wp_richedit_pre( string $text ): string

This function has been deprecated. Use format_for_editor() instead.

Formats text for the rich text editor.


The ‘richedit_pre’ filter is applied here. If $text is empty the filter will be applied to an empty string.

See also


The text to be formatted.


string The formatted text after filter is applied.


function wp_richedit_pre($text) {
	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '4.3.0', 'format_for_editor()' );

	if ( empty( $text ) ) {
		 * Filters text returned for the rich text editor.
		 * This filter is first evaluated, and the value returned, if an empty string
		 * is passed to wp_richedit_pre(). If an empty string is passed, it results
		 * in a break tag and line feed.
		 * If a non-empty string is passed, the filter is evaluated on the wp_richedit_pre()
		 * return after being formatted.
		 * @since 2.0.0
		 * @deprecated 4.3.0
		 * @param string $output Text for the rich text editor.
		return apply_filters( 'richedit_pre', '' );

	$output = convert_chars($text);
	$output = wpautop($output);
	$output = htmlspecialchars($output, ENT_NOQUOTES, get_option( 'blog_charset' ) );

	/** This filter is documented in wp-includes/deprecated.php */
	return apply_filters( 'richedit_pre', $output );


apply_filters( ‘richedit_pre’, string $output )

Filters text returned for the rich text editor.


4.3.0Use format_for_editor()

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