Top WYSIWYG Editor Myths


If not entangled in a love-hate relationship, WYSIWYG editors are usually taken for granted by the online community. Most users think sites and CMSs naturally come with such tools, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Unless a site uses a CMS like Drupal 8 that includes CKEditor by default, developers and site owners have to manually implement them.

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CKEditor Weekly for December 23, 2014 - Merry Christmas!

After a short, but definitely busy, break, CKEditor team is back with another weekly status report of all good things happening in-house and around. The CKEditor 5 design discussions have recently got very heated indeed, we are slowly progressing towards CKEditor 4.5 and the team has met in Warsaw for the traditional Christmas gathering. Read on!

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CKEditor Weekly for December 08, 2014

We're back with another CKEditor Weekly! It's been a rather slow week in and around the CKEditor community. A few plugins are up for review, there's chatter about CKEditor 5 and we have some news about documentation for an upcoming CKEditor release. Read on for more...

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10 Tips on How to Pick a WYSIWYG Editor

Picking a WYSIWYG editor for your project can be a daunting task. Choices abound with a few major players like CKEditor dominating the market. HTML editors can give your website an additional layer of usability, but adding third-party components to any online project should be done with great care. The Web is ever-evolving, which means your site must also be in step with the times or risk opening itself up to unforeseen problems.

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CKEditor Weekly for December 02, 2014

We're back with another CKEditor Weekly! CKEditor 4.4.6 was released last week with an important update so it's worth upgrading. We also have yet another change in the Documentation site, and some news related to Firefox as well as other happenings around the community... 

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CKEditor 4.4.6 with a Security Patch Released

We would like to announce the release of CKEditor 4.4.6 that contains some significant low-level editor core improvements, including issues related to selections and the styles system, and a variety of other fixes. This editor version also includes a security fix for the HTML parser, so an upgrade is highly recommended!

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CKFinder for Java 2.4.3 Released

The CKSource team is happy to announce the release of CKFinder for Java 2.4.3. This version includes security patches for minor and medium security issues. The update only affects CKFinder for Java, so users of other platforms are not required to upgrade. Java users, however, are encouraged to update to this latest release.

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CKEditor Weekly for October 27, 2014

We're back with another CKEditor Weekly! The new CKEditor SDK was released last week, giving users a collection of resources designed to help them get familiar with all editor features! This was a huge undertaking that took months to realize, but it was well worth the effort. Read on for details on what it offers... 

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CKEditor SDK Unveiled

We are proud to present the new and shiny CKEditor SDK that has just been published online and is also available for download. The CKEditor SDK is a huge collection of resources designed to help you get familiar with all editor features and make the process of implementing, configuring and integrating CKEditor with your website or application easier. And what's the best part? It's free!

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CKEditor Meetup 2014

Last week the CKEditor team met for two days in Warsaw, Poland, to talk about various topics ranging from future CKEditor functionalities, CKFinder 3.0, Bender.js, and many other current and future projects. The meetup concluded with an office party and a night on the town! In all, it was loads of fun with some interesting company decisions being made in the process.

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CKEditor Weekly for October 13, 2014

We're back with another CKEditor Weekly! Things are finally settling back to normal after DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014. A few important decisions are being contemplated by the CKEditor core development team and the new SDK site is close to completion. Read on for details...

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CKEditor Weekly for September 29, 2014

We're back with another CKEditor Weekly! It's going to be a busy few days for the CKEditor core team with DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014 under way. CKSource team members will present a session on CKEditor possibilities in Drupal and attend various activities! CKEditor 4.4.5 was also released last week! Read on for details...

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CKEditor 4.4.5 with Safari 7.1 Fix Released

Right after the official launch of Safari 7.1 we would like to announce the immediate release of CKEditor 4.4.5 with a fix for a critical issue with the latest Apple browser version. Apart from this, CKEditor 4.4.5 contains a variety of other updates including some further refactoring of the undo manager, a workaround for a Chrome 37 issue, and a few other fixes.

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CKEditor Weekly for September 22, 2014

We're back with another CKEditor Weekly! An update to CKEditor for WordPress was released last week and the highly popular plugin is now on GitHub! We also have some changes in the documentation and a few notes about the progress of current development. Read on for details...

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CKEditor Weekly for September 15, 2014

After a two-week hiatus we're back with another CKEditor Weekly! There's plenty of news on CKEditor 4.4.5CKEditor 4.5, past and upcoming conferences, new guides and there's loads to mention about community activity. Read on for details...

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CKEditor 4.4.4 Released

We would like to announce the release of CKEditor 4.4.4 that includes a variety of improvements, including the removal of the deprecated keypress event listener from the undo manager, fixes for a few issues related to pasting content and for some browser-specific issues.

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CKEditor Weekly for August 18, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. CKEditor 4.4.4 is getting for release, Frederico Knabben was interviewed last week by Binpress.com and we had a few community contributions over the week. Read on for details...

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CKFinder 2.4.2 Released

The CKSource team is happy to announce the release of CKFinder 2.4.2! This is a minor bug-fixing release that introduces a variety of changes, including a few browser-specific fixes and patches for the Java connector. The new version also updates a couple of components, as well as the Turkish and Italian translations. It should be one of the last updates before the big release of CKFinder 3!

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CKEditor Weekly for August 11, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. It's been a rather slow few days, with most of the core team taking time off for the summer, but we still managed to get some work done. A member of the community also uploaded a rather cool widget that lets you add footnotes! Read on for more...

