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CKEditor Weekly for March 24, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. CKEditor 4.3.4 is almost out and there's important news on the upcoming released of CKEditor 4.4. Read on for more... 

CKEditor in review

  • CKEditor 4.3.4 should be out this week. It's a minor bug-fixing release that includes a variety of updates:

    • 8216: Improves Source Protection.

    • 11544: Improves Placeholder plugin behavior.

    • 11568: Fixes an issue where Styles Combo remains disabled if one only supplies object styles.

    • 11574: Fixes a bug with contenteditable and nested ul/li structures.

    • 11641: Fixes an issue where switching between classic and inline modes removes content styles for inline editor.

    • And a few other changes. You can see the full list here

  • CKEditor 4.4 development is running at full steam but its release will be delayed by two weeks. The new ETA is now April 8th. The delay is largely due to the Drag & Drop plugin, which gobbled up a big chunk of development time until finally being pushed to version 4.5.

  • While on the topic of CKEditor 4.4, the update will introduce string-based validators with wildcards. More on this here.

  • Due to popular demand, CKEditor 4.4 will also introduce config.disallowedContent, a feature that will let you blacklist specific input instead of allowing it. ACF currently lets you whitelist content, but the addition of blacklists will let you disable small parts of features, like for example the width, height and style of images!

    Additionally, in some cases blacklisting is the only way to define specific rules. For example Drupal allows all attributes except those starting with 'on*', so together with whitelisting those features ACF will be even more powerful and precise. 

Around the Net

  • OSTraining.com has a tutorial on how to use Linkit with CKEditor in Drupal 7. Linkit provides an auto-complete field for linking to nodes, users, files and terms. It makes creating links significantly more user-friendly. 

  • George Christman posted a fix on how to properly configure the handling of CSS and images using CKEditor in Tapestry 5.4. Apache Tapestry is an Open Source framework for creating dynamic and highly scalable web applications in Java or other JVM languages. 

​That's it for this week. If you would like to be featured in one of our CKEditor Weeklies, or have an interesting tidbit that relates to CKEditor, leave a comment below or contact us!

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