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

On Apr 11, 2011, at 1:02 PM, Philip H. wrote:

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

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/

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 http://redcareditor.com 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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http://about.me/caiofbpa
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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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Caio Fernando Bertoldi Paes de Andrade
http://about.me/caiofbpa
*/

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

On Apr 14, 2011, at 9:43 AM, Paul wrote:

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

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

On Apr 14, 2011, at 12:28 PM, Paul wrote:

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

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

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!

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