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.
FITS WITHIN THE CONTENT AREA during a FRONT-END EDIT! :)
No more completely or partially hidden "Save" and "Cancel" buttons! The toolbar reflows to fit the available space. This alone merits the use of the JoomlaFCK Editor over any other. My only issue with it is it's "Link" tool; not quite as intuitive as another "popular editor", but is easily remedied by installing the Linkr extension.
An awesome addition to the Joomla! "toolbox"! :)
The only thing must be absolutely added for become the real best editor are probably:
-Ability to remove picture from Image Manager because actually when you upload a picture you can not delete them. The only manner are to use default Joomla Media Manager and this is very annoying.
-Ability to change/customize easily the size or thumbnail when a image are uploaded using Image Manager. Actually only 2 size are proposed by default (550x350 and 1000x1000).
-Ability to create popup image using Slimbox or Modal for example. The problem for implement a popup features are probably the fact this require to manage 3 images for generate a popup...That mean if a user upload an image (most probably a picture coming from a camera and so with a big format size like 2000x900 pixels for example) is necessary to set an intermediate image (the one that will be displayed in popup) and so to choose appropriate size and finally a thumbnail where user will click for display intermediate image. Ability also to choose to not keep the original big image can be nice...this for save disk space and avoid useless files.
Anyway this editor are the best one...should be included in Joomla core instead the poor Tiny editor.
Thank you for your kind words.
The html code is very simple and clean, yet
the interface allows users to go beyond the simplicity of the html. This will save Developers and regular content editors lots of time!
Dear arrehman1, I am pleased that you are enjoying the editor. We work extremely hard at making the editor as easy as possible. Thank you
Any tips for speeding up load time would be even better.
hi rushtovijay, thanks for your comments. Upload times are normally controlled by the host you are using rather than the editor. Kindest Regards
This one by far is leagues above the rest.
One very very important feature, you can insert code, scripts like flash and such and it does NOT strip the code... the code works.
Previously we had to go to Global Settings... change the editor, go back insert the code into the article... then save it and go back into global settings and change the editor back.
If you are tired of reading all that, imagine having to do it!
Thank you much for this great editor. Alaskalivedotnet.
Hi Alaskalive, thanks – we invest a lot of time into the project and receive reviews such as yours in a great encouragement!
Not sure if it is to be classified as non-commercial though as it is only free for non-commercial use.
Not that I don't think you guys should get paid for your great work!! And 32Euros is definitely a very fair price for using it commercially!!!
Keep up the great work
Hi rodpacker, thank you for taking the time to post a review. The editor is free, free for all; free to download for business users and non-commercial users! However, subscription applies for those needed commercial support. You can opted out by choosing Non-Commercial use/Free & you will be granted 1 day to download it. ENJOY(o:b
It's impressive the way they used the ms office layout to make it even easier to find the right tool in the toolbar. A+ to this editor.
I like the way i can specify different folders to images and flash files, because its the way i always do.
Download - Install - Enjoy!
Easy to use, easy to install, lot of features....
Thanks for the great work...
Hi fnanco, thank you for your support and delight that you like it! I have replied to your request for the editor to work with the Azrul's My blog on the forms. Take care (o:b
First disappointment: Configuring FCK Editor semms only possible by editing js-files (boring)
Second: When resizing images, the original file ist altered. That means, no chance to use the same image in three different articles in three different sizes, you have to create 3 versions of that file (unefficient - Content Optimizer does it better...)
Third: (At least) in firefox 3.0 the popups are to small: you have to resize the window in order to reach the OK-button (ImageManager, New Folder)
Nevertheless a lean and quick install, a well done UI (if you like/use MSO) but still not the cream of the crop at the top of the heap.
(1.) You do not configure the editor by going to the js-files, the configuration for the editor is found by going to the plugin manager, this is how Joomla work for all plugin’s! (2.) You do not use the image editor to change the way in which an article displays an image. While inserting an image simply type in the dimensions within the dialog box. That is how you would insert the same image in a hundred different articles all being the different size. (3.) Tested in FF1.0 to 3.5 and cannot reproduce the same.
My one suggestion :::: I tried to install JoomlaFCK Editor directly giving url but there is error because file is compressed with another format that joomla can't install directly. If you place zip format for direct installation it will be very very easy for new as well as all joomla users.
Lastly, congratulation to JoomlaFCK Editor team for the great product.
Hi gautam, thank you for your support & review. We found if the installation file is over 1MB some peoples server’s timeout on installation. Therefore we have chosen to compress the file in .gunzip simply because the compressions rate. Joomla support .gunzip & unpacks it so I can’t see why it couldn’t via url? Thanks
Thanks Craig for shouting out! We would love you to keep using it and realize that the recent faults with the TinyMice editor has seen many move away from the stock editor to us. A big thanks from the team (o:b
But, I was wondering if this program can or will it be able to copy and paste not just words but also the automatically upload the images/tables that are embedded in a Word file?
Can the program be able to create a folder for each user must like JCE can right now. the folder can only be accessed by the user when they are submitting article?
Keep up the good job!
Good news!!!- it can use a folder for each user for images. There is an option in the plug-in manager. Thanks & enjoy!
It's got great controls, and an excellent image manager. There is a terrific feature that lets you tweak your table cells and borders with a lot of precision.
The image uploader is great for browsing your site's assets and editing images before or after inserting in the article.
The text insert functions really work for adding MS Word text into the article cleanly.
Keep in mind that the entire field of WYSIWYG editors is still developing. Even with this editor, now and then, some odd things happen. Sometimes formats refuse to "take," or something just doesn't look the same in the final article as it did in the editor. This happens with all editors to one extent or another. But I have found that JoomlaFCK is more reliable than the others and gets closer to true WYSIWYG functionality.
And it's totally free.
Hi Matthew, we are really pleased you like it. One of the editors leading features is it ability to translate Microsoft Word to HTML. JoomlaFCK is based upon the FCK code which is noted for its abilities in translating theses identities. And - therefore boast in a better-quality translation that those based upon Moxiecode which include JCE and the stock Joomla! editor, tinymce.
At least prove it, if you don´t like it (maybe) you don´t loose anything.
Hi edy, thanks for positive review. It great to have feed-back from one our international users, much appreciated (o:b
The interface was very clean and fast. Having a Word look and feel made it quick to take up. Also using this editor for inserting pdfs, files, images etc is so easy because you don't have to remember the path to the file. JoomlaFCK lets you create those links just by using the mouse!
Thank you JoomlaFCK. A truly great free product.
Hi Zeebie, Thank you for your contribution both here (on the JED) and on the JoomlaFCK forums. – It’s a great encouragement to find a user who is willing to give a few minutes to carrying the project forward. (o:b