WYSIWYG editor (WEB)



  • Continuing the discussion from:
    @blakeyrat said:

    The real solution is a solution we all knew years ago: JavaScript WYSIWYG GUIs, backed by a "fallback" markup language.

    (quoted because it was the first thing in discosearch and because it's true)

    so, i need to add wiki functionality to a site. so, basicly i have items and subitems each one with a description and one or more documents attached.
    we need to have some kind of editor for the users, so i'm looking for a simple yet powerfull markup language with a good WYSIWYG editor.

    anyone knows a good one?
    i'm currently looking at these ones:

    • Tiny MCE this one is the best looking, and seems to be the most flexible
    • CK Editor "the" web editor(or at least it's the one i've heard the most)and it seems to have media wiki markup integration
    • Froala Editor their page say that they are the best to integrate, and it's new enough to have been made with modern frontend thinking. with the pro's and con's it has


  • This one was tolerable when I tried it.


  • SockDev

    Redactor isn't free, though it works rather well.

    To the question at hand, I usually recommend CKEditor if you have complex layouts to build, or TinyMCE for simple pages. Hard to know which without more details about expected use cases.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    I've used both Tiny MCE and CK Editor extensively, and I'd recommend Tiny MCE, it's more configurable than CK Editor, and CK Editor can be quirky/glitchy. I haven't had any problems with Tiny MCE on our live sites.


  • SockDev

    in recent years, everytime i've needed a WYSIWYG editor i've either used a rich text form field and stored the RTF document it generates, or if i'm on the web Tiny MCE, because Tiny MCE just works

    it can be a bit fiddly to integrate if your workflow is complicated, but once integrated it's solid as a rock. you could anchor a boat to this thing it's so solid.


  • area_deu

    I switched from TinyMCE to CKEditor a few years ago and haven't looked back since. Easy integration and it does what I need.


  • area_pol

    CodeMirror if you need syntax highlighting.



  • @Arantor said:

    Redactor isn't free,

    Not mentioned as part of the criteria.


  • SockDev

    I realised that but I figured I'd point it out because the licensing related to payment might not work for the OP's use case.



  • @Arantor said:

    To the question at hand, I usually recommend CKEditor if you have complex layouts to build, or TinyMCE for simple pages. Hard to know which without more details about expected use cases.

    think about medium to large wiki pages, with math formulas and sometimes chunks of code.

    @blakeyrat said:

    Not mentioned as part of the criteria.

    we can get a non free one, but i'd have to make a good case for it.

    right now TinyMCE looks like the best option...

    @ChrisH said:

    I switched from TinyMCE to CKEditor

    can i ask you why?



  • WYSIWYG editors have been the bane of my existence.

    Our users really want them for complex formatting that they eventually print out into PDFs that are generated server-side.

    We've had to do so many workarounds

    • The application timeout would cause them to lose data (we implemented autosave and keepalive functionality)
    • The editing would save large number of consecutive non-breaking spaces which would cause the print to be extra small (we replaced consecutive non-breaking spaces with a single consecutive non-breaking space)
    • They would copy from another web page and get embedded HTML and the PDF would crash (we debug and tell them not to do that-I am not parsing HTML)

    Sorry to be of no help.

    FTR we currently use CKEditor. Though I have trouble taking seriously an editor that I used to refer to as the FUCK editor.



  • @Jarry said:

    anyone knows a good one?

    None exists, despite the vehemence with which blakey wishes one did.



  • @Karla said:

    a single consecutive

    A what?



  • Mediawiki has a wysiwyg plugin, I don't know if it's good



  • @PJH said:

    @Karla said:
    a single consecutive

    A what?

    Oops. Fixed



  • @Karla said:

    Oops. Fixed

    Er... no it's not. The post I quoted hasn't changed...

    @Karla said:

    we replaced consecutive non-breaking spaces with a single consecutive non-breaking space

    There is still a 'consecutive singular' in there. Consecutive implies more than one thing is there. The sentence I quoted from implied removing the plurality, so there's actually nothing there to /be/ consecutive.



  • She fixed the quote, not the post.


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