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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 OpenOffice.org 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 http://cksource.com/ckeditor-for-joomla

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

Even better than JCE

Posted on 30 May 2011

I have to say this is one of the best editors ever. It is fully featured and more user friendly than most editors.

I have been using this editor integrated to a Wiki for some time now, and I was thrilled to discover that it also exists for Joomla.

Pros: User-friendly, as many features as JCE

Cons: Lack of a "clean the messy code" function

It Works With v1.6

Posted on 02 May 2011

This is the only editor I could get to work with v1.6. Nice job!! Thanks!!!

Installing and configurating this editor was so simple.

The default skin is beautiful, but most of all this editor is intuitive to use.

And once the matching CKFinder is running, it really is a force to be reckoned with.

A joy to use.

The only downside is that it is not as popular in the Joomlasphere as some other editors, thus the lack of plugins.

But CKEditor is still my first choice for my future projects.

This is and Excellent editor! and has and spanish support THANK YOU!

I want to say thank you to the developers of this plugin, you have done a superb job on this. Its simplicity is mond boggling. :-) I cannot give enough praises for this editor. SUPER WORK!! A++

CKeditor for 1.6 (rc2)

Posted on 14 February 2011

Just tried the release candidate 2 on my Joomla 1.6 site, however it failed...

for info: It wasn't a total failure because most of it worked OK.

I had used TinyMCE for articles until I installed the CKrc2 and after installation, (in Admin view) all inserted pictures from before came up as an empty square with a small X in the corner (like a broken link) but the public view of the site was still OK.

I changed my editor back to TinyMCE again and it was all OK again.

That was using IE (it was similar using FireFox)

Keep up the good work, and keep on smiling... the final release can't be far away :)

Owner's reply: I will change ckeditor baseHref path to works with default joomla editor. You always can change this settings in component configuration -> Custom configuration setting in advanced settings tab. The new settings should be less confused for new users. Thx for report this problem.

Flexible editor for 1.6

Posted on 06 February 2011

Works great no problems so far. I was looking for an easy editor that would be compatible with a Joomla 1.6 install. Great timing. This editor does exactly what it is suppose to without STRIPPING my HTML which is a ongoing problem I have with other WYSIWYG editors.

5 star ext

Posted on 25 January 2011

I checked diff. editors, many of them fine. But this is the best one. I experienced no hassle with install / usage whatsoever. The timing of the availability of v1.6 is just perfect. Many thanks for this gem. - Tony


Posted on 24 January 2011


these guys do a very very great work

work perfect

thank you very much


Posted on 07 January 2011

Downloaded, installed and started using in seconds! Awesome! This should really be part of Joomla default - the default editor has been giving me headache for a loooong time, especially when it comes to using tables. But this just solves it pronto!

Thank you!


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

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