Using this tip I was previously hiding the text format options with

$form['und'][0]['format']['#access'] = FALSE; 

When I enabled WYSIWYG it wouldn't show the editor and I had to use

$form['und'][0]['format']['format']['#access'] = FALSE;
$form['und'][0]['format']['guidelines']['#access'] = FALSE; 
$form['und'][0]['format']['help']['#access'] = FALSE; 

What's left now is this bottom box (below Path: p...) enter image description here

This is the HTML that's generating it:

<fieldset class="filter-wrapper form-wrapper" id="edit-comment-body-und-0-format">
    <div class="fieldset-wrapper"><input id="edit-comment-body-und-0-format--2" class="wysiwyg wysiwyg-processed" type="hidden" name="comment_body[und][0][format]" value="filtered_html"></div>

I could hide it with CSS. How would I hide it with code similar to above? Btw, I'm aware of Better Formats module but don't want to use it just for that.

2 Answers 2


Try unsetting the field elements. According to the blog post this kills TinyMCE

  function [theme_name]_form_comment_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id)
    $form['comment_body']['#after_build'][] = 'remove_tips';

  function remove_tips(&$form)
    return $form;

source: technonaturalist

  • thanks, but I need TinyMCE to render, just not the extra fieldset
    – uwe
    May 6, 2012 at 0:06
  • 2
    Looks like the Better Formats module just sets the inline style property to display: none. It does reconstruct the whole filter widget into two parts which might be what preserves the WYSIWYG code through intercepting and altering $type['text_format']['#process'] to pointing to its own process function copying mostly from the Drupal core filter_process_format($element). Since most news editors I work with make a massive mess using WYSIWYG they now only get BUEditor which works will with removing the filter wrapper fieldset.
    – Adam S
    May 6, 2012 at 0:30

There is also https://www.drupal.org/project/allowed_formats, which allows to limit the formats per field.

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