[geeklog-devel] WYSIWYG Editor

Tom Willett tomw at pigstye.net
Mon Dec 30 19:11:24 EST 2002

I ran across a nice free wysiwyg text editor for <textarea> fields.  It is 
fullfeatured and mature.  It only works in Windows IE 5.5 and above but 
degrades gracefully to a normal <textarea> field for other browsers.  The 
only installation it requires is the addition of a few lines in the theme 
files where the <textarea> is found.  It thus can be used selectively.  The 
available formating commands are customizable by text area so that you can 
have a restricted set available to non-admins, comments, etc.  I have 
installed it and used it on stories, comments, staticpages and link 

You can see it in action at the gplugs.sf.net site.  Open the submission 
editor or even the comment editor.  Many people have asked for this and I 
have already had good feedback from some of my non-technical users.  

Oh yeah it is called 'htmlarea' and is released under a bsd license.

It took me about 20 minutes to figure it out and install it on the first 
site I installed it on.  It took about 5 minutes on the second site.  It 
took a little more on the gplugs site because of theme issues with the clean 
theme, I had to figure out.

Tom Willett
tomw at pigstye.net

Tom Willett
tomw at pigstye.net

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