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Favourite WYSIWYG editor - El Forum - 01-30-2010

[eluser]JanDoToDo[/eluser]
Just wondering which people use and prefer and any problems etc?


Favourite WYSIWYG editor - El Forum - 01-31-2010

[eluser]iCore.pl[/eluser]
In most of our projects we use HTMLBOX editor. It's extremly simple in configuration, install and quite flexible. It's made as a JQuery Plugin.

Disadvantages:
- Weak support for images.


Favourite WYSIWYG editor - El Forum - 01-31-2010

[eluser]whobutsb[/eluser]
I'm a big fan of CKEditor. Its a bit more complicated to configure but once, you jump that hurdle, its extremely powerful and extendable.


Favourite WYSIWYG editor - El Forum - 01-31-2010

[eluser]iCore.pl[/eluser]
First we used CKEditor (FCKEditor). It has a lot of options and much better support for images and tables (Useful feature).

But also some disadvantages:
- Working slower than Htmlbox.
- More restricted terms of use.
- Much more complicated integration process.

HTMLBOX it's enougt in most of our projects (about 99%). If not we use CKEditor.


Favourite WYSIWYG editor - El Forum - 01-31-2010

[eluser]JanDoToDo[/eluser]
What about TinyMCE? This seems to be the most common from looking around over the past day or so. Particularly as it has a free license for commercial.. Smile IT was very easy to install but it does seem a little slow in resposne..?


Favourite WYSIWYG editor - El Forum - 01-31-2010

[eluser]iCore.pl[/eluser]
Everything depends on your needs.
Think what functions and effects you and/or your users will need.

TinyMCE has one more advantage:
- It's often use in open source CMS like Drupal, Joomla etc. If your clients use some of those earlier it will be easier for them to understand your system.

But as You noticed. TinyMCE is really slow. For me It was irritating


Favourite WYSIWYG editor - El Forum - 02-01-2010

[eluser]Random dude[/eluser]
I think TinyMCE is the best.

The real issue for me was smooth image uploading for clients.
TinyMCE out of the box has no image capability, and the $50 plugin doesn't allow for multiple image uploading or choosing sizes for the uploaded images. Pretty bad. Therefore I've decided to write a whole system around tinyMCE that uses swfupload and jquery.

What I'm doing is uploading images to the server using swfupload, and then using ajax to display those images outside of tinyMCE in the admin, and the user clicks buttons next to the images to insert them into tinyMCE. It's easy with jquery - $('#elm1').tinymce().execCommand('mceInsertContent', false, '<img...'); and your rolling!

TinyMCE can also be launched using jQuery - extremely good.
It's also very easy to configure.

swfupload has a jQuery launcher, so you can launch them both with jQuery.


Favourite WYSIWYG editor - El Forum - 02-01-2010

[eluser]JanDoToDo[/eluser]
That seems cool! So have you started/finished your new system nicholas? In that case - I didnt know about images in TinyMCE - how do you get around it then??


Favourite WYSIWYG editor - El Forum - 02-01-2010

[eluser]Boris Strahija[/eluser]
HTML Box ist nice, but it has some bugs in Safari, and also it doesn't generate paragraphs automaticly, but <div> tags.
My vote goes to CKEditor, but I'm still looking for a nice and simple sollution Wink


Favourite WYSIWYG editor - El Forum - 02-01-2010

[eluser]Phil Sturgeon[/eluser]
[quote author="Nicholas Reed" date="1265028053"]I think TinyMCE is the best.

The real issue for me was smooth image uploading for clients.
TinyMCE out of the box has no image capability, and the $50 plugin doesn't allow for multiple image uploading or choosing sizes for the uploaded images. Pretty bad. Therefore I've decided to write a whole system around tinyMCE that uses swfupload and jquery.

What I'm doing is uploading images to the server using swfupload, and then using ajax to display those images outside of tinyMCE in the admin, and the user clicks buttons next to the images to insert them into tinyMCE. It's easy with jquery - $('#elm1').tinymce().execCommand('mceInsertContent', false, '<img...'); and your rolling!

TinyMCE can also be launched using jQuery - extremely good.
It's also very easy to configure.

swfupload has a jQuery launcher, so you can launch them both with jQuery.[/quote]

Take a look at TinyCIMM plugin which we use on PyroCMS; it kicks some serious ass.

NicEdit is rather... nice too. It is extremely lightweight at the cost of losing a few features.