CKEditor pricing

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For freelancers and small projects

Up to 5 active users

Commercial license

internal application or 1 OEM or 1 SaaS

No support requests


+ $17
+ $10



Ready-made package for mid-size projects

Up to 25 active users

Commercial license

internal application or 1 OEM or 1 SaaS

2 support requests monthly


+ $17
+ $17


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Easy Image


Real-time collaborative editing

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Real-time collaborative editing

Make your content creation process faster and more efficient by integrating real-time collaborative editing and commenting features with your software solution. A commitment-free 30-days trial is available for free so you can try it out before you take the decision.

Frequently asked questions

Under which licenses is CKEditor 5 available?

CKEditor 5 is distributed under a GPL 2+ copyleft Open Source license as well as commercial licenses in case you need more flexibility.

As for commercial licensing, CKSource grants both term-based and perpetual licenses depending on the customer software-specific usage scenario and needs.

What are the benefits of being commercially licensed for CKEditor 5?

While on active license our customers receive usage rights to the editor, a dedicated direct support channel and in case of an OEM license (on-premise and SaaS software solutions) also distribution rights.

What is monthly active user (MAU)?

Monthly Active User is a unique person that used our software at least once during a given billing period.

I am using CKEditor 5 in my SaaS project. My user base includes a high number of freemium users. How would this affect my MAUs count?

If your project is SaaS, a freemium user does not count as a MAU (monthly active user).

What happens if I exceed my monthly active user allowance?

If you exceed your monthly active user allowance:

What is a product family?

A product family cannot be treated as one product even when under one product platform. Each product within the product family supports your customers in a different area of the business and as such shall be licensed separately. If you wish to embed the editor in a product family solution, you should choose the Flexible plan.

Is it possible to use a different licensing metric than the number of users?

We will be happy to discuss a suitable solution on a case-by-case basis in the Flexible plan.

I am currently using CKEditor 4 in my project but want to migrate to CKEditor 5. Do I need to purchase a new license?

You do not need to purchase a new subscription when migrating to CKEditor 5 if:

  • you are on an active CKEditor 4 subscription,
  • you purchased the CKEditor 4 perpetual license and your license is renewed on a yearly basis.

What is the number of support requests per month?

The number of support requests per month is the total monthly allowance of support requests for the product bundle you purchased. The product bundle means any additional product you purchased with CKEditor 5 (e.g. CKEditor 5 and CKFinder or CKEditor 5 and Easy Image etc.).

If you purchased CKEditor 5 as a stand-alone product, the number of support requests per month refers only to the editor support.

Is annual payment available for subscription-based licenses?

Annual payment can be requested under the Flexible plan.

What is the minimum length of subscription-based license agreements?

The minimum length of subscription-based license agreements for CKEditor and CKFinder is 12 months. However, you have the right to cancel your subscription-based license within thirty (30) days after the purchase date with no refunds available for the first month of subscription.

In case of CKEditor or CKFinder subscription license cancellation before the minimum 12 month period, all rights to use and the License granted to the Customer shall expire and the Customer is obliged to discontinue the use of the Software by:

  • immediately discontinuing distribution of the Software embedded in the Product,
  • immediately discontinuing providing access to the Software through the user interface of Internal Application,
  • immediately stopping its clients to use the Software.

The minimum length of subscription-based license agreements for Easy Image is 1 (one) month.

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