Gravity Forms Rich Text Editor Grayed Out Fix

This isn’t clean and I have no idea why this is behaving this way but . . . this is a way around it.

Sometimes Gravity Forms won’t let me choose the “Use the Rich Text Editor” option but I really, really want to choose that option. It’s grayed out as you can see below.
Gravity Forms input with the "use the rich text editor" checkbox grayed out.

In Chrome, I click “inspect element” on the grayed out checkbox and I can then see in the HTML that the word “disabled” is just sitting right there taunting me.

An HTML view of the "Use the Rich Text Editor" element that shows the word "disabled".

What’s nice is I have the power to destroy that word. If I click on it and erase it things become good again and the checkbox is now available.
An HTML view of the "Rich Text Editor" element with the word "disabled" removed and showing how that makes it possible to select the checkbox to use the rich text editor.

And victory! I haven’t seen any ill effects for doing this and I’m not sure why it’s happening but this a way around it.
A field that now has the Rich Text Editor for input.

Comments on this post

  1. Sommie Njoku said on July 21, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Very weird but this worked for me. lol

  2. Marc said on August 23, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks, Tom. I needed this. I appreciate you posting it.