Advanced Custom Fields wysiwyg Toolbar Buttons Missing

June 29, 2017

If you notice that a site has Advanced Custom Fields wysiwyg toolbar buttons missing, it is likely because the Basic toolbar is being displayed rather than the Full toolbar. I was able to fix that issue and get them to show the Full toolbar by implementing the filter below.

* Remove the Basic toolbar so that the Full toolbar appears in ACF wysiwyg fields.
* @since 0.1.0
* @author Kellen Mace
* @param array $toolbars The toolbars.
* @return array $toolbars The toolbars, with the Basic toolbar removed.
public function remove_acf_wysiwyg_basic_toolbar( $toolbars ) {
if ( isset( $toolbars['Basic'] ) && isset( $toolbars['Full'] ) ) {
unset( $toolbars['Basic'] );
return $toolbars;
add_filter( 'acf/fields/wysiwyg/toolbars', 'km_remove_acf_wysiwyg_basic_toolbar' );

This function removes the Basic toolbar from the array of available toolbars available to ACF wysiwyg fields, so the remaining Full toolbar is used instead. Here’s a before and after screenshot illustrating what it does:


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