Includes advanced Image/Media, File and Link handling, plugin support, and an Administration interface for editor configuration.
Not so with JCE : It's a great editor, with easily-identifiable tool bar buttons, step-by-step options for adding links & many more user-friendly features.
I've been editing Mambo / Joomla for years - JCE is the best editor out there by far - and my clients can use it.
Both the free and commercial versions are great and well-worth checking out.
I am not going to just tell you it is good. But rather explain a few reasons WHY its good. For one, it is highly customizable. You can edit the layouts, colors, etc. Second, it is open source! Third, it allows for lots of coding directly through its text field which many WYSIWYG editors lack. And there are MANY other reasons, but those a few of the main ones I could think of off the top of my head.
I am a very experienced programmer and web designer.
Take it from me, if your looking for an open source and FREE WYSIWYG editor, this is hands down your best bet.
(PS. If I made any typos or misfacts, pardon me. I am not looking back and am typing very fast being a busy man)
But seriously, get this.
The plugins are great, it's so very easy too insert all kinds of content: images, movies, pdf, links etc.
The only minor point is that the developer works so hard :).There are many upgrades which aren't always properly tested. But his support is very good.
JCE runs on all my joomla! sites.
I highly recommend this product with one reservation: it can be difficult to get it working correctly depending on your server configuration. Luckily, the developer is VERY responsive and helpful.
I cannot understand why I sent a complete language package in italian and nobody answered to me, nor contacted me.
Moreover, I know that now somebody posted a complete italian pack on joomla.it site, but it is not included in JCE language packages... I think that it could be useful to have on official site instead of looking for it...
With JCE uploading and inserting images is a piece of cake.
Anther improvement compared to the default TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor shipped with Joomla: nice HTML formatting (and word wrap).
What else? It's just the TinyMCE
When I use the Image Upload/Inserter the pop-out is somehow logging me out of the backend. Its the strangest thing but I've tried it on two different systems and on fresh Joomla! installs and I can consistently repeat the error.
I'm going to go explore and see if I can find something with more consistent functionality.
And I really liked the lightbox utility, that makes my front page look sooo snazzy. The little magnifying glasses are so cute and I like the way they adjust to the padding around the image.
I had the issue with smoothgallery but I selected jquery in the jce mambot parameters and that fixed it.
I had to install the editor mambot manually but the instructions at the cellardoor site are very clear.
Well done and thanks.
Thank you, great job!
But $20? I did pay, and is absolutely satisfied with the product, but maybe 10$ for the extended version would be enough? The most expensive "software" I ever bought.
Unfortunately I deleted the installfiles of the old version I had downloaded last year, who had all the function I needed (pop-up picture, upload/compressing/resizing of pictures). Could have saved me a 20...