Adding rich text editor to my plugin

I’m trying to add a rich text editor to my own plugin.
So I googled it first of course and I found several answers on dev4press and Stack Overflow. This code displays nothing so I tried another solution. This displays a rich text editor like :

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This seems to work fine, but as soon I switch to the WYSIWYG tab the text I inserted is deleted, I only see a blank field and I can’t type anything.

Is someone familiar with this problem?
Is this a bug or what can I do to make it work?

These scripts and styles are included in my plugin:

function highlights_style() {

function highlights_script() {
    wp_register_script( 'jquery.js', HIGHLIGHTS_PLUGIN_URL . 'jquery.js', array('jquery','media-upload','thickbox'));
    wp_enqueue_script( 'jquery.js' );

    wp_enqueue_script( 'editor' );


    add_action( 'admin_head', 'wp_tiny_mce' );

And I use this to display the editor:

the_editor( '' , 'content' );

4 Answers

wp_editor() outputs the textarea(html codes),
so, maybe you dont need to use that in functions.php, but use inside the page’s source.
(for example, in your plugin.php:

<div class="blabla>
  <form action="" method="POST">
  <?php wp_editor( 'Hi,its content' , 'desired_id_of_textarea', $settings = array('textarea_name'=>'your_desired_name_for_$POST') ); ?> 
  <input type="submit">

note: it may wont work for add_option function..

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