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Editors

The ARK Editor (formally known as the JCK Editor) is an WYSIWYG editor designed to simplify your content creation. It incorporates a new technology called Inline Editing that allows its users to edit page elements directly without the need to use a special editing screen. For this reason it can transform Joomla sites and make them incredibly easy-to-use!

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Its user familiar due to its modern Windows Metro like interface yet configurable enough to be used for enterprise developments. Allowing for customisation and shaping in virtually any direction. This could be from creating bespoke toolbars to adding functionality with new plugins, content templating and typography and with the setting up of user permissions and user folders.

It's licenced under the General Public License and aims to be a community resource that embodies the Joomla project and its values.


The best editor yet!


Posted on 03 August 2012

I believe this is the best editor I've ever tried for Joomla. Works nice, offers a much closer to a real WYSIWYG experience than all the other editors I've ever tried. Very good! Thanks a lot to the author!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. We have made a vast number of changes to help make JCK a real WYSIWYG editor. I am glad to read that you think our hard work has paid off.

highly recommended!


Posted on 28 July 2012

Being still a newbie to Joomla, I was looking for an editor, which could simplify my life, while at the same time offering lots of helpful functions - I found this plus more in JCK.



It is absolutely amazing, how such a powerful product can be offered for free!



What really convinced me about JCK, is the fact that this editor can properly handle HTML - whereas other editors sometimes get hickups at this point.



Furthermore, JCK's performance can be extended via a large portfolio of plugins - really looking forward to check them out. For now, already the basic free version of JCK offers much more then I currently need.



Have not tried their support yet, but I appreciate the fact that they to video tutorials on their page.



I highly recommend this editor to Joomla beginners and advanced users at the same time.

Owner's reply: Hiya,

I'm glad the video tutorials have helped. We have added a number including "how to install the editor" for those who are new to Joomla. We try our best to make the whole process as easy and as straight forward as possible. I am glad that it has helped.

PS, have you tried 5.2? It has some great new features including drag and drop uploading for HTML5 compatible browsers.

Kind regards,


Mark and the JCK team.

The best editor


Posted on 20 July 2012

Without a doubt, JCK is the best editor I have used. And this comment comes after trying out almost every ranked editor available in Joomla extensions! Great work. Just installed the 5.1 Stable version and it looks good.


Yes it is a great Editor and the best one I found. The only problem that I got is that I cannot find out how can I insert Greek language for spelling. But still is the best Editor for Joomla.


Good but slow


Posted on 03 July 2012

It is a really nice editor that does most of what you would want it to. I chose to use it when one of it's major competitor that I had been using for ages started to strip off my iframes after an update.

I would be 100% happy to have made the switch to JCK if it wasn't significantly slower than my previous editor. Also, the fact that if you don't click exactly on a line, it sends you off right at the top of the post is really annoying.

I guess that I will continue to use it anyway since once again, it if pretty useful and good looking too, but I wish it were quicker (both load and operation). I know that the developer claims that it is fast but I am afraid that in my case, it is not (I am using it bare-bone with no extension).

Owner's reply: Hiya, Thank you for your review and comments.

We was not able to replicate the issue you mentioned, but would be more than happy to assist you. As so we can please post a message on our forums as so we can reply to you.

Regarding speed; as you rightly point out, from our tests it is the fastest loading editor on the JED. If you enable the Spell as you type feature, it can appear to slow down the editor. That is because the editor is checking your spelling as you type. We feel that this slight delay is out weighed by the advantages. However, please feel free to turn that feature off.

I hope that helps.

Mark and the JCK Team

Nice style and there is not stuped html-tag autoreplace as opposed to standart editor for Joomla 1.5.

Owner's reply: Thanks for your support

I really want this editor to work! I download it every 2 months or so, try it and within an hour I uninstall it because it has too many quirks.



First off, make them one install, a plugin & management component.



Second, if you update a the manager file, make sure Joomla's extension manager can install it. I was getting a missing file error. Recent version updated 3 days ago and the core install file is missing?? I installed a previous manager, install worked but 500 errored when I went to admin it. I was able to install the current version of the manager over the previous using the installer(which must be separate) no 500 error. New manager version installed - no more 500 error. Why was this so difficult? Again, the management component & editor plugin should be installed as one!



Lastly, installed on a subdomain. Why is the manager looking for my template files in my main domain using the "system check" feature to setup the editor! I can't even begin to think of using the commercial version or wanting it if the free one doesn't work out of the box!



