How do I enable the WYSIWYG editor on a paragraphs text field in Drupal 8?

Currently, adding a text field (of any type) displays a single line input box. I'd like this field to be at least a multi line textarea, with preferably, a WYSIWYG editor. Is there a setting or module I can use to change this ?

EDIT: I should add that the editor works fine in a field on a content type or block. It does not load for any text type in a paragraphs field.

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    It doesn't matter where you add the field, this has nothing to do with paragraphs. In D8 WYSIWYG is included in the standard installation. Did you try this on a fresh install and can you be more specific what is different in your case?
    – 4uk4
    Sep 27, 2017 at 19:41
  • Try to install drupal.org/project/bootstrap_paragraphs module(not a solution for your case), This module define a lot of paragraphs types with WYSIWYG. Sep 27, 2017 at 20:33
  • @4k4 I understand that the WYSIWYG editor is part of core. What I don't get is how I can use that editor on a textfield in a paragraphs entity. All text types don't seem to use it. Sep 27, 2017 at 21:00
  • @4k4 If it isn't clear in my post and my comment, the WYSIWYG editor works fine on a field in a content type or block. It does not load for any of the text types in a paragraph field. That is why I am implying its related to paragraphs. Sep 27, 2017 at 21:09
  • I don't know if it helps, but to be precise, you don't add fields to a paragraph field, but to a paragraphs type the same way as to a content type.
    – 4uk4
    Sep 27, 2017 at 21:24

2 Answers 2


If you want to have a multi line textarea with an WYSIWYG editor, you'll have to create, for your paragraph type, a field of type "Text (formatted, long)" and while editing your field, you should choose "Full HTML" as "Text format". Hope this works for you.

  • That doesn't work for me. The field is of type text (formatted, long) and field format is Full HTML. Still a single line input textbox. :( Sep 27, 2017 at 22:05
  • @AyexeM Could you check the form display of your paragraph type? There, you can define the widget type and the number of rows. Home >> Administration >> Structure >> Paragraphs types >> My paragraph >> Manage form display (../en/admin/structure/paragraphs_type/my_paragraph/form-display)
    – Rockabelly
    Sep 27, 2017 at 22:14
  • In the form display, I only see an option to change textfield size, which I believe is number of characters in the field. Also, the only option under "widget" is textfield, which I guess is a root cause. Is there a way to enable another widget type that will load the editor? Sep 28, 2017 at 0:32
  • If that's what you see then your widget type is "Text (plain)".
    – Rockabelly
    Sep 28, 2017 at 7:24
  • A very interesting setting that you might want to check is "Text formats and editors": Home >> Administration >> Configuration >> Content authoring (../en/admin/config/content/formats). You could put "Full HTML" on top on the list + verify that the "Anonymous user" does not have access to this format. You could as well define the behavior of your editor per "Text format".
    – Rockabelly
    Sep 28, 2017 at 7:24

The field type needs to be "Textarea (formatted, long) with summary" when creating the paragraph type.

  • Any formatted text field works, because WYSIWYG depends on text formats, not on paragraphs and not on a field with summary.
    – 4uk4
    Sep 28, 2017 at 6:16
  • @4x4 That is not consistent with my experience. I've even checked with a fresh install of Drupal 8.3.7 with Paragraphs 8.x-1.2. "Textarea (formatted, long) with summary" is the only field type within a paragraphs entity that loads the WYSIWYG. A text field directly in a node works as you describe, but not within a paragraphs entity. Maybe there is a config setting to change this, but I'm not aware of it and that's kinda the entire point of my question. Oct 15, 2017 at 17:09

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