I can (almost) appreciate the recent impositions of Redactor 2, but when it comes to handing off the site to a client, Redactor 2 is virtually unusable for anything more than paragraph text.

Are there any other rich text editors being considered as core replacements in the future? If so, +1 for an implementation of Froala into Craft. I see there is already a Yii2 implementation available.

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    I really wish this question got more attention. I can't build client sites with Craft because redactor is too buggy and unpredictable.
    – nicbou
    Commented Dec 4, 2017 at 14:39

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Eventually, if a Craft CKEditor plugin doesn't come to life, then we might consider developing a 1st party (Pixel & Tonic) CKEditor plugin, although it would likely not replace the native Redactor Rich Tech Field implementation.

And of course, 3rd party plugins can implement whatever WYSIWYG they want to use.

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    ¯_(ツ)_/¯ - If you ask me all WYSIWYG editors are evil.
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 18:38
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    @Erik: Redactor is a fine editor. (Emphasis on "fine"... not great, not terrible.) But they made some significant changes when Redactor 2 was released, many of which were viewed as a step backwards. The toolbar went from icons to text-only, several bugs were introduced, <span> tags were now getting removed, and pasted content was stripped down much more than before. Again, it's a "fine" editor, it just feels like development is moving away from what people truly want.
    – Lindsey D
    Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 18:44
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    @LindseyD as of the latest Craft release which includes Redactor 1.2.5 (imperavi.com/redactor/log), <span> tags are back.
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 18:49
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    Woohoo! And a few other bugs are fixed, from what I understand. Thanks Brad!
    – Lindsey D
    Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 18:50
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    @LindseyD interesting. Well, as long as it works, I'm ok with it.
    – Erik
    Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 18:51

Asking us to predict the future is hard (and probably a little off-topic). But I'll go ahead and contribute what little knowledge I have...

Per conversations in Craft Slack, a few reputable plugin developers have casually mentioned that they may or may not be working on plugins for the following WYSIWYG editors...

  • Froala
  • CKeditor
  • Tiny MCE

Because Slack conversations are so ephemeral, it's hard to say how much weight these comments truly carry. Multiple people mentioned working on a CKeditor, though it's possible they all stopped because "someone else is working on it". Froala was mentioned, although the cost was certainly an issue. And Tiny MCE was mentioned, although possibly as a joke.

I'd recommend tuning into Craft Slack, where you may be able to get a more up-to-date answer to this question.

(Personally, I'd love to see a P&T version of the CKeditor. But that's like, my opinion.)


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