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How to build a custom rich-text element with multiple options?

4 weeks ago

I want to provide editors with the ability to embed Twitter posts, while also being able to provide fallback text. How would I do that?

My guess is that I should to something similar to what the upload/relationship elements do - render a component with some buttons that then open modals for the various options.

  • agenericguy
    4 weeks ago

    I something similar recently.

    Basically think what you want the resulting slate node to look like. I guess

    {type: "tweet", twitterId: "someid", fallback: "My fallback text"}

    In that case, you create a button that opens the modal with some fields where you can enter this info, and confirming the modal adds a void node (it doesn't have children) with these properties.

    Have a look too at the video element on the website example:
  • dodov
    4 weeks ago

    I actually managed to make my own embed element:

    It even supports both light and dark mode. 🤘

  • zubricks
    Payload Team
    4 weeks ago

    Nice work! This is pretty cool!

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