CKEditor 4.5.3 Released

We are happy to announce the release of CKEditor 4.5.3. This is the third minor release of the 4.5.x line focusing on bug fixes and stability improvements. Among the features that were polished in this editor version is the Paste from Word functionality which CKEditor is renowned for due to its quality and faithfulness to original content styles and formats. There is also a new configuration option for paste uploads available as well as support for drag&drop of BMP files. Read on for more!

CKEditor Fixes

This release brings a number of enhancements to the Paste from Word plugin, improving document parsing, content clean-up and error handling. The update is therefore recommended for users who work with the plugin and expect the best compatibility with external text editors. CKEditor is regularly praised for the quality of its Paste from Word solution which is often listed as a deciding factor when choosing a WYSIWYG editor, so we take particular care of this feature and try to polish it whenever we have a chance.

Among other notable changes, version 4.5.3 introduces a new config.fileTools_defaultFileName configuration option to change the default file name for paste uploads and enables drag and drop of BMP image files (.bmp) into the editor, previously unavailable to the users.

Last but not least, CKEditor is on the road towards full compatibility with Microsoft Edge, fixing various issues with images in editor content in this release, including double–click editing and context menu support.


Check out the What's New? page for the full list of changes.


Download CKEditor now and upgrade your installation or use your favorite package manager to install it!


CKEditor is available under Open Source and Commercial licenses. Full details can be found on our license page.

Reporting Issues and Contributing

Please use the CKEditor Development website to report issues and suggestions through tickets. You can also contribute code and provide editor patches through pull requests.


Community support is available through Stack Overflow. Visit the support page for additional options.

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