<RichTextInput>

<RichTextInput> lets users edit rich text in a WYSIWYG editor, and store the result as HTML. It is powered by TipTap.

Usage

Due to its size, <RichTextInput> is not bundled by default with react-admin. You must install it first, using npm:

npm install ra-input-rich-text
# or
yarn add ra-input-rich-text

Use it as you would any react-admin inputs:

import { Edit, SimpleForm, TextInput } from 'react-admin';
import { RichTextInput } from 'ra-input-rich-text';

export const PostEdit = () => (
	<Edit>
		<SimpleForm>
			<TextInput source="title" />
			<RichTextInput source="body" />
		</SimpleForm>
	</Edit>
);

Props

Prop Required Type Default Description
editorOptions Optional Object - Options object to pass to the underlying TipTap editor.
toolbar Optional ReactNode - The toolbar to use. If not set, the default toolbar is used.

<RichTextInput> also accepts the common input props.

editorOptions

You might want to add more Tiptap extensions. The <RichTextInput> component accepts an editorOptions prop which is the object passed to Tiptap Editor.

If you just want to add extensions, don’t forget to include those needed by default for our implementation. Here’s an example to add the HorizontalRule node:

import {
    DefaultEditorOptions,
    RichTextInput,
    RichTextInputToolbar,
    LevelSelect,
    FormatButtons,
    AlignmentButtons,
    ListButtons,
    LinkButtons,
    QuoteButtons,
    ClearButtons,
    useTiptapEditor,  
} from 'ra-input-rich-text';
import HorizontalRule from '@tiptap/extension-horizontal-rule';
import Remove from '@mui/icons-material/Remove';
import { ToggleButton } from '@mui/material';

const MyRichTextInputToolbar = ({ size, ...props }) => {
    const editor = useTiptapEditor();
  
    return (
        <RichTextInputToolbar {...props}>
            <LevelSelect size={size} />
            <FormatButtons size={size} />
            <AlignmentButtons size={size} />
            <ListButtons size={size} />
            <LinkButtons size={size} />
            <QuoteButtons size={size} />
            <ClearButtons size={size} />
            <ToggleButton
                aria-label="Add an horizontal rule"
                title="Add an horizontal rule"
                value="left"
                onClick={() =>
                    editor.chain().focus().setHorizontalRule().run()
                }
                selected={editor && editor.isActive('horizontalRule')}
            >
                <Remove fontSize="inherit" />
            </ToggleButton>
        </RichTextInputToolbar>
    );
}

const MyRichTextInput = ({ size, ...props }) => (
    <RichTextInput
        editorOptions={MyEditorOptions}
        toolbar={<MyRichTextInputToolbar size={size} />}
        label="Body"
        source="body"
        {...props}
    />
);

export const MyEditorOptions = {
	...DefaultEditorOptions,
	extensions: [
		...DefaultEditorOptions.extensions,
        HorizontalRule,
	],
};

toolbar

The <RichTextInput> component has a toolbar prop that accepts a ReactNode. But default, it uses the <RichTextInputToolbar> component.

You can leverage the tollbar prop to change the buttons size:

import { Edit, SimpleForm, TextInput } from 'react-admin';
import { RichTextInput, RichTextInputToolbar } from 'ra-input-rich-text';

export const PostEdit = () => (
	<Edit>
		<SimpleForm>
			<TextInput source="title" />
			<RichTextInput source="body" toolbar={<RichTextInputToolbar size="large" />} />
		</SimpleForm>
	</Edit>
);

Or to remove some prebuilt components like the <AlignmentButtons>:

import {
	RichTextInput,
	RichTextInputToolbar,
	LevelSelect,
	FormatButtons,
	ListButtons,
	LinkButtons,
	QuoteButtons,
	ClearButtons,
} from 'ra-input-rich-text';

const MyRichTextInput = ({ size, ...props }) => (
	<RichTextInput
		toolbar={
			<RichTextInputToolbar>
				<LevelSelect size={size} />
				<FormatButtons size={size} />
				<ListButtons size={size} />
				<LinkButtons size={size} />
				<QuoteButtons size={size} />
				<ClearButtons size={size} />
			</RichTextInputToolbar>
		}
		label="Body"
		source="body"
		{...props}
	/>
);

Calling The editor Object

You may want to access the TipTp editor object to tweak extensions, input rules, etc. (see the TipTap editor documentation for details). To do so, you can assign a ref in the onCreate function in the editorOptions prop of your <RichTextInput> component, as follows:

import React from 'react';
import { Edit, SaveButton, SimpleForm, TextInput, Toolbar } from 'react-admin';
import { DefaultEditorOptions, RichTextInput } from 'ra-input-rich-text';
import { Button } from 'ra-ui-materialui';
import { Editor } from '@tiptap/react';

export const PostEdit = () => {
    const editorRef = React.useRef<Editor | null>(null);

    return (
        <Edit>
            <SimpleForm
                toolbar={<MyToolbar editorRef={editorRef} />}
            >
                <TextInput source="title" />
                <RichTextInput
                    source="body"
                    editorOptions={{
                        ...DefaultEditorOptions,
                        onCreate: ({ editor }: { editor: Editor }) => {
                            editorRef.current = editor;
                        },
                    }}
                />
            </SimpleForm>
        </Edit>
    );
};

With this ref, you can now call the editor methods, for instance to set the <RichTextInput> content when the user clicks a button:

const MyToolbar = ({ editorRef }) => (
    <Toolbar>
        <SaveButton />
        <Button
            onClick={() => {
                if (!editorRef.current) return;
                editorRef.current.commands.setContent(
                    '<h3>Template content</h3>'
                )
            }}
        >
            Use template
        </Button>
    </Toolbar>
);

AI Writing Assistant

Modern AI tools can be a great help for editors. React-admin proposes an AI-powered writing assistant for the <RichTextInput> component, called <SmartRichTextInput>:

<SmartRichTextInput> is a drop-in replacement for <RichTextInput>:

import { Edit, SimpleForm, TextInput } from 'react-admin';
import { SmartRichTextInput } from '@react-admin/ra-ai';

export const PostEdit = () => (
    <Edit>
        <SimpleForm>
            <TextInput source="title" />
            <SmartRichTextInput source="body" />
        </SimpleForm>
    </Edit>
);

<SmartRichTextInput> is available as part of the ra-ai enterprise package.

Lazy Loading

The <RichTextInput> component depends on TipTap, which in turns depends on ProseMirror. Together, these libraries represent about 120kB of minified JavaScript. If you don’t use <RichTextInput> on all your forms, you can lazy load it to reduce the size of your bundle.

To do so, replace the import:

import { RichTextInput } from 'ra-input-rich-text';

with a dynamic import:

const RichTextInput = React.lazy(() =>
    import('ra-input-rich-text').then(module => ({
        default: module.RichTextInput,
    }))
);

Once compiled, your application will load the <RichTextInput> only when needed.