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silvercover


Posts: 26
Posted: 08/26/2009, 4:07 AM


http://www.ckeditor.com



CKEditor is a Version 3.0 of FCKeditor. After almost two years of intensive development, the first stable version of CKEditor 3.0 has finally released.

CKEditor is a complete rewrite of our so loved FCKeditor, which got a bit old after six years of great success. Not to say that FCKeditor is doing bad, but there are some new things we could bring to it, and CKEditor is the result of it. There are dozens of new features in CKEditor.

CKEditor is fast to load and fast to use. The development team stayed focused to bring the best performance you can have, using all modern best practices. Youíll be amazed with it.

Youíll note that they have also a brand new UI based on the Kama skin. Other than modern, Kama is colorful like a chameleon, so you can precisely match its color to your needs. This is an innovative and unique feature youíll find in CKEditor only.

The CKEditor code is also much different now. Itís up to date with the new JavaScript development requirements, offering a rich and powerful integration and interaction API. The editor is totally plugin based, and it can be extended and modified in all senses to fit all needs.

why not having this newly born editor instead of FCKEditor or beside that?

;-) :-)
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JimmyCrackedCorn

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Posted: 08/26/2009, 10:37 AM

looks very interesting. a bit disappointing to see it depends on a 3rd-party, paid service for spell-checking.
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tomcatsolutions

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Posted: 09/22/2009, 8:02 PM

Nice! But how do we implement it? I tried the normal way in CCS4 (placing the FCKEditor in Tools > Forms) but it did not work.

Anyone got the solution yet?
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tomcatsolutions

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Posted: 11/06/2009, 2:35 AM

If anyone want to get it working here is what I did.

Upload a copy of CKeditor to the root of your domain (i.e. www.your-domain.com/CKeditor)

Put this script in your <head>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/ckeditor/ckeditor.js"></script>

After your<textarea> put this script
<script type="text/javascript"> CKEDITOR.replace('{TextArea1_Name}'); </script>

Note: Where {TextArea1_Name} is the CodeCharge variable expression for your text area.

That's the basics of it.
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Gena

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Posted: 11/06/2009, 2:56 AM

any comments why we need to use CKEditor instead of FCKEditor??
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Posted: 11/06/2009, 5:44 AM

It's prettier.
silvercover


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Posted: 11/06/2009, 6:41 AM

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any comments why we need to use CKEditor instead of FCKEditor??

Please read the first post again. ;-)
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Gena

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Posted: 11/06/2009, 6:53 AM

I have already read it. And I see no reason to upgrade... FCKEditor works well for my needs.
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silvercover


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Posted: 11/06/2009, 7:02 AM

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I have already read it. And I see no reason to upgrade... FCKEditor works well for my needs.

Well as you may know CKEditor is new version of his ancestor FCKEditor with lots of improvements and bug fixes. if you read What's New page you'll see much more detailed differences. CKEditor is not a completely new product in which you have hard time implementing it in your projects.

What's New:
http://ckeditor.com/whatsnew
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Edd


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Posted: 11/09/2009, 12:49 PM

What about licensing?

http://ckeditor.com/license

I would have to pay $850 versus $0 for FCKEditor.

Sorry but there are now too many good competitors to CKEditor

http://corpocrat.com/2009/02/18/top-best-web-based-wysi...l-editors-free/

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Rick

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Posted: 11/09/2009, 6:31 PM

I have started to use CKEditor in place of FCKEditor on a couple of sites and plan to convert more of my sites to it. The main reason that I prefer it so far is that the font size choices are greater and in pixels (vs small, etc. sizing which is more limiting and less intuitive than pixels). This gives greater content flexibility. I find you sometimes need this flexibility to get the font size to look good given client preference and the way different browsers display the fonts.

It also appears that CKEditor is their replacement to the older FCKEditor so you will need to migrate to it at some point unless you choose another product. Even though is not that difficult to integrate, I hope Yes integrates it to save time.

I have to admit I just looked quickly at the link but the licensing seems to indicate that it has an Open Source option or commercial license, the user's choice.

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Hardline

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Posted: 11/20/2009, 10:41 AM

CKEditor is actually a lot easier to implement than FCKEditor, I had the worst time trying to get FCKEditor to work the first time.

CKEditor has a feature that replaces the text area by class. Include the main CKEditor JavaScript file and class textarea to whatever was defined in the configuration, the deault class is "ckeditor". And you're done, no need for "On Load" event code.

I don't see the reason for YesSoftware to spend time implementing a feature that we all can do ourselves in seconds.
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kirchaj

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Posted: 11/20/2009, 12:34 PM

Hardline,

Would you mind writing up the details and posting to the Tips and Solutions area. I would love to give it a try.

Thanks
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Hardline

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Posted: 11/24/2009, 12:50 PM

Sure, I can do it here because it's a no-brainer.

1. Download CKEditor
2. Link the JS library in HTML using:
<script language="JavaScript" src="path/to/ckeditor/ckeditor.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
3. Add the class "ckeditor" to your textarea and you must give the text area a name or an ID.

Here is my example:
<textarea class="ckeditor" name="test" ><p>Initial value.</p></textarea>  
You now have a WYSIWYG editor.

I have to admit, I've given up on using JavaScript code generation with CodeCharge and have decided to write all the scripts myself using MooTools. I blew my mind how easy it is to use and there is tons of documentation; highly recommended.
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Benjamin Krajmalnik
Posted: 12/16/2009, 4:59 PM

Reread the license.
LGPL and MPL re fairly open.
You do not need a CDL.

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Posted: 01/06/2010, 5:54 PM

only reason i see to change is the Upload Library Manager. (its really a improve)
(We Use a lot this for our CMSs)


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