The JCK Editor offers an elegant editing experience which is more familiar due to its office like interface yet configurable enough to be used for enterprise developments. It seeks to strike a balance between being feature rich, beautiful and easy-to-use.
Unique to any other editor’s it comes packaged with a collection of beautifully designed typography and content snippets ready for you to use right out-of-the-box!
Most remarkably the JCK Editor is a free content editor for Joomla! It is free for you to use and install on any of your sites under the GPL licence! So why not take a few minutes to see this in action for yourself by checking out one of our demo's.
However It will be nice that there is a configuration section for Administrator to change the "image" path so that it share the same path as "files". By doing so, It will allow user to group the document and image together under the same directory.
+ very stable (din't have any problems/errors during test)
+ ease of use (good feature is the right-click menu)
+ easy to setup
+ seems to let your HTML code untouched
- uses outdated HTML code (formatting should be done by CSS)
- no XHTML (or am I overlooking something?)
- missing feature to insert internal links pointing to existing content
JoomlaFCK is a very good editor for small (non professional) pages. For professional/commercial pages I can't recomend due to the fact it's using outdated HTML and no XHTML.
1) You can upload picures from your desktop straight into articles. For this reason alone you should use this. It makes authoring articles so easy. No clumsy mosimage interface or having to get out of an article to upload a picture from joomla eXplorer.
2) Automatic Borders and placement of pictures at upload!
3) Embedding of Flash !!!!
4) No Script errors, its its clean programming. So many of the editors have scripts problems with various browsers.
5) Its fast, initial load takes a few seconds but after that its fast.
Just Download it already and blog to your hearts content (pun intended)
It works very well, and is very straight forward.
I had minor setup issues so am posting this for others.
The site link to download is confusing.
For Jooomla 1 the link is
Tick the box for the file & then Download Selected.
Once you have the file (1.zip) you need to UNZIP IT to find the file >> bot_JoomlaFCK120.zip
BTW - somebody made a note about having to modify some url code in the original php file for the editor to work properly with IE7. I have IE7 installed and it worked straight out of the box for me.
After a lot of searching on google - I ran into the documentation of the fckeditor on www.fckeditor.org. Here everything started to clear up.
in the mambot file fckeditor.php I replaced the line:
oFCKeditor.BasePath = "$mosConfig_live_site/mambots/editors/fckeditor/" ;
oFCKeditor.BasePath = "/mambots/editors/fckeditor/" ;
It seems the reference with the site included breaks everything. Now I've got a working FCKEditor integrated with my joomla installation. Tested in both firefox and ie7.
Thanks for a great alternative to TinyMCE
The only thing I would suggest to make this easy to use product better is maybe touch up the look a notch. Other than that it does what any editor needs to do.
We looked at JCE but had more joy with FCK