Using Gravity Forms ‘gform_rich_text_editor_options’ PHP filter

The gform_rich_text_editor_options filter in Gravity Forms allows you to modify the rich text editor options. You can target a specific FORMID or FORMID + FIELDID with the hook.


Apply to all forms:

add_filter('gform_rich_text_editor_options', 'my_function', 10, 4);

Target a specific form:

add_filter('gform_rich_text_editor_options_3', 'my_function', 10, 4);

Target a specific field for a specific form:

add_filter('gform_rich_text_editor_options_3_6', 'my_function', 10, 4);


  • $editor_settings (array): Array of buttons to include within the TinyMCE editor in Gravity Forms. Defaults are provided.
  • $field_object (object): The full field object returned.
  • $form (array): The form that the filter is being run on.
  • $entry (array): The entry, if available.

More information

See Gravity Forms Docs: gform_rich_text_editor_options

Source Code: This filter is located in class-gf-field-textarea.php.


Set a custom height value

Change the editor height to 400:

function my_function($editor_settings, $field_object, $form, $entry) {
    $editor_settings['editor_height'] = 400;
    return $editor_settings;
add_filter('gform_rich_text_editor_options', 'my_function', 10, 4);

Enable the Add Media button

Add the Add Media button before the toolbar like in the WordPress Post/Page editor. The user must be logged in to see the button (WordPress requirement):

function show_media_button($editor_settings, $field_object, $form, $entry) {
    $editor_settings['media_buttons'] = true;
    return $editor_settings;
add_filter('gform_rich_text_editor_options', 'show_media_button', 10, 4);