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Textarea with 2 render on frontend ?

  • Hi,

    I’m trying to get 2 output from a same field (textarea or Wysiwig, don’t know which one could be best) and I would like to know if there’s a way to do this.

    – If I choose textarea with no format option it will display on front end : <p>my content !</p>
    – If I choose HTML option it will display : my content !

    Is there a way to display both ?

    Thanks for your help

  • Hi @Remwideco

    I don’t quite understand your question. Can you please explain this with more clarity and also an explanation of why you need to get these 2 formats?


  • Hi @elliot

    Sorry if I’m not clear, English is not my natural language 🙂
    I’ll try to explain what I want my users can do :

    I need a field which allow my user to type a text whith format option (WYSIWIG I suppose) and I need that text to be render in 2 ways in front end :
    – 1 plain text version
    – 1 HTML version insert in a < pre > < code > section.

    Use case is : My user type a text for example “My tailor is rich !” > on front it will render this text in 2 versions :
    – 1 versions in a readable format : My tailor is rich !
    – and another version in a < pre > < code > section with all html markup : < p >My tailor is < strong >rich< / strong > !< / p >

    My first though was to use the WYSIWIG field type but I wonder how to make it render plain text HTML. Using a filter maybe ?

    Hope this time I was more explicit 🙂 If not, will continue my investigation ^^

  • Hi @Remwideco

    Thanks for clarifying. I think you can use the WYSIWYG field and then on your front end, do this:

    <?php the_field('field_name'); ?>
    <pre><?php the_field('field_name'); ?></pre>

    That should work. Let me know how you go.


  • Hi @elliot

    Found with a teammate a solution. Again right in the codex 🙂

    So if you want to displau the code of a Wysiwig field just use the esc_html() function.
    Example :

    <?php echo esc_html(get_field('my_wysiwig_field')); ?>

    or (for a sub field)

    <?php echo esc_html(get_sub_field('my_wysiwig_field')); ?>

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