CKEditor 4.5.8 Released

We are happy to announce the release of CKEditor 4.5.8. This is a minor release that includes some bug fixes and a new configuration option for the color picker. Read on for more information!

Updated Color Picker

The color picker that is available through the Color Button plugin just got a new configuration option to allow for further customization of the color selector. When set to false, the config.colorButton_enableAutomatic setting lets you disable the  "Automatic" color option. This - alongside the config.colorButton_colors option that you can use to customize the color list - allows you, for example, to achieve the following effect:

Customized color picker in CKEditor

It is worth noting, though, that the Text and Background Color feature does not create semantically meaningful content. To create semantic content and also maintain consistent styling across your website, including user-created content, consider configuring the Styles drop-down list to include some colored styles that could be used by your users and would match your website design instead of enabling the Text and Background Color buttons and dealing with a stylistic nightmare later.

CKEditor Fixes

This release also contains a few bug fixes. An issue with scrollbar missing when text direction was set to RTL for bi-directional text was resolved. Context menus are also no longer cut-off in Microsoft Edge and the order of table elements generated by the editor was fixed to comply with the HTML specification.


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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