Is there a way to disable the Rich Text Editor from adding styling to images that are inserted into the field? I am specifically referring to use of the RTE in the administration portal.

For example if I add an image it automatically has:

<figure style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.domain.com/uploads/assets/743280d7.hero2.jpg"></figure>​

Is there a way to have it default to just showing:

<img alt="" src="http://www.domain.com/uploads/assets/743280d7.hero2.jpg">


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This happens in /system/expressionengine/rte_tools/image/rte.image.js around line 75

var $img = $('<figure/>')
                    $('<img alt=""/>')
                    .attr('src', image_object.thumb.replace(/_thumbs\//, ''))

It would appear the image is being wrapped in a <figure> tag to allow for alignment (left, right) and to add a caption, if present, in a nested <figcaption> tag.

Probably only way to avoid this is to edit the script.

  • Sounds like a decent option as long as you dont require RTE in other areas. I will give this a shot and report back in a bit! Thanks Jan 17, 2013 at 22:17
  • That worked great! I changed that line to: var $img = $('<span/>') .append( $('<img alt=""/>') .attr('src', image_object.thumb.replace(/_thumbs\//, '')) ); Jan 29, 2013 at 0:07
  • Cool, glad it worked out for you. Jan 30, 2013 at 11:17

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