WYSIWYG editor CKEditor 5.

CKEditor 5

Modern JavaScript rich text editor with a modular architecture. Its clean UI and features provide the perfect WYSIWYG UX ❤️ for creating semantic content.

  • Written in ES6 with MVC architecture, custom data model, virtual DOM.
  • Responsive images and media embeds (videos, tweets).
  • Custom output format: HTML and Markdown support.
  • Boost productivity with auto-formatting and collaboration.
  • Extensible and customizable by design.


With CKEditor 5, every application can become online collaboration software. Boost your productivity with faster review and instant delivery.

  • Real-time collaborative editing for documents.
  • Track changes.
  • Comments, discussions, users panel with avatars.
  • Comment-only mode for text suggestions.
  • Support for all rich-text features, including tables or media.
Collaborative editing in WYSIWYG editor CKEditor 5.
WYSIWYG editor CKEditor 4.

Revision History

With this brand new CKEditor 5 feature you can create and view document versions and control the progress of your content efficiently.

  • Create, view, compare, restore and name versions.
  • Save versions manually or configure automatic save cycles.
  • Add changes in the editor and track them in version preview mode.
  • Perfect for elaborate documents with single or multiple authors.
  • Can be used standalone or with collaboration features.

Export to PDF and Word

Easily generate a PDF or Word file from your editor content. Styles of the original content will be maintained in the exported file.

  • Ready to use with CKEditor 5 and CKEditor 4.
  • Support for page breaks and embedding images.
  • Suggestions and comments visible in the exported Word file.
  • Setting header and footer to be included in the PDF file.e.
  • Pagination to help users better structure their content.
Easy to use export to PDF and Word feature.
Easy to use image uploaders with editing features.

Image upload

Flexible image upload and file manager tools for adding responsive images, videos or PDF files to your content.

  • One-click hassle-free drag&drop file upload support.
  • Top-notch security with granular user permissions.
  • File and folder management: upload, delete, move, categorize.
  • Built-in image editor with image crop and resize or filters.
  • Multiple storage options: local file server, FTP and cloud support.

Why CKEditor?

30.000+ customers have already trusted us. This gives us a solid foundation on which we can develop the editor.

32.000+ tests

Automated, manual, unit and integration tests for CKEditor 4 and CKEditor 5. Software quality is in our DNA. We know that delivering rock-solid components to external applications and being a reliable partner is crucial. We spend over 50% of our time on writing tests and documentation.

30M+ downloads

The number of CKEditor downloads. The number of users exceeds hundreds of millions. With such a huge user base, we receive a lot of valuable feedback — issues, feature requests or requests for documentation clarification. A large number of users helps us evolve and improve every day.

400+ articles

Articles in the documentation (+6000 pages with API documentation). CKEditor is not just the interface that one can use to write. It is a component with a rich, well-documented API that allows developers to write custom features on top of it. The community created over 400 publicly available plugins for CKEditor 4 thanks to such an approach.

24.000+ questions

The number of StackOverflow questions related to CKEditor. You are in good company! If it happens that you cannot find an answer in the documentation, there is a huge chance that you will find it already on StackOverflow. Oh, and we are active there, too :)

More CKEditor benefits
This is such an incredible project. It’s WYSIWYG on the web, finally, done right. Don't consider using anything else.

Alex Eckermann

Tablo Publishing

The last month I had a pleasure to work closely with CKEditor 5, integrating it into Neos CMS. I was never really a fan of CKEditor 4, but CKEditor 5 has become one of my favorite opensource projects.

Dmitri Pisarev

Neos CMS

Back in 2012, I started to research tools to get a real-time collaborative editor working on Rails. I just achieved that tonight. The trick was to wait years for a team of super talented devs to solve this super hard problem. Thanks, CKEditor!

Joshua Flark


Thank you for your help and thank you for creating both CKFinder and CKEditor, they are fantastic, between them and the Witcher the rest of the world has a lot to be thankful of Poland.

Adrian Edwards

CivicInfo BC Society

Love how the CKEditor team keeps innovating after all these years! Glad that we picked CKEditor for Drupal 8.

Dries Buytaert

Founder and Project Lead, Drupal

We needed extremely fast response times to keep the project on track. I was astounded by the quality of support.

Muzafal Qadir


Enterprise Offer

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Startup Program

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