CKEditor is and has always been an Open Source product. We are proud to be a part of the Open Source movement and are happy that we can offer the result of long hours of our work completely for free to everyone who wants to use the editor.
We managed to build a company based on the success of our free editor. We cannot accept donations for our work, so the cost of the editor development and enhancements is covered from the commercial licenses that are available.
If you appreciate our work and want to support the development of CKEditor, it will be most welcome. Here are a couple of things that you can do:
- Buy a commercial CKEditor license. This will not only let you support the development of new editor features, but it will also give you access to a dedicated support channel where CKEditor developers are available to help you solve any issues you might have.
- Report bugs or feature requests and submit patches on our Development site.
- Help localize CKEditor into your native language and update existing localizations by joining us at the CKEditor UI Translation Center.
- Create CKEditor plugins with new functionality and publish them on the CKEditor Add-Ons Forum.
- Join the Community Forum and share your knowledge with your fellow CKEditor users and developers.
Thank you for your support and for helping us make CKEditor better every day!