Last updated 3 July 2010. Created on 22 April 2010.
Edited by figaro, LeeHunter. Log in to edit this page.

The following is a guide to add a new text format filter in Drupal 6:

  1. Navigate to the Input Formats page (/admin/settings/filters)
  2. Click Add Input Format .
  3. Enter the following information:
  • Name: The name of the filter as it will appear in the administration interface.
  • Roles: Select one or more roles that will be able to use the format. Note that some formats should only be available to authenticated and trusted users.
  • Filters: Enable one or more filters.
  • Click Save Configuration

    WARNING: Some HTML markup should only be available to authenticated and trusted users. The PHP option should not be enabled unless it is necessary and care should be taken to limit access to a role representing trusted and knowledgeable users.

  • Looking for support? Visit the forums, or join #drupal-support in IRC.


    Stoakley’s picture


    I just want to express my gratitude to you. This is so "duh," but for someone who is going on a few hours of sleep a day these last few weeks, I just needed someone to say "here's your sign."

    Thank you for reducing my stress! Now, our site's maintainers can make their sections purty!



    molave’s picture

    When navigating by URL, use


    But using the admin menu, as of Drupal 6.2, it's in

    /Administer/Site configuration/Input formats

    This might seem a trivial issue for most, but Drupal is complex enough as it is, with scores of options at every turn. The more specific the info can be, the better to help clueless noobs like me. =)


    (This was updated from an earlier post with wrong info. Live and learn.)