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CKEditor Weekly for November 19, 2013

After a two-week break we’re back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. In case you missed it, CKEditor 4.3 and 4.2.3 were released last week! That being said, the Widgets System is finally here! Read on for more…

CKEditor in review

  • CKEditor 4.3 is out! This new version introduces a variety of new features so please check out this blog to have an overview of the new features.
  • The CKEditor team is especially proud of the new Widgets System, which presents an attractive new way of controlling content. Widgets let you add pre-stylized clusters of content to your text at the press of a button - sections that can be easily edited or moved around.

    To see widgets in action check out this demo that shows the new Mathematical Formulas and Enhanced Image widgets in action.

    It should be noted that our CKEditor 4.3 packages (Basic, Standard, Full) do not include the aforementioned widgets, but you can to easily add them your custom package via the online Builder or by following this guide. We recommend using the Builder because it automatically includes the required plugin dependencies.
  • CKEditor 4.3 also introduces a new Language plugin, a feature that lets you define the language of specific parts of your text, thus improving Accessibility.
  • Additionally, CKEditor 4.3 comes with a new set of smilies (you can never have enough smilies).

  • Last week also saw the release of CKEditor 4.2.3, a minor version that fixe a few issues. You can read more about it here.

Around the Net

  • ColdBox posted a video showing off how you can build plugins for CKEditor in ContentBox, an Open Source modular content management engine. It’s a great example of just how easy it is to make plugins for CKEditor 4. 
  • Riklaunim updated his django-ckeditor fork to version 4.2.2. The application gives you CKEditor on a model field in Django admin or in your forms. The editor is also set up to upload images.
  • G Media completed its CKEditor rollout in Airwave. Airwave is a radio content management system that lets you maintain multiple websites and upload images.
  • Tom Boutell and Co. released a new module that replaces Apostrophe’s content area with CKEditor. Apostrophe is an Open Source content management system built with Symfony.

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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