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Which WYSIWYG editor do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Resource Discussions [Archive]' started by Robbo, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    About 10 minutes ago this crappy editor did the last thing to make me decide to create a free add-on to use a different editor... but which one? Surely there is an editor that just does everything right? no iframes taking forever to load, no consistent bugs, works in opera (not a must as opera is a small group anyway)...

    After decided on the editor to use I will work on it in my spare time.

    I don't know if this is the right forum for such a question but I'm sure someone will move it if it isn't.
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Be aware that the current editor has had a significant amount of time invested in it, due mainly to various browser bugs and quirks.
    Not to mention the level of integration, not only in the core software, but also add-ons.

    Integrating a different editor into XenForo will be no small task.
     
  3. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    Yeah I know. However it is time I am willing to spend to make my life easier. Writing things even on here for add-on topics is a pain and takes a large amount of time. And due to the lack of edit history here one mistake can easily ruin everything or one bug. Generally now I don't even use the WYSIWYG and just use bbcode however that can be a pain as well. This is easily the biggest downfall I see for XenForo at the moment since it is used by all users. I do use Opera however and it never gets any loven so some issues are because of that however others frustrate me jsut as much, mainly the iframe crap. It just doesn't make sense, at all, to use an iframe for one input field and a button.
     
  4. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Something iOS compatible would be great but as Brogan says I suspect it'll be a huge amount of work to get something stable.
     
  5. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    Well a lot of what is already integrated can be reused. I would be using the same bbcode parser for example. As long as there is a nice editor out there with good documentation this is easily doable for me (unless the JS mind ****s me since I have never been able to understand complex JS systems).
     
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Well ... lots of people aren't Sold on TinyMCE as the editor.

    Lots of people in that thread liked CKeditor.
    I think Kier said he thought of CKeditor .. but it had a few show stopping bugs in it - which are now resolved.
     
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  7. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    @Robbo building a editor specially for xenforo is a good idea
     
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Building an editor for Xenforo is permanent FULL TIME JOB.
     
  9. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member

    You say that because you are not going to do such BIG TASK
     
  10. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    No need to reinvent the wheel. Just a need to use a wheel that isn't missing nuts and stability :p
     
  11. optrex

    optrex Active Member

    CKeditor is terrible. (n)
     
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    .. well ... OK. I don't disagree or agree.
    what editor do you want ? The current TinyMCE ?
     
  13. optrex

    optrex Active Member

    To be fair, the members of 2 forums I run have come off CKE and they all love the Xenforo editor. We had endless copy/paste issues before and its all vanished overnight. I know a lot of people are complaining about it, but to be honest, I'd stick with what you've got. The XF team have done a great job compared to other offerings out there.
     
  14. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    The issues I have aren't to do with XF and their integration. It is directly the fault of editor they use.
     
  15. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    The only actually good wysiwyg editors are the native ones (contenteditable; e.g. vB3 editor) - it's a pity more browsers don't have support.
     
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  16. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    why would vBulletin ditch a good situation ?
     
  17. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    The other half of my post explains that
     
  18. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    Well the issues with this one is the bugs which I can probably avoid a lot of by using chrome for XenForo powered sites. But more frustrating is the iframes. If they could be hacked to use XenForo overlays or even a simple overlay popup then much of the frustrations I have would be gone.
     
  19. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    CKEditor works well when implemented properly... It does have a lot of bloat if you leave all options in it, but they have a nice little CK Compiler app that allows you to pick and choose which features you use (thus eliminating the bloat you don't use)... http://docs.cksource.com/CKEditor_3.x/Developers_Guide/CKPackager

    That being said, TinyMCE would be perfectly fine *if* the bugs were fixed... Losing tabs within CODE/PHP blocks on WebKit browsers is the biggest annoyance for me. There are certainly some other screwy things here and there with BBCode parser.
     
  20. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

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