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Open Source Cross-Browser WYSIWYG Editor

Posted · Category: Forms, LGPL License

openWYSIWYG is a free cross-browser WYSIWYG editor that’s packed with every rich-text editing feature you need to make your content management system much better. It loads extremely fast. Completely written in JavaScript and DHTML.

Setting up openWYSIWYG is so easy, you can quickly turn any <textarea> into a powerful WYSIWYG editor with just a few simple lines of code. Packed with every rich text editing feature you need, openWYSIWYG gives you total control over formatting your text, e.g. Bold, italicize, change the color of your text, and more.


Requirements: IE 5.5+, Firefox 1.0+, Mozilla 1.3+ and Netscape 7+
Demo: http://www.openwebware.com/wysiwyg/demo.shtml
License: LGPL License

  • Jools

    Cross browser compatible? I think not…

    Have these people never heard of Safari, Chrome or Opera?

  • Hi,

    I’d like the speed indeed, but (and I miss it with a lot of WYSIWYG-editors) what I miss, is a possibility to upload an image from my local machine to the server and use it in the editor …

  • Adolfo

    Not working on Chrome, neither on Safari… is not that cross-browser..

  • Alexey Borzenkov

    Why is it without Safari/Chrome support?

  • Xijee

    Got a nice chuckle out of this. I’ll stick to CKEditor for my projects.

  • No Safari or Chrome love… Useless!

  • “cross-browser WYSIWYG editor”

    “openWYSIWYG does not support your browser.”

    Oh, the irony.

  • No support for WebKit-based browsers. (my primary target platform for any private development projects) Agreed. Useless.

    I’ll stick with TinyMCE, NicEdit, or possible SPAW depending on the needs of the project.

  • Emil

    This thing sucks. It does not work on a lot of browsers and breaks on the rest. It seems it has been abandoned at least a couple of years ago.

  • Great collection man. WYSIWYG editors are becoming the norm for everything. It started with Microsoft Word, and even now we’ve got them installed for our custom CMS’s and such.

  • Ray Cheung

    You guys are correct! openWYSIWYG is not cross-browser as we expected. Please take a look at the following open source WYSIWYG instead.

    SPAW Editor
    Wysiwym Markdown editor

  • The last ones are cross-browser compatible :)

  • Jules

    Why does a WYSIWYG-editor for the web need a button to underline text???

  • P.J. Hinton

    This rich text editor appears to be a moribund project. The least release was in Sept. 2007, which explains the lack of support for Webkit-based browsers.

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