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This module will allow Drupal to replace textarea fields with the CKEditor - a visual HTML editor, sometimes called WYSIWYG editor. This HTML text editor brings many of the powerful WYSIWYG editing functions of known desktop editors like Word to the web. It's very fast and doesn't require any kind of installation on the client computer.

What is CKEditor?

CKEditor is the next version of FCKeditor. The editor has been rebranded and completely rewritten. It is now much faster (the code has been optimized), loads faster (the number of files has been reduced, so the browser will perform less HTTP requests) and developers friendly.

Some features of the CKEditor module:

  • ready to use plugins and buttons for



  • support for external file browsers, like CKFinder, IMCE, WebFM (pending, not available yet) or ImageBrowser (pending, not available yet)
  • linktocontent and linktonode plugins and buttons for easy linking to nodes or menu items.
  • each user may have it's own configuration (choose skin, toolbar, language, default state of CKEditor, etc.)
  • and much more!

Demo site

Please visit the demo site to see a sample installation of Drupal with CKEditor enabled. On the same site you will also find more information about installing/configuring CKEditor, including the screencast: "How to install and configure the CKEditor Module" and troubleshooting section.

Who's using CKEditor?

Here is just a small list of people, projects and sites that are using CKEditor today.

Browser compatibility

CKEditor is compatible with most of the internet browsers, including

  • Internet Explorer 6.0+
  • Firefox 2.0+
  • Safari 3.0+
  • Opera 9.5+
  • Google Chrome
  • Camino 1.0+

Required components

To use CKEditor in Drupal, you will need to download CKEditor (CKEditor 3.1 or greater is recommended).


To avoid confusion, read this: the module ckeditor that is available here for download is a wrapper for the
editor downloaded from the site. After the two archives are downloaded and unpacked, you end up with two folders having the same name, a 'module' and a 'program'. The module contains an folder called ckeditor that contains a text file that instructs you install the *contents* of the ckeditor folder that came from into this almost empty ckeditor folder.

More information and licence

For further information about the editor, please refer to: the CKEditor homepage

#D7CX: I pledge that CKEditor will have a full Drupal 7 release on the day that Drupal 7 is released.

Note: This module is not affiliated with the wysiwyg module. It is a separate project dedicated only to CKEditor.

Note: This module is a port of the FCKeditor module (6.x-2.x), so it should bring at least the same features as the previous module.

Available Releases: 
Friday, July 9, 2010 - 19:35