I know that Craft3 now requires Redactor or CKEditor plugins to handle rich text editing, however after installing the Redactor plugin through the store, I am getting this error in the 'Body'. The title and everything else works, just the body gets the error:

Unable to find component class 'RedactorI'.



  "buttons": ["bold", "italic"]


  "formatting": ["h2","h3","h4","h5","p", "blockquote"],
  "buttons": ["html","formatting","alignment","bold","italic","unorderedlist","orderedlist","link","file","image","video","table"],
  "plugins": ["fullscreen","video","table"],
  "toolbarFixed": true

I've checked my craft/config/redactor simple and standard JSON files and they're properly formatted.

Any ideas?


  • Are you sure about craft/config/redactor? I ask because in Craft 3 the config is in config/redactor Oct 24, 2018 at 15:56
  • Yeah it's in the right spot, I just meant my craft folder on the server. So it's still config/redactor, just inside of the overall craft folder. Oct 24, 2018 at 17:57
  • Weird that the error msg is Unable to find component class 'Redactorl'. and not Unable to find component class 'Redactor'. What is 'l' doing there? Is there a typo somewhere? Oct 24, 2018 at 19:19
  • Hmm I think I figured out what went wrong. In the admin page settings, the field types were set to plain text and I got the same missing component class 'RedactorI'. But I set the field type to Redactor and now my body and the rich text editor are working. Oct 24, 2018 at 20:11
  • @RickyPeters Would you mind adding what worked for you as an official answer?
    – Brad Bell
    Oct 27, 2018 at 21:21

1 Answer 1


Solved it by installing the Redactor plugin, going through admin/settings/fields on the admin page and changing the field types dropdown from Plain Text to Redactor.

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