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CKEditor v3.0 – A Complete Rewrite of FCKeditor

Posted · Category: Forms, GPL License, LGPL License, MIT License


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. You’ll be amazed with it.

You’ll 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 you’ll find in CKEditor only.

The CKEditor code is also much different now. It’s 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.


Requirements: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera
Demo: http://ckeditor.com/demo
License: GPL, LGPL, MIT License

  • It seems that is does not include a file upload system. Otherwise, seems nice !

  • Lennard

    There is a seperate plugin for file management: http://ckfinder.com

  • awake

    looks nice… cannot wait to play with it

  • ditman

    Looks great, I’ll give it a shot soon :)

  • Ben

    Much better. I’ve never liked FCKeditor. Looks so ugly.

  • Ron

    What difference with TinyMCE ? Advantages ?

  • Jordi

    CKfinder is a little bit expensive though. I will have to stick to FCKeditor.

  • I cant really see the big difference from the original except from the layout.

    And you still cant change the size of the cell width with your mouse its not very userfriendly at all.

    All of the open source projects are not designed for normal people only to webdesigner and coders. Too bad..:!

  • @Guillaume From the demo, it seems that CKEditor come with the same basic file upload system as in FCKEditor.

  • patrickk

    one of the most awful interfaces I´ve seen for a while. icons, popups, colors … it looks so crappy. what a shame.

  • good editor

  • barak

    It seems that there is no file upload option at all in the new release of ckeditor , like link and image upload. In second post hrer (by Lennard) he says that there is a seperate plugin but I am not sure where to find it and how to install. If you see it please post it here so we can all enjoy it.

  • Looking nice…

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