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!
★IPAD & IPHONE RESPONSIVE
For the first time you don’t need a special Joomla Mobile App to upload and manage your website on your iPad or on your iPhone! This is because the JCK Editor is now responsive in Joomla 3.0!
This approach suggests that design should respond to the user’s behaviour and environment based on screen size, platform and device. With the newly designed dialog screens the editor now offers support for the new IOS 6 file upload which wasn’t possible in Safari until now!
We've taken the Editor to the design shop and married creative and technical disciplines into a truly beautiful and user-friendly interface. Your find it easier to use, more productive, a tool which aims to put the user in the driving seat.
Everyone likes to edit their own way, so we’ve made it easier to adjust the JCK interface. Re-arrange, organize, add or remove buttons or change the colour of the skin in the editor’s parameters.
Fasten your seatbelt the API engine has always been fast, but this is the fastest ever! It gives the editor dramatically better performance than ever before which means, web editing will feel snappier and more responsive. It’s astonishingly 18x times faster at loading than the JCE Editor – having only a tiny memory footprint, so users can work faster and be more productive! But hey - if you don't believe us, why don't you give it a try and see how fast you can go?
Its much more than an out-of-the-box installation of the CKeditor! We’ve been under-the-hood and joomla-ised its logic into a seamless and extendable integration. Users can now choose what plug-ins, tool-bars and shape its architecture in all sense of the word - with ease!
★LARGEST PLUGIN REPOSITORY
Plug-ins are the cornerstone of customisation, letting you personalize your editing experience. These apps can be used to quickly and simply expand the functionality of the editor and with the largest growing extension base of all Joomla editors, you'll be able - to do much more…
★MANAGE YOUR FILES IN ONE PLACE
Upload images and files, view thumbnails in one place without needing to navigate away! It doesn’t stop there as Joomla! user groups can have their own personal folders, which can be used in a verity of ways! For storing online documents, for nested folders, for relative links to media, flash, electronic documents and image files. The best part is its simplicity - it’s useful, fun, totally
Editor in site options and in user profile is turned on and JoomlaCK is selected.
After install I've got an error also, where JoomlaCK can't find a path to the css file. So I was needed to create a css file "template.css", which import other css. After it this error was gone.
But I still can't make it work - only textarea, as no editors in the system at all. I've switched TinyMCE on and off with no result. No other editors are installed yet.
Configuration: Joomla 1.5.18 Russian, Apache/2.2.4 (Win32, Denwer), PHP Version 5.2.12, Opera 10.10, IE 8, JoomlaCK 3.3.1
JoomlaCK fits the bill for the most part. It's particularly fast in switching to source-view, a critical factor for me. It's extremely fully-featured and contains pretty much every necessary to produce rich content (including form building!).
However the crucial element it's missing is the ability to change the background colour of the editor. Without this, it's impossible to get a sense of how an article will actually look. The documentation says it's possible, but the parameters are missing.
I would recommend it to my children (or... and I did... My 10 years old installed it on his site)))
As for recommendations...
Only one so far... I would give webmasters an option in parameters for Basic layout to disable "Publish on Frontpage" Yes or No option, 'cause obviously the Basic one is for authors, or publishers, and you don't want people to mess with the first page of your site.
At least, I was not able to find information on how to remove that option, or may be I do not have enough computer knowledge.
But this is just a minor...
The Editor itself works like a dream, and it takes a few seconds to install.
Oh... And it loads in milliseconds!
Thank you, guys!
The 3.x revamp seems to be an improvement on the previous series except for one thing: no image manager. The site states that this is done in the form of a complete rewrite of the old image manager which will be provided in the paid subscription.
Too bad. I own a couple of non-profit websites and paying ~30 euro each 6 months for an editor which is only occasionally used is a no-go for me.
The image editor is freely available to all. You can use it on all your sites, without limitaitons or cost in the 2.6 series. However, A massive amount of work has been undertaken to rebuild the image editor for the 3.0x series. This will soon be available including 6 months worth of updates and Professional Forum Support. The image editor in the (3.0x) is also 'GPL', so you can use it on all your sites for a 'one' of payment subscription for €32.00,! Now that can't be bad..?