History of CKEditor

Version 3


Created by: Lester Caine, Last modification: 20 Jul 2010 (20:43 UTC) by Lester Caine


Still needs a little work tidying things up to the current version of ckeditor

CKeditor is a rich text editor. This means, input areas for content will look like an Office program. Users mark some text, then click on a button B or hit Ctrl+B on their keyboard, and instantly see the marked text bold. It is browser independent, written in Javascript, and released as Open Source by fckeditor.net. Alternatively, you can use TinyMCE, another rich text editor that can easily be integrated with Bitweaver.

How to enable CKeditor in Bitweaver

  1. Enable Bitweaver's CKeditor package: your Bitweaver > Admin > Kernel > Packages.
  2. Enable HTML in Admin > Liberty > Plugins > Format. Consider setting HTML as default format.
  3. Enable the ability to input HTML for the user group of your choice in Admin > Users > Groups & Permissions.


  • Multiple Browser Support, including Internet Explorer 5.5+, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, Opera, Safari
  • XHTML 1.0 Output
  • CSS Support: For easier integration with a theme.
  • Font formatting: type, size, color, style, bold, italic, etc
  • Text formatting: alignment, indentation, bullets list, etc
  • Cut, Paste and Paste as Plain Text, Undo and Redo
  • Paste from Word cleanup with auto detection
  • Link and anchors support
  • Table creation and editing (add, delete rows, etc) - one of the best systems in the market.
  • Table cells editing (size, colors, etc)
  • Right click context menus support
  • Support for Toolbar Customization
  • Skins
  • Spell Checker Integration
  • Automatic browser detection and customization
  • Full Page Mode
  • Easy to Use
  • Source Code View


Bitweaver includes the ability to use one of several toolbars with CKeditor easily. It is also possible to customize the toolbar by editing the ckeditor/ckconfig.bitweaver.js file to specify your own and then adding it to ckeditor/admin/admin_ckeditor_inc.php.


Bitweaver includes the ability to skin the interface with one of the three default skins. It is also possible to create your own skin. You will have to add it to the ckeditor/admin/admin_ckeditor_inc.php file to add it to the administration interface.

Other Configuration Settings

CKEditor configure file elements This document can be used to identify elements that you may want to reconfigure. CKEditor Configuring


  • CKeditor is currently NOT compatible with the feature Ajax Comments in Admin > Liberty > Comments.

Your own plugins for CKeditor

If you want to write your own plugin for CKeditor, here are two good tutorials to get you started:
  • [http://www.voofie.com/content/2/ckeditor-plugin-development/|CKEditor Plugin Development
  • [http://syrinx.ph/articles/CkEditorPluginGuide.aspx|Building Custom CK Editor Plug-ins

Bitweaver's plugins for CKeditor


TODO - Check out plugin
The Split plugin gives you a button that will insert a split tag:...split... into your content. This is good for blog posts and articles where you want to easily define a read more section. Now your users don't need to know how to use ...split... they can just click the "Insert Split" button, which includes a hover tool tip letting you know it is for adding a Read More section.


TODO - check out plugin
The Attachment plug inintegrates bitweaver's native LibertyAttachments features


// add or uncomment:
CKConfig.Plugins.Add'attachment' ) ;

Now you need to add Attachment to your toolbar list, for example like:


.editorConfig = function( config ) {
config.toolbar_Beginner = [

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