Elements Path

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The Status Bar is the section at the bottom of the editor displaying information about the HTML elements of the document. It is an advanced feature aimed at users who want to have more control over the source code of their document.

The status bar always shows a hierarchy of HTML elements for the currently edited element of the document.

This is what the status bar looks like:

File:CKEditor status bar.png
The status bar of CKEditor

The mouse cursor is now located inside the word "Second", so the status bar shows the following hierarchy of HTML elements: body (main document element), ol (ordered list), li (list item) and strong (bold font).

However, most of the same information can also be deduced from the state of the main CKEditor toolbar since the formatting options that were applied to the active element are highlighted.