Javascript Online Rich Text Editors

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This comparison list the Javascript libraries that help developpers to integrate an online rich text editor in their website.

Online rich text editors allow users to easily format text the way they want directly in a browser. Formatting is usually done in a very similar way as Word processors, using buttons or drop down menus to select the font style, sizes....

Features

WYSIWYG: These editors usually show directly the result while editing "what-you-see-is-what-you-get". MarkitUp is the exception here; this library helps to format HTML or other markup languages but do not show directly the result.

Integration mode:

  • iframe This technique use an iframe tag to integrate the content area. This allow to separate the content inside the editor from the rest of the page. This way the content styles can still match event if the edition page and target page is not the same.
  • in-place This technique allows to keep the overall layout.
  • textarea This technique use a textarea tag and result in raw text formatted as markup language (but not directly showing the result).
Aloha EditorCKEditorTinyMCEjWYSIWYGWYSIHTML5MarkitUpNicEditYUI Rich Text EditorXinhaTextbox.io
Latest version0.25.74.4.14.0.260.97.20.3.01.1.140.9 r242.9.00.96.1
Release date2014-05-012014-05-202014-05-062011-05-072012-05-182013-02-042012-06-072011-04-132010-05-12
LicenseGPLv2 / CommercialGPL, LGPL, MPL / CommercialLGPLMIT / GPLMITMIT / GPLMITBSDBSD
Dependenciesoptional jQuery versionjQueryjQueryYUI
Features
Integration modein-placeiframeiframein-placeiframetextareatextareain-placeiframeiframe
WYSIWYGYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
Output formatHTMLHTMLHTMLHTMLHTML5HTML
Wiki
Markup
BBCode
Textile
Dotclear
HTML
XHTML
HTMLHTML
Link insertionYes pluginYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Image insertionYes pluginYesYesYesYes via linkYesYesYesYesYes
Table editingYes pluginYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYes
SpellcheckerNoYes WebSpellChecker.netYes plugin with PHP backendNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
PluginsYesYesYesYesYes- no public plugin directory but extensibleYesNoNoNo
Toggle to edit HTMLNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
Other
Websitehttp://www.aloha-editor.org/http://ckeditor.com/http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/https://github.com/akzhan/jwysiwyghttp://xing.github.com/wysihtml5/http://markitup.jaysalvat.com/http://nicedit.com/http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/editor/http://xinha.webfactional.com/http://textbox.io/
Demo web linkhttp://www.aloha-editor.org/demos.phphttp://ckeditor.com/demohttp://tinymce.moxiecode.com/tryit/full.phphttp://akzhan.github.com/jwysiwyg/help/examples/http://xing.github.com/wysihtml5/http://markitup.jaysalvat.com/examples/html/http://nicedit.com/demos.phphttp://developer.yahoo.com/yui/examples/editor/index.htmlhttp://xinha.raimundmeyer.de/x_examples/ext_example.htmlhttp://textbox.io/
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_Editorhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CKEditorhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TinyMCEhttps://github.com/xing/wysihtml5/wikihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YUI_Rich_Text_Editor
Last update2014-05-24 01:40:172014-05-24 01:37:442014-05-24 01:37:442013-03-03 05:45:062013-03-03 05:45:062013-02-05 10:50:222013-11-27 20:37:072011-08-02 20:48:532011-08-02 16:15:352014-09-02 17:13:55
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  • voted for CKEditor (Like)
    Posted 2014-09-02 17:33:25 by ATRP
  • voted for Textbox.io (Like)
    Posted 2014-09-02 17:33:01 by ATRP
  • Aloha Editor is GPLv2 by the way
    Posted 2013-11-27 14:46:54 by Manuel Aghamanoukjan
  • voted for NicEdit (Like)
    Nice...
    Posted 2013-08-19 13:36:51 by huynhnguyen
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2012-02-29 18:43:20 by flexjoly
  • Posted 2011-12-23 20:31:53 by devsmt
  • voted for MarkitUp (Like)
    Posted 2011-12-23 20:31:48 by devsmt
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2011-11-10 20:56:34 by Gigamaster
  • @cqeb
    Thanks for the correction. I've checked yesterday and rechecked today; I don't know how I missed it.
    Posted 2011-08-03 22:11:19 by Alexis
  • voted for Aloha Editor (Like)
    Posted 2011-08-03 14:48:21 by Andre Müller
  • voted for Aloha Editor (Like)
    You missed one important point. CKeditor and TinyMCE are iFrame-based which is outdated. Aloha Editor uses DOM manipulation!
    Posted 2011-08-03 14:28:14 by cqeb
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2011-08-02 23:06:28 by Alexis

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