Extended rich text editor for PrestaShop 1.7

In this guide I want to show step by step how to extend rich text editor in new PrestaShop 1.7. It was necessary to create this tutorial because guide for previous versions of PrestaShop 1.6.x dot work properly in bran new PS. Whole process is similar to old one, but the javascript code will be a little different.  If you will extend editor with this guide - each page in your shop back office will use new extended editor.


Please note that this tutorial is for prestashop - 1.7.5.x.
it will not work in prestashop - for this prestashop version i will release new article soon


Modification of JavaScript File

Whole guide is related to modification of file:  /js/admin/tinymce.inc.js  so please open this file and replace contents there with code below:

 * Change default icons to marerial icons
function changeToMaterial() {
  var materialIconAssoc = {
    'mce-i-code': '<i class="material-icons">code</i>',
    'mce-i-visualblocks': '<i class="material-icons">dashboard</i>',
    'mce-i-charmap': '<i class="material-icons">grade</i>',
    'mce-i-hr': '<i class="material-icons">remove</i>',
    'mce-i-searchreplace': '<i class="material-icons">find_replace</i>',
    'mce-i-none': '<i class="material-icons">format_color_text</i>',
    'mce-i-bold': '<i class="material-icons">format_bold</i>',
    'mce-i-italic': '<i class="material-icons">format_italic</i>',
    'mce-i-underline': '<i class="material-icons">format_underlined</i>',
    'mce-i-strikethrough': '<i class="material-icons">format_strikethrough</i>',
    'mce-i-blockquote': '<i class="material-icons">format_quote</i>',
    'mce-i-link': '<i class="material-icons">link</i>',
    'mce-i-alignleft': '<i class="material-icons">format_align_left</i>',
    'mce-i-aligncenter': '<i class="material-icons">format_align_center</i>',
    'mce-i-alignright': '<i class="material-icons">format_align_right</i>',
    'mce-i-alignjustify': '<i class="material-icons">format_align_justify</i>',
    'mce-i-bullist': '<i class="material-icons">format_list_bulleted</i>',
    'mce-i-numlist': '<i class="material-icons">format_list_numbered</i>',
    'mce-i-image': '<i class="material-icons">image</i>',
    'mce-i-table': '<i class="material-icons">grid_on</i>',
    'mce-i-media': '<i class="material-icons">video_library</i>',
    'mce-i-browse': '<i class="material-icons">attachment</i>',
    'mce-i-checkbox': '<i class="mce-ico mce-i-checkbox"></i>',

  $.each(materialIconAssoc, function (index, value) {
    $('.' + index).replaceWith(value);

function tinySetup(config) {

  if (typeof tinyMCE === 'undefined') {
    setTimeout(function () {
    }, 100);
  if (!config) {
    config = {};

  if (typeof config.editor_selector != 'undefined') {
    config.selector = '.' + config.editor_selector;

  var default_config = {
    selector: ".rte",
    browser_spellcheck: true,
    plugins : "visualblocks, preview searchreplace print insertdatetime, hr charmap colorpicker anchor code link image paste pagebreak table contextmenu filemanager table code media autoresize textcolor emoticons",
    toolbar2 : "newdocument,print,|,bold,italic,underline,|,strikethrough,superscript,subscript,|,forecolor,colorpicker,backcolor,|,bullist,numlist,outdent,indent",
    toolbar1 : "styleselect,|,formatselect,|,fontselect,|,fontsizeselect,", 
    toolbar3 : "code,|,table,|,cut,copy,paste,searchreplace,|,blockquote,|,undo,redo,|,link,unlink,anchor,|,image,emoticons,media,|,inserttime,|,preview ",
    toolbar4 : "visualblocks,|,charmap,|,hr,",
    external_filemanager_path: baseAdminDir + "filemanager/",
    filemanager_title: "File manager",
    external_plugins: {"filemanager": baseAdminDir + "filemanager/plugin.min.js"},
    language: iso_user,
    skin: "prestashop",
    menubar: false,
    statusbar: false,
    relative_urls: false,
    convert_urls: false,
    entity_encoding: "raw",
    valid_children: "+body[style|script|iframe|section],pre[iframe|section|script|div|p|br|span|img|style|h1|h2|h3|h4|h5],*[*]",
    valid_elements : '*[*]', 
    force_p_newlines : false, 
    cleanup: false,
    forced_root_block : false, 
    force_br_newlines : true,  
    init_instance_callback: "changeToMaterial"

  $.each(default_config, function (index, el) {
    if (config[index] === undefined)
      config[index] = el;

  // Change icons in popups
  $('body').on('click', '.mce-btn, .mce-open, .mce-menu-item', function () {



After modifications your editor will be extended. If you will go to product edit page, cms edit page, category edit page etc. you should see extended editor like below (see screenshot). If you dont see it - this means that your browser probably remember old .js file. You just have to clear browser cache to see the changes.


rich text editor in prestashop 1.7


Extending Validate class to accept javascripts etc

It's also easy. Open file:  /classes/Validate.php  and search for isCleanHtml function. This function is a textbox contents validate function. It removes unaccepted code from textboxes witch rich text editor. We must change this function from:

    public static function isCleanHtml($html, $allow_iframe = false) { $events = 'onmousedown|onmousemove|onmmouseup|onmouseover|onmouseout|onload|onunload|onfocus|onblur|onchange';
    $events .= '|onsubmit|ondblclick|onclick|onkeydown|onkeyup|onkeypress|onmouseenter|onmouseleave|onerror|onselect|onreset|onabort|ondragdrop|onresize|onactivate|onafterprint|onmoveend';
    $events .= '|onafterupdate|onbeforeactivate|onbeforecopy|onbeforecut|onbeforedeactivate|onbeforeeditfocus|onbeforepaste|onbeforeprint|onbeforeunload|onbeforeupdate|onmove';
    $events .= '|onbounce|oncellchange|oncontextmenu|oncontrolselect|oncopy|oncut|ondataavailable|ondatasetchanged|ondatasetcomplete|ondeactivate|ondrag|ondragend|ondragenter|onmousewheel';
    $events .= '|ondragleave|ondragover|ondragstart|ondrop|onerrorupdate|onfilterchange|onfinish|onfocusin|onfocusout|onhashchange|onhelp|oninput|onlosecapture|onmessage|onmouseup|onmovestart';
    $events .= '|onoffline|ononline|onpaste|onpropertychange|onreadystatechange|onresizeend|onresizestart|onrowenter|onrowexit|onrowsdelete|onrowsinserted|onscroll|onsearch|onselectionchange';
    $events .= '|onselectstart|onstart|onstop'; if (preg_match('/<[\s]*script/ims', $html) || preg_match('/('.$events.')[\s]*=/ims',
    $html) || preg_match('/.*script\:/ims', $html)) return false; if (!$allow_iframe && preg_match('/<[\s]*(i?frame|form|input|embed|object)/ims',
    $html)) return false; return true; }



    public static function isCleanHtml($html, $allow_iframe = false) { return true; }




Module that does everything above in PrestaShop 1.7 + new fancy features

Module that does everything automatically for brand new PrestaShop 1.7 with additional features not available here.

If you're interested in solution that will add font awesome icons, youtube videos insert tool or some other additonal things,

check official page of this module, it's available here:  tinyMCE pro - extended rich text editor in PrestaShop


tinyMCE pro - extended version of editor

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