Includes advanced Image/Media, File and Link handling, plugin support, and an Administration interface for editor configuration.
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...
The plugins might make the installation worth while, but they are only available if you pay 20$ for a membership. The core component is not that good, so I'm not willing to pay to review the plugins.
In my opinion this extension should no longer be presented as GNU GPL, as the earlier free versions are removed, and the free download of JCE 1.1.x is not much of a WYSIWYG editor.
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I will be attending to both these issues in the nest update, most likely available this weekend (05/05/07 - 06/05/07)
The features I appreciate:
1) Easy image upload and file management compared to the default editor.
2) Better image options when placing it into text.
3) Easy inserting of video/flash.
4) More options for cleaning up HTML or not than the default editor.
I recommend it for sure!
However, that doesn't mean it is an effective, bug-free editor.
* The flash tutorials are great, but very basic.
* Great plug-ins, and lots of control over button layout, and who gets to see them.
* The advanced (member-only, payment required) plug-ins are really nice.
* New Show/Hide HTML link is quick and handy/
* Install is fragmented. Follow the note above. (the nice 1.0.4 Flash tutorial has the install order wrong, so it won't help 1.1.0 users)
* Documentation is pitiful.
* Current 1.1.0 version is beta, so don't expect stability.
* This version breaks compatibility with older plug-ins. This really hurts the product, because you are forced to give up useful plug-ins when you upgrade.
TinyMCE -- The Biggest Drawback:
TinyMCE wound up wasting LOTS of time for us in our last two Joomla projects.
* It doesn't predictably handle structured content based on divs and spans.
* It doesn't handle embedded flash or forms.
* It inconsistently applies named styles from your CSS: maybe you get the tag you wanted, or you might get spans or divs. No rhyme or reason.
* In general, TinyMCE likes to clutter up it's HTML, even with the Clean HTML option set.
If the author of JCE can document the project adequately, and get rid of the bugs, he will have half of a great product. Sadly, all that greatness will still be neutralized by the inadequacies of the TinyMCE editor.
Still, JCE is the best WYSIWYG editor that the Joomla community has.
This is a great plugin, thumbs up to the developer(s).
I'd love to see more community support and more add-ons for it.
Remember that if you unistall and install again, you have to pick the WYSIWYG editor on the site configuration again. i lost about 1 hour of my life figuring that out.
I'm not sure if this is a JCE problem or a Safari problem (actually, it doesn't work in OmniWeb either). I use Firefox when editing my page (it works fine with JCE), but Safari is a much more elegant browser (IMHO). I'd love to be able to use it (or OmniWeb) instead.
I would even propose it replace TinyMCE as the default Joomla editor. It basically removes the need for Image lists and mosimage tags, has a wonderful plugin for flash content and does everything you might want to do in content from the editor.