This very site features a neat toolbar just over the textareas in forms, where clicking on "B", for instance, will spawn **strong text**, abstracting away the need to know Markdown.

Is there a way to do the exact same thing with, for instance, filtered HTML, or another text format based on HTML, on my Drupal site? I find that WYSIWYG editors tend to bloat the actual code and I want my users to get used to seeing HTML tags, but for the moment they can't be bothered with typing the markup in themselves.

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After asking on #drupal on irc.freenode.org, I was looking for the BUEditor module that does just that, specifically looking at its native support for HTML tags:

Screenshot (using BBCode)


It looks like it may be using "Markdown" filters.


More info:


  • My question was about the toolbox JSing markup tags into the textarea, not about the specific markup language (I needed it for HTML). See my answer.
    – marteo
    Jan 19, 2016 at 15:29

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