Rich text editor?

Hi all,

would you recommend something to integrate rich text editor capabilities
in a Rails app?
I am currently looking at integrating Zoho Writer since it's got so many
features, but I was wondering whether somebody here knows of some gems
or whatever that they would recommend for this kind of requirement.

Thanks a lot in advance
Vito

You want an editor for rails or to put an editor in you app for the users?

You might be interested in tinymce. I can’t say more about it as I never actually used it in one of my projects.

Markus

I just put TinyMCE into a project. I didn't use a gem, just dropped it into a Rails 3 project and it worked fine.

Only issue is you need some kind of file browser and as I'm deploying to heroku I need one based around something like the s3 gem. If anyone has any recommendations for a starting point I'd appreciate them. I saw some s3 file browsers, but nothing really grabbed me, so I may just write a file browser, bundle it up with TinyMCE and release it as a gem.

Best Wishes,
Peter

I just put TinyMCE into a project. I didn't use a gem, just dropped it into a Rails 3 project and it worked fine.

Only issue is you need some kind of file browser and as I'm deploying to heroku I need one based around something like the s3 gem. If anyone has any recommendations for a starting point I'd appreciate them. I saw some s3 file browsers, but nothing really grabbed me, so I may just write a file browser, bundle it up with TinyMCE and release it as a gem.

Best Wishes,
Peter

Peter -

elFinder is a pretty nice file browser that says it will integrate into tinymce... There is a ruby/rails server adapter for it, but it doesn't support S3... but if you decide to do it, that may be a good place to start.

http://rubygems.org/gems/el_finder

Disclaimer... I wrote the ruby adapter...

To the OP, you might check out elrte as well... http://elrte.org/

elFinder is a pretty nice file browser that says it will integrate into tinymce... There is a ruby/rails server adapter for it, but it doesn't support S3... but if you decide to do it, that may be a good place to start.
http://rubygems.org/gems/el_finder
Disclaimer... I wrote the ruby adapter...

Hi Philip,

Thanks - I'll check it out and let you know how things go if I do anything with it!

Bets Wishes,
Peter

TinyMCE is shit!

Oh and if you dare use it, remember to activate the option to not
convert special characters to html entities or your data is doomed.

Use Quantaplus. I have tried around 10 editors. it is the best of
them.

I use Redcar Editor to edit all files (.rb, yaml, xml, text, Rakefile, etc).

It supplies all my basic needs, it’s free-software, and I can write a plugin to implement new features to it.

Regards,

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Hi all, thanks for the replies. I see there was a little confusion, by
"to integrate rich text editor capabilities in a Rails app" i meant
giving the users of the Rails app the ability to edit content with a
rich text editor, not an editor to work with Rails :slight_smile:

I have tried TinyMCE and others, but at the moment I am using CKEditor
since it seems to be better than TinyMCE and it integrates well with
Rails. Zoho Editor is really cool so I may eventually use that one, I
don't know yet because the editor is great (much better than any
TinyMCE, CKEditor and alike), but a local thing like CKEditor is a bit
faster.

Oh, I apologize. I misunderstood totally the subject of the thread. I’m sorry.

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Try CKeditor. I am using it right now and so far, so good.

I really like the YUI javascript libraries in general, and have used
their RTE with success: http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/

I really like the YUI javascript libraries in general, and have used
their RTE with success: http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/

That looks cool, but do they have a version for YUI3? I could only see one for YUI2.

Walter

Yes, it is marked "beta", but their beta stuff is pretty solid.

Yes, it is marked "beta", but their beta stuff is pretty solid.

Only downside seems to be that it says you have to write your own UI . . .

Best Wishes,
Peter

Oh, yeah. The two projects that I've extensively used it in are YUI 2
projects. I'd suggest sticking with the YUI 2 version at the moment.

I have mixed YUI 2 and YUI 3 very easily in the same project. In fact,
most of my projects have pieces of prototype, YUI 2 and YUI 3
co-existing, since I don't have time to rewrite everything.

I have used CKEditor for some time with no problems, I have one page
with several editor instances and it works fine.

There is a rails plugin
https://github.com/standout/rails-ckeditor
I think this is the one I used

Tony

Correction, just checked and doesn't look like I used a plugin so
can't say how good plugin is!