Uncomplicate it, then bundle it, then beta test it until it works perfect. The other popular editor has always worked right out of the box for me, using it for the past 3 1/2 years.

Owner's reply: Hiya, thank you for your comments, but there are reasons why our editor and component works as it does. Firstly the editor comes shipped with a number of plugins. As such we can not combine the component as on some customers websites it exceeds the maximum upload limit. Hence we are forced to keep them separated.

Joomla's extension manager sadly does not do everything we need it to. As such we had to extend it and add in our functionality. This allows the JCKEditor to have more flexibility which in turns allows you to tailor your editing experience to your requirements. We feel this out ways the additional click or two required to access our extension manager.

We have tested the editor in a vast number of website configurations including subdomains. However, if you believe you have found an issue, please raise a thread on our forum and we will be more than happy to help.

Kind regards,


Mark & the JCK Team

I originally loved this extension. But 10mins after using it, I recognized the slowness was going to persist. It also slowed up frontend pages by about ~4secs average. I would've lived with that, but then I started getting database crashes which wouldn't allow me to edit articles. Numerous times I uninstalled, cleaned directories/database, then reinstalled... same problem. By default I can't use this extension.

Owner's reply: Hiya, 3.4.6.2; the version of the editor you are using is three years out of date. A lot has changed since then!!! This old version has a version checker which is no longer supported. Our website has a solution to fix it. From our tests version 5.1, which has recently been released, has been tested and is the fastest loading editor on the JED. Furthermore version 5.1 contains a vast set of new functionality which allows you to further personalise your editing experience. May I suggest upgrading. After all it is free. I hope that helps.

Very good text editor component. Simple to install, easy to use and rich of functionality.

And also very important: a good update policy, with an eye for security issues.

Owner's reply: Thanks for supporting us!

Very Good extension


Posted on 21 May 2012

It is easy to install



I was able to embed flash movies in my articles. I had failed to do it with my previous editor.



Thank you



Never give up

Owner's reply: Thanks, we don't plan too!
Word Count Inspector for the ARK Editor

Word Count Inspector for the ARK Editor

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This Ark Editor addon counts the number of words and paragraphs in your articles and displays this information in the footer of the editor.
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Glyphicons for Ark Editor

Glyphicons for Ark Editor

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This is a simple plugin, that allows you to add Bootstrap 3 Glyphicons to your content. Glyphicons are scalable graphics that can be easily customized for any colour and size. Please note that this plugin is dependent upon Bootstrap 3. Please check with your template provider for supporting compatibility.
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Font Awesome for Ark Editor

Font Awesome for Ark Editor

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Need to add a fancy icon to your text, do you need a spinning icon even, then why not use the Font Awesome plugin for the Ark Editor. Font Awesome are scalable graphics that can be easily customized for any colour and size.
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Code Tag for Ark Editor

Code Tag for Ark Editor

Paid download | Ark Editor Extensions | Webx
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This is a simple Ark Editor plugin that wraps selected text in a code tags.
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Auto Link for Ark Editor

Auto Link for Ark Editor

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This plugin automatically turns pasted URL text into a hyperlink. For example arkextensions.com will be converted to a href link.
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 Ark Media Manager Pro

Ark Media Manager Pro

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The Ark Media Manager is a comprehensive file management system designed to allow users to easily manage their website's images, media and files. With: * Image editing, * Drag-n-drop uploading, * HTML5 audio & media playback, * Support for inline editing, * Support for the Ark Editor, TinyMCE and other 3rd party solutions using the Editor-XTD button. It’s the first in its class of all-encompassing media management solutions for Joomla! Featuring 3 beautiful views to increase productivity whilst being fully mobile responsive, you really can manage your website on the go! Ark Media can be accessed from 4 places: 1.) Directly accessing the component through Joomla's administrator interface, 2.) Opened by the content editor whilst editing an article, module or anywhere the editor is loaded, 3.) From the select image button in all Joomla extensions like the Article’s ‘Image and links’ tab, plus your favourite compliant 3rd party extensions as well, 4.) From the front-end of your site using the Ark Editor's inline editing functionality to directly manage articles & modules as they appear in the template.
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ARK Editor

Version:
2.1.0
Developer:
Webx
Last updated:
Jan 17 2017
Date added:
Apr 12 2009
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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