Quick Start

This website contains links to software which is either no longer maintained or will be supported only until the end of 2019 (CKFinder 2). For the latest documentation about current CKSource projects, including software like CKEditor 4/CKEditor 5, CKFinder 3, Cloud Services, Letters, Accessibility Checker, please visit the new documentation website.

If you look for an information about very old versions of CKEditor, FCKeditor and CKFinder check also the CKEditor forum, which was closed in 2015. If not, please head to StackOverflow for support.

  1. Unzip the downloaded CKEditor module to the "sites/all/modules" directory. It should now contain a "ckeditor" directory.
  2. Enable CKEditor module in the "Administration > Modules > User Interface" section.
  3. (Optional) Grant permissions for customizing/administering CKEditor in the "Administration > People > Permissions" section.
  4. Adjust CKEditor profiles in the "Administration > Configuration > Content Authoring > CKEditor" section.
    Profiles determine what options are available to users based on the Text Format system.
  5. For the Rich Text Editing to work you also need to configure Text Formats for the users that may access Rich Text Editing. Either grant those users Full HTML access or use the following tags:
    <a> <p> <span> <div> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <img> <map> <area> <hr> <br> <br /> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <table> <caption> <tbody> <tr> <td> <em> <b> <u> <i> <strong> <del> <ins> <sub> <sup> <quote> <blockquote> <pre> <address> <code> <cite> <embed> <object> <param> <strike>
    If you are going to use CKEditor with Filtered HTML input format, please read also the HTML Filters and Inline Styling section.
  6. To have better control over line breaks, you may disable the Line break converter for a given Text Format in the "Administration > Configuration > Content authoring > Text formats" section (recommended).
  7. Modify the <ckeditor_module>/ckeditor.config.js file to customize it to your needs (optional). All configuration options are listed in the CKEditor 4 documentation
This page was last edited on 26 January 2015, at 10:25.