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How To Get TinyMCE Content When Submitting the Button?

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In this post, I'm going to share how to get the TinyMCE content when submitting the button. After processing your content we need to save it to our database so you need to get first the content before saving it. Take note that we are using textarea for our TinyMCE editor if you are using jquery when getting the value of textarea from the form is this code below.

$("textarea").val()
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But not that simple for TinyMCE. Here is the sample code:

$(document).ready(function() {
    $('#save-content-form').on('submit', function(e) {
        e.preventDefault();

        var content = tinyMCE.get('tinymce').getContent();

        console.log(content);
    });
});
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Here is the complete code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>Basic on TinyMCE with Code Sample</title>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/bootstrap@5.0.2/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css">
    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="assets/plugins/tinymce/js/tinymce.min.js"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">
        tinymce.init({
            selector: 'textarea#tinymce',
            plugins: [
                "advlist autolink lists link image charmap print preview anchor",
                "searchreplace visualblocks code fullscreen",
                "insertdatetime media table paste codesample"
            ],
            toolbar:
                "undo redo | fontselect styleselect fontsizeselect | bold italic | alignleft aligncenter alignright alignjustify | bullist numlist outdent indent | link image | codesample action section button | custom_button",
            content_css: [window.location.origin+'/tinymce'+"/assets/css/custom_css_tinymce.css"],
            font_formats:"Segoe UI=Segoe UI;",
            fontsize_formats: "8px 9px 10px 11px 12px 14px 16px 18px 20px 22px 24px 26px 28px 30px 32px 34px 36px 38px 40px 42px 44px 46px 48px 50px 52px 54px 56px 58px 60px 62px 64px 66px 68px 70px 72px 74px 76px 78px 80px 82px 84px 86px 88px 90px 92px 94px 94px 96px",
            codesample_languages: [
                {text: 'HTML/XML', value: 'markup'},
                {text: 'JavaScript', value: 'javascript'},
                {text: 'CSS', value: 'css'},
                {text: 'PHP', value: 'php'},
                {text: 'Ruby', value: 'ruby'},
                {text: 'Python', value: 'python'},
                {text: 'Java', value: 'java'},
                {text: 'C', value: 'c'},
                {text: 'C#', value: 'csharp'},
                {text: 'C++', value: 'cpp'}
            ],
            height: 600,
            setup: function (editor) {
                editor.ui.registry.addButton('custom_button', {
                    text: 'Add Button',
                    onAction: function() {
                        // Open a Dialog
                        editor.windowManager.open({
                            title: 'Add custom button',
                            body: {
                                type: 'panel',
                                items: [{
                                    type: 'input',
                                    name: 'button_label',
                                    label: 'Button label',
                                    flex: true
                                },{
                                    type: 'input',
                                    name: 'button_href',
                                    label: 'Button href',
                                    flex: true
                                },{
                                    type: 'selectbox',
                                    name: 'button_target',
                                    label: 'Target',
                                    items: [
                                        {text: 'None', value: ''},
                                        {text: 'New window', value: '_blank'},
                                        {text: 'Self', value: '_self'},
                                        {text: 'Parent', value: '_parent'}
                                    ],
                                    flex: true
                                },{
                                    type: 'selectbox',
                                    name: 'button_rel',
                                    label: 'Rel',
                                    items: [
                                        {text: 'No value', value: ''},
                                        {text: 'Alternate', value: 'alternate'},
                                        {text: 'Help', value: 'help'},
                                        {text: 'Manifest', value: 'manifest'},
                                        {text: 'No follow', value: 'nofollow'},
                                        {text: 'No opener', value: 'noopener'},
                                        {text: 'No referrer', value: 'noreferrer'},
                                        {text: 'Opener', value: 'opener'}
                                    ],
                                    flex: true
                                },{
                                    type: 'selectbox',
                                    name: 'button_style',
                                    label: 'Style',
                                    items: [
                                        {text: 'Success', value: 'success'},
                                        {text: 'Info', value: 'info'},
                                        {text: 'Warning', value: 'warning'},
                                        {text: 'Error', value: 'error'}
                                    ],
                                    flex: true
                                }]
                            },
                            onSubmit: function (api) {

                                var html = '<a href="'+api.getData().button_href+'" class="btn btn-'+api.getData().button_style+'" rel="'+api.getData().button_rel+'" target="'+api.getData().button_target+'">'+api.getData().button_label+'</a>';

                                // insert markup
                                editor.insertContent(html);

                                // close the dialog
                                api.close();
                            },
                            buttons: [
                                {
                                    text: 'Close',
                                    type: 'cancel',
                                    onclick: 'close'
                                },
                                {
                                    text: 'Insert',
                                    type: 'submit',
                                    primary: true,
                                    enabled: false
                                }
                            ]
                        });
                    }
                });
            }
        });

        $(document).ready(function() {
            $('#save-content-form').on('submit', function(e) {
                e.preventDefault();

                var content = tinyMCE.get('tinymce').getContent();

                console.log(content);
            });
        });
    </script>
</head>
<body>
    <div class="container mt-5">
        <form method="post" id="save-content-form">
            <div class="form-group">
                <label>Title</label>
                <input type="text" name="title" class="form-control">
            </div>
            <div class="form-group mt-4">
                <label>Content</label>
                <textarea id="tinymce"></textarea>
            </div>

            <button class="btn btn-primary mt-4" type="submit">Submit</button>
        </form>
    </div>

</body>
</html>
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I hope this tutorial can help you. Kindly visit here https://codeanddeploy.com/blog/javascript/how-to-get-tinymce-content-when-submitting-the-button if you want to download this code.

Happy coding :)

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