An update and a nice trick for those who use TinyMCE for App CMS

By: Hossein Jalali • September 29, 2014

A lot has happened since my last post. I have now become a consultant to Al Aan TV and passed on the torch of "Head of Online" to others. This was a necessary move in order for me to dedicate my time and efforts in expanding Edoramedia. However it was also embraced with an unbelievably admirable action from my GM in Al Aan whom I will always be grateful for. 

So the past few months were mixed some surprises which I cannot talk about just as of yet in my personal life and some great opportunities for Edoramedia to work with names such as:

  • Emaar
  • The Dubai Mall
  • Vogue
  • The First Group

We have been busy building social networks, mobile apps, responsive websites and much more during this time and I must say all have ended with extremely happy clients who not only got the value returned but some also making a lot of profit through the platforms we provided.

I know it's not the end of the year yet but I somehow see a phenomenal 2015 ahead.

Now for the tip:

As you may or may not know TinyMCE editor converts HTML characters and symbols let's say you want to add the pound sign (£), TinyMCE turns that into something like this &pounds; therefore when you pass the item to JSON which is then read by the app, the app displays &pounds; now of course there are many ways to fix this and you can easily do it using PHP or .NET and just replace, but TinyMCE can easily be manipulated as well.

When initiating TinyMCE you can easily let it know not to make such decisions by adding the following code:

Of course you can also initiate your plugins and extensions, but those two lines will take care of all these problems so your App does not render with unusual characters.

Till next time ... adios.

Filed Under: edoramedia TinyMCE

comments powered by Disqus