I am upgrading one of my component to support Joomla 4 and I am getting this error in webpage

Call to undefined method Joomla\CMS\Editor\Editor::getContent

The code that throws this error is in views->tmpl->edit.php file:

var datdescription = <?php echo $this->editor->getContent( 'datdescription' ); ?>

When I checked Joomla Site for backward compatibility I could not find any solution. But when I checked this link https://api.joomla.org/cms-3/deprecated.html and searched for getContent I found this:


deprecated Use Joomla.editors API, see core.js

Does anyone know how to solve this?


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As it is explained in core.js: instead of using getContent() method you should use:

  • To get the current editor value:

Where jform_articletext means the textarea id and you have to change that value if your textarea id is something else. So in your case it could be for example:

let datdescription = Joomla.editors.instances['datdescription'].getValue();

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