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The list feature allows creating ordered (numbered) and unordered (bulleted) lists in the editor.

The feature is enabled by default in all CKEditor 5 WYSIWYG editor builds.

# Ordered and unordered lists

An unordered (bulleted) list can represent items where the order is not important, for example, a list of ingredients required for preparing a dish or a drink.

An ordered (numbered) list can be used if the order of the items matters, for example, when creating an instruction. Here, the sequence of steps that must be done is important.

Use the editor below to see the list feature plugin in action.

# Demo

Ingredients

Ingredients required for making a coffee:

  • 15g ground coffee
  • water
  • milk (optional)

Instructions

How to prepare a cup of coffee:

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Put 15g of ground coffee in the cup.
  3. Boil 200ml of water.
  4. Pour the water into the cup.
  5. Optional: Add milk.

# List styles

The list style feature allows customizing the list item markers. When enabled, it adds 3 styles for unordered lists and 6 styles for ordered lists to choose from. The styles can be changed via the dropdown that opens when you click the arrow next to the appropriate list button in the toolbar.

# Demo

Use the editor below to see the list style plugin in action.

Ingredients

Ingredients required for making a coffee:

  • 15g ground coffee
  • water
  • milk (optional)

Instructions

How to prepare a cup of coffee:

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Put 15g of ground coffee in the cup.
  3. Boil 200ml of water.
  4. Pour the water into the cup.
  5. Optional: Add milk.

# Installation

To add this feature to your editor, install the @ckeditor/ckeditor5-list package:

npm install --save @ckeditor/ckeditor5-list

Then add the ListStyle plugin to your plugin list and the toolbar configuration:

import ListStyle from '@ckeditor/ckeditor5-list/src/liststyle';

ClassicEditor
    .create( document.querySelector( '#editor' ), {
        plugins: [ ListStyle, ... ],
        toolbar: [ 'bulletedList', 'numberedList', ... ],
    } )
    .then( ... )
    .catch( ... );

Read more about installing plugins.

The ListStyle feature overrides UI button implementations from the ListUI.

# List indentation

Refer to the Indenting lists section of the Block indentation feature guide.

# To-do list

You can read more about the feature in the To-do lists feature guide.

# Common API

The List plugin registers:

The ListStyle plugin registers:

  • The 'listStyle' command that accepts a type of the list style to set.

    editor.execute( 'listStyle', { type: 'decimal' } );
    

    The available types are:

    • For bulleted lists: 'disc', 'circle', and 'square'.
    • For numbered lists: 'decimal', 'decimal-leading-zero', 'lower-roman', 'upper-roman', 'lower-latin', and 'upper-latin'.
  • The 'numberedList' UI split button (it overrides the UI button registered by the List plguin.

  • The 'bulletedList' UI split button (it overrides the UI button registered by the List plguin.

# Contribute

The source code of the feature is available on GitHub in https://github.com/ckeditor/ckeditor5/tree/master/packages/ckeditor5-list.