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CKEditor for Joomla is an Open Source component that enables CKEditor in your favorite CMS.

It is provided by CKSource, the company that created CKEditor and CKFinder. No registration is required to download and the component is free to use.

The following features are included in the component:
- the latest stable release of CKEditor 3.x,
- built-in support for CKFinder, an advanced Ajax file browser,
- administration section with lots of configuration options to customize CKEditor to your needs,
- Link Browser - a dedicated plugin for Joomla!,
- multilingual interface, RTL support, Paste from Word, and all other cool features that are available in CKEditor.

A few words about CKEditor:

CKEditor is an online rich text editor that can be embedded inside web pages. It is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor which means that the text edited in it looks as similar as possible to the results end users will see after the document gets published. It brings to the Web popular editing features found in desktop word processors such as Microsoft Word and Writer. CKEditor is truly lightweight and does not require any kind of installation on the client computer.

You can learn more about CKEditor on the official CKEditor website (click the "DEMO" link). If you are looking for a package that includes a CKFinder license and a dedicated e-mail support channel, visit

Please refer to the project homepage (hosted by to report bugs or add feature requests.


Posted on 30 March 2017
Very good
Ease of use
Please update this wonderful editor, because after Mozilla Firefox updates was impossible to work
CKE is crashing, with last version of Joomla when adding "readmore" button, and so on.
Ease of use
According to editor site, not maintained anymore in its Joomla version

But after IE 11 release - many problem this CK editor (in IE 11 only), not worked property now..

Just works!

Posted on 05 October 2013
Ive spent countless hours looking for solution for my other popular editor... It strips iframes and i just cant make it work even i turn on the option... Installing ckeditor fixed everything out of the box. Even better it looks more professional be default using moono theme.

Great worker

Posted on 22 August 2013
I appreciate the developers of CK Editor plugin, you have done a superb job on this. It is easy to understand and installing this editor.

"Nice Job"
I used to love this editor, I even recommended it to other Joomla users. But recently, I noticed that: 1). this editor strip away my HTML code, regardless that I had already set to "No filter" in Global Configuration. 2). It shows the ads/warning message on the top of EVERY page, even those only show a plain textarea!

The support is even worse! I posted a feature request a long time ago on their forum but never responded by the developers, let alone they never implemented it.

The CKeditor team just ruined the good image of this editor in my mind. I am going to give up and turn to other options.

Used to be the best

Posted on 24 December 2012
I used to love this editor. Mostly because it's very easy to use and customize for my clients. It seems recently, though, there have been some changes. The editor instantly strips your end of lines and spaces so it looks like crap once create nice-looking structured code and switch back and forth from the source to the WYSIWYG. Great for end-users, but not so great for developers. I don't know why they would ever do such a thing to an editor that used to be my favorite.
Owner's reply: Hi tim92109,
we are sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with CKEditor. From your description it is quite difficult to understand what could possibly have gone wrong, so it would be great if you could use the tracker (see to file a detailed bug report.
If you give us more details about your setup, explain the problem, and paste some code samples ("before" and "after" the change), our developers will be able to investigate. Without this information it really is difficult to find the reason for unexpected CKEditor behavior.

I Love CK Editor!

Posted on 29 November 2012
I had been using CK Editor since before it was called CK editor. I recently needed to redo a huge website and thought I'd try a new, highly rated editor, so I installed another of the popular Joomla editors. I tried that for a few days, and even paid for an extension to make it do what I always got CK Editor to do for free. Well, I came away disappointed, and am happily back to using CK Editor. Yes, it's a bit more trouble to install CK Finder (once), but once done, my time spent editing is actually MUCH faster than with the other editors. Some things I love about CK Editor:

I can swith between code view and design view while the editor is still fully maximized... a big time saver.

I can drag multiple images from my desktop right in to the ck finder window, into the folder I choose.

I found it a lot easier to make the editor css style view match my front end website view and css style.

It is a breeze to make custom templates.

So for anyone who has a negative experience with this great editor, there must be something they have done incorrectly. Plus, it's a totally free extension for Joomla.


Posted on 19 October 2012
This is the worse extension I came across, the owner claims it is free, but for example he charges forum support and for some vital plugins like uploading media files.

He should just comercialize the whole thing.

I dont know why 90% or extensions become comercial.

Also when i unistall this buggy thing, I cant login into administrator any more, I get blank screen.

Stay away, dont support sneaky developers like that.

Jimmy Prestich
Owner's reply: We are really sorry to hear you are disappointed with the extension, however, there seems to be some misunderstanding here and we are not entirely sure you are, in fact, reviewing our extension available here.

The CKEditor extension is totally free, it is an Open Source product and you can use it however and wherever you wish. As for support, a bug tracker is publicly available (see and you are most welcome to use the community support forums ( -- both options are free of charge. Full documentation is also available for your convenience:

It is also not true that you need to pay to upload files -- you can easily use the built-in Joomla functionality for that. As for other "vital" plugins: if you mean CKEditor plugins, we neither create nor charge for them -- they are community work and are available at our forum, mostly for free:

The only thing that you could, potentially, pay for, is the commercial version of the extension that is bundled with CKFinder (an advanced file manager) and 24h dedicated e-mail support channel. However, this is a separate product ( that is *not* available in The Joomla! Extensions Directory and has never been advertised as "free".

As for the bug that you experienced, see here:
If you are sure that our extension is causing the problem, we would kindly ask you to file a bug report at our tracker, we will be more than happy to look into this issue and correct it. Much appreciated!

user direstory

Posted on 09 June 2012
1st of all, excellent extension, the best WYSIWYG editor ever, but my questoion is about user directory. Could somebody explain to me, how to setup a single and own image directory for each user. example : main directory : images and sub directories : user1, user2, user3 and so on - especially for k2 media. Thanks in advance for your help.
Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. This place is not the best to find support. Please read manual about configuration of resource types:
You can use CKSource forum or Joomla's forum:


Last updated:
Oct 06 2015
5 years ago
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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