Includes advanced Image/Media, File and Link handling, plugin support, and an Administration interface for editor configuration.
JCE is still under constant development, and bugs don't last long with this group. Routine releases correct any reported issues, with nary a hiccup.
And if you're still using just the free component/plugin, you are missing the true value of JCE. Fork over the measly subscription ($20 per year right now) and get hold of some awesome plugins. Pay these guys to keep up the development, because this extension is worth so much more.
In the end, you and your users/clients will be much, much happier with your end product if you integrate JCE. Thanks to the developers on this one!!!
I tried some of the others (which do a fair job) but recently returned to JCE after struggling to find a decent way to incorporate flash and create image popups.
The small charge for a subscription to the extra add-ons is well worth it as it really is all in one (Image Manager, Utilities, Media Manager etc) and will save a lot of time.
Just a note on the media manager; if using, you must initially 'activate' it (JCE>Config>Groups>layout) besides that; an essential, well thought-out, and intuitively developed extension.
The TinyMCE editor makes it very difficult to include Google Adsense code in your articles (you have to turn off the TinyMCE editor, insert the code, and then never edit that article with the TinyMCE editor after that).
At first, I was infuriated that there was no HTML button on this editor at all! After poking around for about a half-hour, I figured out that you have to go into the Group settings under Components...JCE Administration, click on the "default" group, click on "layout", and then drag the icons for HTML editing into the "current editor layout".
So for all of you who are confused by the lack of an HTML button, it is there, you just have to configure it, and the configuration is VERY well buried in the settings.
Hope this information is helpful to some of you.
Unfortunately the no-show HTML / AdvCode button is due to a bug in JCE Admin Component 1.5.1
This will be fixed in the next update.
One of the best joomla investments I've made. For real.
One must do configuration change after you install. Open up the JCE admin area from Components and under configuration change the File Directory Path to your main images folder (take off "stories") so all your images are available when you try to insert something.
I have tried other editors and the JCE editor is simple superior to all of them. Great support and features around photos, files and video make this editor stand out.
Great work!! Highly recommend this editor
You may have seen the dire warnings about the WYSIWYG editor messing up your custom HTML code in an article. Not with JCE: if it's good HTML, JCE leaves it alone. That feature alone makes this editor a winner for me.
JCE is a dream come true. It worked beautifully first time! I almost can't believe the ease and extent of customisation offered by this lovely little tool.
Makes me wonder why I didn't search for a new editor earlier! (Maybe I have just come to accept that many things in Joomla need a little hack to get them working as I want! ;-)