CKEditor 3.0 is here!

After almost two years of intensive development, it's a pleasure to release the first stable version of CKEditor 3.0, our next generation browser based WYSIWYG editor. This is the next big thing following the birth of CKSource.

CKEditor is a complete rewrite of our so loved FCKeditor, which got a bit old after six years of great success. Not to say that FCKeditor is doing bad, but there are some new things we could bring to it, and CKEditor is the result of it. I'm sure you will feel the difference, and if you were happy with FCKeditor, you'll be now amazed with CKEditor.

CKEditor has also a new logo and a new web site. We really hope you'll enjoy it.

What's new?

There are dozens of new features in CKEditor. Let's talk about some of the most notable things.

Amazing performance!

Yeah... that's really a big difference. CKEditor is fast to load and fast to use. Our development team stayed focused to bring here the best performance you can have, using all modern best practices. You'll be amazed with it.

Accessibility

Another important aspect on totally rewriting the code is that CKEditor is now fully accessible. It's totally screen reader compatible and keyboard only usable. It complies with the W3C WCAG and the US Section 508 accessibility standards. It also offers a unique high contrast feature. CKEditor is here for everybody.

Brand new UI

You'll note that we have also a brand new UI based on the Kama skin. Other than modern, Kama is colorful like a chameleon, so you can precisely match its color to your needs. This is an innovative and unique feature you'll find in CKEditor only.

New JavaScript API

The CKEditor code is also much different now. It's up to date with the new JavaScript development requirements, offering a rich and powerful integration and interaction API. The editor is totally plugin based, and it can be extended and modified in all senses to fit all needs.

Much more...

There are definitely lots of new things in CKEditor. This page would not be enough to list them, so take a ride on it and try out our demo. Then, download CKEditor and start integrating it today in your next generation applications.

Notes on the new name

For years we have been fighting with a relatively important issue with FCKeditor. While its quality has been strongly accepted, its name brought us troubles, mainly inside English speaking countries. The fact is that the initials of Frederico Caldeira Knabben have an unfortunate match with the most used English bad word.

We hope you like the new CKEditor name. It's the best solution we have found to make the transition clearer and better acceptable. Note that CK stands now for "content and knowledge".

So go ahead expressing yourself with our new editor, bringing exciting new features to your applications and web sites.

Enjoy it!