I just came across FCKeditor and the demo blew me away. It seems to do everything I can imagine I will need and the blurb promises an easy set-up etc., but getting started brings me up against a brick wall of a learning curve.
I found documentation (after clicking every available link on the home page - none of which are labelled 'documentation') hidden away in a wiki under a different domain. The documents allude to 2 target readers: developers and end users.
Now, the "developers" content seems to be aimed at people with suitable skills who want to develop the FCKeditor product and/or extras. That's not me. I just want to use it on a web site I'm building.
So, I check the "end users" content, and find it seems to aimed at people with no developer skills but who will use the FCKeditor component in a web page. That's not me either. I want to integrate FCKeditor in my web site so that content can be modified online instead of having to edit and upload fresh source code for pages.
So, where do I go for some basic help along the lines of
- What's the minimal set of files I need to include in my web site to enable FCKeditor to be used in my pages?
What's the minimal syntax I need to write in my HTML mark-up to get a FCKeditor text area into my user form?
What are the minimal settings I need to edit (and where are they) for the proper working of FCKeditor in my web site?
I downloaded the package into a /FCKeditor/ folder in my site but in it I see lots of files including .asp, .cfc, .cfm, .lasso, .php, .pl, .py, .xml and .txt but I'm using ASP.Net so most of these files are surely redundant?
I need at least a <textarea ... /> control in my code but how do I link it to the FCKeditor functionality?
The home page makes a great deal of 2 million downloads, so there must be 2 million people out there who have asked these questions. Maybe a portion of them found answers. Maybe a portion didn't and simply discarded FCKeditor as another cool but unusable developer tool.
The fact that this forum collection is divided into so few groups, with very little in the way of sorting or grouping to help a newcomer navigate the hundreds of topics and threads indicates to me that nobody is interested, so I wonder why I'm bothering with this post. Always optimistic; that's me!