ExpressionEngine® 3 User Guide

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HTML Buttons

Control Panel Location: Settings ‣ HTML Buttons

This section of the Control Panel allows you to manage your default HTML buttons. HTML buttons appear in the PUBLISH page and allow you to add basic HTML to your entries.


Each member of your site is allowed to specify their own HTML buttons via their My Account page. These default buttons are only used with members that have not defined their own.

Permission Restrictions

  • Access settings: General Settings


Create New

This will take you to the create form.


The reorder icon in the left-most column of the table allows you to reorder the buttons by dragging and dropping the rows.


The icons in the manage column perform actions on the button in its row.


This will take you to the edit form.

Bulk Actions

The checkbox in the right-most column of the table selects a button for a bulk action. When at least one checkbox is checked the bulk action dropdown menu and submit button will be made available in the lower righthand corner of the table.


The selected buttons will be removed. Removing buttons will cause a confirmation modal to appear that will summarize the action.

Add Preset Button:

Clicking on any of these buttons will take you to the create form and pre-fill it.