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CKEditor Weekly for July 28, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. The core team is back to business as usual, fixing issues and closing tickets, and doing their part in convincing Microsoft to fix an Internet Explorer 11 issue! Read on for more... 

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CKEditor Weekly for July 21, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. CKEditor 4.4.3 was released last week! It includes an important update so upgrading is recommended. We also have news on a couple of CKEditor side projects. Read on for more...

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CKEditor Weekly for July 07, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. The team has been very busy behind the scenes getting various components ready in time for CKEditor 4.4.3 and CKEditor 4.5. We also have a new skin and plugin in the repository! Read on for more...

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CKEditor 4.4.2 Released

We are happy to announce the release of CKEditor 4.4.2, the not-so-minor successor of CKEditor 4.4 which was published several weeks ago. Apart from numerous code fixes this version paves way for nested widgets (that will come with CKEditor 4.5) and makes the CKEditor testing environment publicly available.

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CKEditor Weekly for June 16, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. CKEditor 4.4.2 is getting closer to release, we have some news about CKEditor CDN, and news about our testing environment going public. Read on for more...

CKEditor in review

  • CKEditor 4.4.2 development will close this week, so the next update should be released soon - maybe in a week or so.

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CKEditor at 2014 FIFA World Cup

Few know how big a football enthusiast Frederico Knabben is. CKEditor’s creator also happens to be Brazilian, so you can imagine how ecstatic he must be over the 2014 FIFA World Cup. How excited? Enough to visit Brazil for the duration of the event! That’s right! CKEditor has a representative at the World Cup!

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CKEditor Weekly for June 02, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. FCKeditor got an important security update, so those who for some reason still use it will need to upgrade. The community was also quite active last week. Read on for more...

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FCKeditor 2.6.11 Released

We’d like to inform all FCKeditor users that we have just released FCKeditor 2.6.11. CKEditor’s granddaddy occasionally comes out of retirement for important security fixes, and in this case version 2.6.11 fixes a vulnerability reported by Robin Bailey (Dionach). We strongly urge anyone still using FCKeditor to please upgrade, preferably to the latest CKEditor!

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CKEditor Weekly for May 27, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. Now that CKEditor 4.4.1 is out things are back to business as usual. The team is testing various features for CKEditor 4.5 and we also have some new FAQ entries on how to save data in CKEditor. Read on for more...

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CKEditor 4.4.1 Released

We are proud to announce the release of CKEditor 4.4.1, the not-so-minor follow up to CKEditor 4.4, which introduced a variety of improvements a few weeks ago. CKEditor 4.4.1 is loaded with fixes, changes and includes a new feature, so it’s definitely worth checking out.  

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CKEditor Weekly for April 28, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. Things are getting back to normal after last week's CKEditor 4.4 release and Easter holidays. This week we have information about the next update and CKBuilder. Read on for more... 

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CKEditor 4.4 Released

We are proud to announce CKEditor 4.4, the latest major release for the CKEditor 4 line that contains plenty of new and exciting features, including the new Code Snippet plugin with syntax highlighting, changes to the style system that make it possible to add styles to widgets, and the ability to add links to images created with the Enhanced Image plugin as well as customize their figure element and alignment classes. In addition to this, the Advanced Content Filter system was expanded with blacklisting and wildcard support. Read on for an overview of all the new features that the CKEditor team has been working on for the past few months and also see the demo of new widget features!

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CKEditor 4.3.5 Released

Preceding the next big major release (CKEditor 4.4 is also available now) we have just published the last minor release in the 4.3 line, namely CKEditor 4.3.5. It includes only two fixes and also one great addition, namely the new Tatar localization!

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CKEditor 4.3.4 Released

We would like to announce the release of CKEditor 4.3.4, the last minor bug-fixing release before CKEditor 4.4 that is due to be published in a few weeks with a handful of new, exciting features. CKEditor 4.3.4 includes a couple of fixes for protected source and various other issues.

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CKEditor 4.3.3 Released

We would like to announce the release of CKEditor 4.3.3. This is another minor bug-fixing release which follows our last major release, CKEditor 4.3, that introduced the amazing Widget System. CKEditor 4.3.3 includes a couple of enhancements for various widget aspects as well as some plugin and browser-specific fixes.

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CKEditor Weekly for February 25, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. CKEditor 4.3.3 should be out today! It's a minor bug-fixing release that includes various widget enhancements and fixes. The CKEditor documentation site also got another update. Read on for more...

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CKEditor Weekly for February 18, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. The CKEditor documentation site got a couple of new sections, some old things were changed or moved, and CKEditor 4.3.3 is well on track to being released on time. Read on for more...

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CKEditor Weekly for February 03, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. The CKEditor developer documentation got a few updates last week, and two new plugins are getting worked on. The community was also busy releasing various project patches and a series of YouTube videos in Russian. Read on for details...

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CKEditor 4.3.2 Released

We would like to announce the release of CKEditor 4.3.2. This is a minor bug-fixing release that follows our last major release, CKEditor 4.3, that introduced the innovative Widget System. CKEditor 4.3.2 includes further enhancements for widgets as well as numerous fixes for different editor plugins.

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CKEditor Weekly for January 14, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. The team is getting ready for the next release (CKEditor 4.3.2), there's news on CKEditor 4.4CKEditor 5 and the online Builder now includes a cool new feature! Read on for details...

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