Includes advanced Image/Media, File and Link handling, plugin support, and an Administration interface for editor configuration.
My only complaint is with the image browser. ALL images MUST be in the "Stories" folder and you can't navigate out to the "Images" folder. A small quibble, I know, but it's annoying.
The extra plugin's that cost $20.00 per year are really advanced and useful. This is only a small cost to help with the bandwidth of a busy site.Even without the extra plugins you are going to have an advanced and easy to use editor.
I find the comparison by the person who claims it's just 'Bad', to be ridiculous. Comparing JCE to a beta release editor that clearly claims on their site that you should not be using his product on a production site!
JCE is a high class component that is way above the rest of the pack. If you take some time to learn what it is capable of doing you will be very surprised, to say the least!
Thank you for this excellent component that makes working inside Joomla much easier. The automatic creation of thumbnail's (leaving the original intact), the easy way of adding a Youtube link for a video in your article, the uploading of all types of photos and media, the easy way of adding Flash to an article! The list of features is huge and very useful.
1) It doesn't create / tags automatically. This can help in some cases, but in most cases it only disturbs.
2) It makes article loading too long.
3) JCE can compete with TinyMCE and some others, but ceditCKEditor leaves it far behind, not because of features, but because of look & speed.
4) Too many features, and too much time to find the one needed.
1) What tags are you referring to? JCE creates well-formed XHTML valid html.
2 & 3) It seems strange that your main requirements of an editor are speed and visual appeal. The loading speed of JCE can be increased by activating GZip compression in the JCE Configuration.
4) I agree, JCE is packed full of features, and offer even more with an optional subscription. Sometimes its necessary to spend time to learn how to use an extension to get the most out of it.
It's also a real time saver for administrators. It has so many formatting functions built in there is little need for custom HTML.
Five stars is not high enough, I would give JCE ten stars if I could...
I make the good choice with JCE.
1— Excellent support
2— You can go with a free , more basic Editor
3— Or in my case go for the paying extensions to have a professional Editor with all the bells and wistles that you need.
Main features for me is the ability to have one set of tools (of your choice) to one user/authors or type of users and the possibility to assign folders to editors/authors.
And so far, I have more possibilities, compare to my other editor.
If setting a custom player in the media settings is an option, then more documentation need to be available to explain how to do so. Also how to extend the external video sources to include more than youtube, google and metacafe only videos, such as screencast. but overall, this is a great component.
Extensive Media Manager improvements will be made in JCE 2.0 which will be out early next year.
Issues with the Joomla! Readmore, Pagebreak and other 3rd party buttons were fixed in 1.5.6
The only problems that ever arise from this editor are always browser based; I'm positive that it's browser issues for all other non 5 star reviews for this editor. (Firefox is such a buggy browser now that most people use IE, Safari, or Chrome when editing the site even if they're Firefox fans - Opera also has issues with many Joomla editors).
Thank you very much for providing such a great extension for Joomla!
I have only one micro complaint, that the new windows, like to add a link, take a while to load. But that is a micro issue and this is still the greatest editor.
To be honest, it took me longer to register to post this comment than to install JCE!
The only thing that I can't find (which may be there) is the ability to crop or resize an image which is present in the commercial version of TinyMCE through the image manager. But then you have to pay for this.
This is, without doubt, a fantastic addition.