React Integration

React TinyMCE component.

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Integration with React is currently done through react-tinymce a third party module maintained by Matt Zabriskie. This how-to shows you how to setup a project using react, tinymce and Create React App.

1. Installing create-react-app

We will use the Create React App to quickly and easily get our project up and running.

Simply run the following.

$ npm install -g create-react-app

2. Create a new project

Use create-react-app to create a new project named tinymce-react-demo.

$ create-react-app tinymce-react-demo

When all of the installs have finished, cd into the directory.

$ cd tinymce-react-demo

3. Setup react-tinymce

Install the npm package and save it to your package.json with --save.

$ npm install --save react-tinymce

react-tinymce requires tinymce to be globally accessible, so add the necessary script tag with the TinyMCE Cloud link to the head of the index.html file located in the public folder.

<script src=""></script>

4. Replace the App.js file

Open up the provided App.js file located in the src directory and replace its content with the code below.

import React from 'react';
import TinyMCE from 'react-tinymce';

class App extends React.Component {
  handleEditorChange = (e) => {
    console.log('Content was updated:',;

  render() {
    return (
        content="<p>This is the initial content of the editor</p>"
          plugins: 'link image code',
          toolbar: 'undo redo | bold italic | alignleft aligncenter alignright | code'

export default App;

5. Start the development server

Start up the development server provided with create-react-app.

$ npm start

6. Keep on hacking

This was just a simple guide how to get started, the rest is up to you.

A note about integrations

We are pleased to reference third-party integrations/code to help you build great products with TinyMCE. If you have queries about this integration, please contact the developer directly.

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Except as otherwise noted, the content of this page is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 License, and code samples are licensed under the Apache 2.0 License.