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Implemented Redactor Jquery editor instead of Tinymce

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Alfa1, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    I really dont like TinyMCE. It feels like I am back at webwizforum in 2002.
    XenForo is a modern jquery based platform and therefore should use a modern editor. C

    I suggest to implement Redactor:

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  2. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Why is that ?

    Chris changed his mind :)
  3. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    I don't care what they use but anything has to be better than TinyMCE.
    Hoffi, Markos, DRE and 1 other person like this.
  4. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    TinyMCE is open source. Redactor is not.
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Xenforo wanted CKEditor .. but backed out when it had bugs. CKEditor is not Open Source but you have to pay to use it.
  6. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    I really like that image/text wrap and inline image resizing
  7. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    The cost for a software distributor to include Redactor in it's distributable product is a one time fee of $399, for unlimited distribution's. Hardly a huge investment for XF, with as many licenses as they sell. What is that?...(3) XF licenses, for virtually unlimited redistribution rights to incorporate Redactor into their core software? Looks like a pretty fair deal.
    DRE, erich37 and melbo like this.
  8. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    If its that big of an issue... I am certain 10 people throwing in $50 to get that accomplished would not be a problem at all. Hehe.
    MOZ and Jeremy P like this.
  9. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    After playing around with Redactor I would love for xF to ship with this. I think it would make xF that much ahead of everyone else. The inline image resize that melbo mentioned is freaking awesome.
    DRE likes this.
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Switching TinyMCE to something else is quite an undertaking. Chris Deeming would know.
    Adam Howard likes this.
  11. cclaerhout

    cclaerhout Well-Known Member

    For the record a thread already exists about Redactor.
    See here.
  12. MOZ

    MOZ Well-Known Member

    It is opensource.

    Yeah, why not?

    One issue that I can think of with Redactor straight away is that is it doesn't support BBCode.
    Digital Doctor likes this.
  13. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Never heard of Redactor... after Alfa's suggestion I checked it out also and wow:
    Personally I don't have much problems with the current Xenforo editor (but I seem to be in the minority ;)), other then pressing 'Insert/edit link' seems to be quite slow. However the above listed 3 points are (at least for me/my platform) very welcome features I would love to be able to use in Xenforo if I ever switch to it. (I am actually still not using Xenforo on any of my projects).
  14. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Indeed, would love to see Redactor integration. Having tried it on a few example sites, it works so smoothly.
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  15. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    They have interesting plugins, http://imperavi.com/redactor/docs/plugins/:

    The "fullscreen" mode is now a plugin on the toolbar to toggle full-window editing on and off.

    Adds a drop-down list of pre-defined "clips" (or "snips") that you can create to save time, such as intro or footer text.

    Very interesting, as I was always looking for my Mods to have ready-made text-snippets for them, so that they can just press a dropdown and select a canned response to yet again a member who is posting unwanted advertisements. Clips like that would come in soooo handy, making life on the forum for my Mods considerably easier and fun.
    DRE likes this.
  16. DroidHost

    DroidHost Well-Known Member

    even their doc and plugin implantation seems clean and neat
  17. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I quite like redactor, clean and simple!
    Daracon likes this.
  18. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I like the "air editor" setting personally.
  19. Eagle

    Eagle Well-Known Member

    TinyMCE is obviously the most popular plugin, used even by XenForo but CKEditor is a big project and CKEditor seems more feature full. On the positive, it's far more consistent but bug-free than TinyMCE. CKEditor is very stable, very easy to use and has integrated the file manager. For example, I really like CKEditor's autogrow feature.
  20. MOZ

    MOZ Well-Known Member

    I was able to integrate CKEditor on a test dev.
    Lacking experience in CKeditor, I was unable to add extra tags/smilies support.
    I'm willing to work with someone if they are up for it.

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