix_p_around_languagetag');
 add_filter('richedit_pre', 'fix_p_around_languagetag');

if(get_option('tqfep_fix_post')==1) {

function fix_p_around_languagetag ($content = '') {
 $content = html_entity_decode($content);
 $content = str_replace("<!--", "<!--", $content);
 $content = str_replace("-->", "-->", $content);
 $content = preg_replace("/(-->)(\s|&nbsp;)*<p>(\s|&nbsp;)*(<\/p>)(\s|&nbsp;)*/","-->",$content);
 $content = htmlentities($content,ENT_COMPAT | ENT_HTML401,get_option('tqfep_encoding'));
 return $content;

function fix_p_after_edit ($content) {
 $content = str_replace("<!--", "<!--", $content);
 $content = str_replace("-->", "-->", $content);
 $content = preg_replace("/(-->)(\s|&nbsp;)*<p>(\s|&nbsp;)*(<\/p>)(\s|&nbsp;)*/","-->",$content);
 return $content;

Dieser Eintrag wurde am 28. January 2012 um 20:20 in der Kategorie Plugins, WordPress, WP Scripts veröffentlicht. You can book the comments for this article RSS 2.0. Feedback, discussion, commendation and critics are welcome: Write a comment or trackback.

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John   says:

on 21. February 2012 at 15:32 on clock

Hi, Thanks for the solution but how can i use this library.Is it enough to upload the library folder to tinymce folder ? Thank you.

Blackbam     says:

on 21. February 2012 at 19:09 on clock

Hey, no this is not enough. Copy the functions from the library into the functions.php-file of your Theme or put it into a WordPress Plugin.

After that remove the php comment in front of the add_filter // add_action functions you want to use, so these can take action.

Hmm... as I see this maybe is a lot to do for non-programmers, so I possibly will create a Plugin for the WordPress repository.

Pas   says:

on 27. March 2012 at 12:16 on clock

I have this problem .. Can you explain better how you solved it? I am not a programmer

Blackbam     says:

on 27. March 2012 at 14:16 on clock

Hey there, in the next two days there will be a Plugin on the official WordPress Plugin repository, so you can easily install the fix from where. The upcoming Plugin probably will not fix ALL the currently existing problems, but we will try to make it better.


You can also the download the Plugin from this site now. Please report any bugs and improvement ideas you may encounter.

Blackbam     says:

on 03. April 2012 at 15:11 on clock

The Plugin is available on the WordPress Plugin repository for download now. Awaiting feedback and improvement ideas.

franco   says:

on 05. April 2012 at 09:07 on clock

great idea! I tried these and they work at least for now... http://stofko.ca/qtranslate-2-5-28-and-wordpress-3-3-1/

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