How to Replace TinyMCE with CKeditor in Elgg 1.8

TinyMCE is an online editor that is widely used in many CMS platforms. Elgg comes with TinyMCE pre-installed and it is pretty useful when it comes to add styling when you are writing a comment or when you are writing a blog entry within elgg. However sometimes TinyMCE faces problems in elgg. For example, embedding a picture using TinyMCE within elgg does not work sometimes and it is frustrating. CKeditor is a free, GPL text editor designed to simplify website content creation, and it has more features and more supported than TinyMCE. For that reason in this article I will give you a step by step guide on how to replace TinyMCE with CKeditor in elgg 1.8

Writing a blog entry with TinyMCE in elgg 1.8

Writing a blog entry with TinyMCE in elgg 1.8

1. Download the community plugin “CKeditor with Image Upload” here

2. After downloading the plugin, upload the plugin to the mod folder. If you don’t know how to do that, please read this article.

3. Log into your Elgg network as an Administration and go to the Administration Dashboard. Then go to menu “Configure -> Plugins“:

elgg admin dashboard

4. In the plugins section, look for “TinyMCE 1.8” plugin and deactivate it:

elgg deactivate tinymce

5. After deactivating TinyMCE, in the same page, look for CKeditor 3.0 plugin and activate it:

ckeditor activate

6. After that run upgrade.php. If you don’t know how to do that, please read this article

7. And that’s it, TinyMCE has been replaced with CKeditor:

using CKeditor elgg

This concludes How to replace TinyMCE with CKeditor in Elgg 1.8

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