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React JS Froala WYSIWYG Editor

react-froala-wyswiyg provides React bindings to the Froala WYSIWYG editor VERSION 2.

Installation

npm install react-froala-wysiwyg --save

Usage

1. Install the React component.

npm install react-froala-wysiwyg react --save

2. Require and use Froala Editor component inside your application.

var React = require('react');
var ReactDOM = require('react-dom');

// Require Editor JS files.
require("froala-editor/js/froala_editor.pkgd.min.js");
require("froala-editor/css/froala_editor.pkgd.min.css");

// Require Font Awesome.
require('font-awesome/css/font-awesome.css');

var FroalaEditor = require('react-froala-wysiwyg');

// Include special components if required.
// var FroalaEditorView = require('react-froala-wysiwyg/FroalaEditorView');
// var FroalaEditorA = require('react-froala-wysiwyg/FroalaEditorA');
// var FroalaEditorButton= require('react-froala-wysiwyg/FroalaEditorButton');
// var FroalaEditorImg = require('react-froala-wysiwyg/FroalaEditorImg');
// var FroalaEditorInput = require('react-froala-wysiwyg/FroalaEditorInput');

// Render Froala Editor component.
ReactDOM.render(<FroalaEditor tag='textarea'/>, document.getElementById('editor'));

3. Make sure you have the right Webpack settings for loading the CSS files, Font Awesome and jQuery.

var webpack = require("webpack");

module.exports = {
  module: {
    loaders: [
      {
        test: /\.jsx$/,
        loader: 'babel',
        query: {
          cacheDirectory: true,
          presets: ['react','es2015', 'stage-2']
        }
      }, {
        test: /\.css$/,
        loader: "style-loader!css-loader?root=."
      },
      {
        test: /\.woff(\?v=\d+\.\d+\.\d+)?$/,
        loader: "url?limit=10000&mimetype=application/font-woff"
      }, {
        test: /\.woff2(\?v=\d+\.\d+\.\d+)?$/,
        loader: "url?limit=10000&mimetype=application/font-woff"
      }, {
        test: /\.ttf(\?v=\d+\.\d+\.\d+)?$/,
        loader: "url?limit=10000&mimetype=application/octet-stream"
      }, {
        test: /\.eot(\?v=\d+\.\d+\.\d+)?$/,
        loader: "file"
      }, {
        test: /\.svg(\?v=\d+\.\d+\.\d+)?$/,
        loader: "url?limit=10000&mimetype=image/svg+xml"
      }
    ]
  },
  resolve: {
    modulesDirectories: ['node_modules']
  },
  plugins: [
    new webpack.ProvidePlugin({
      $: "jquery",
      jQuery: "jquery"
    })
  ]
};

Pass properties to the wrapping DOM element

<FroalaEditor
  tag='textarea'
  config={this.config}
  model={this.state.model}
  onModelChange={this.handleModelChange}
/>

tag attr is used to tell on which tag the editor is initialized.

There are special tags: a, button, img, input. Do not use them in FroalaEditor component. To initialize the editor on a special tag, use FroalaEditorA, FroalaEditorButton, FroalaEditorImg and FroalaEditorInput components.

Options

You can pass editor options as component attribute (optional).

config={this.config}

You can pass any existing Froala option. Consult the Froala documentation to view the list of all the available options:

config: {
  placeholderText: 'Edit Your Content Here!',
  charCounterCount: false
}

Aditional option is used:

  • immediateReactModelUpdate: (default: false) This option updates the React model as soon as a key is released in the editor. Note that it may affect performances.

Events and Methods

Events can be passed in with the options, with a key events and object where the key is the event name and the value is the callback function.

options: {
  placeholder: "Edit Me",
  events : {
    'froalaEditor.focus' : function(e, editor) {
      console.log(editor.selection.get());
    }
  }
}

Using the editor instance from the arguments of the callback you can call editor methods as described in the method docs.

Froala events are described in the events docs.

Model

The WYSIWYG HTML editor content model.

model={this.state.model}

Two way binding:

getInitialState: function() {
  return {model: 'Example text'};
},

handleModelChange: function(model) {
  this.setState({model: model});
},

// ...

<FroalaEditor
  model={this.state.model}
  onModelChange={this.handleModelChange}
/>

To achieve one way binding and pass only the initial editor content, simply do not pass onModelChange attribute.

Use the content in other places:

<input value={this.state.model}/>

Special tags

You can also use the editor on img, button, input and a tags:

<FroalaEditorImg
  config={this.config}
/>
<FroalaEditorButton
  config={this.config}
/>
<FroalaEditorInput
  config={this.config}
/>
<FroalaEditorA
  config={this.config}
/>

The model must be an object containing the attributes for your special tags. Example:

getInitialState: function() {
  return {model: {src: 'path/to/image.jpg'}};
},

The model will change as the attributes change during usage if you use two way binding and pass onModelChange function.

  • The model can contain a special attribute named innerHTML which inserts innerHTML in the element: If you are using 'button' tag, you can specify the button text like this:
getInitialState: function() {
  return {content: {innerHTML: 'Click Me'}};
},

As the button text is modified by the editor, the innerHTML attribute from buttonModel model will be modified too.

Specific option for special tags

  • reactIgnoreAttrs: (default: null) This option is an array of attributes that you want to ignore when the editor updates the froalaModel:

    config: {
    reactIgnoreAttrs: ['class', 'id']
    },

Manual Instantiation

Gets the functionality to operate on the editor: create, destroy and get editor instance. Use it if you want to manually initialize the editor.

onManualControllerReady={this.handleManualController}

handleManualController: function(initControls) {
  //...
}

The object received by the function will contain the following methods:

  • initialize: Call this method to initialize the Froala Editor
  • destroy: Call this method to destroy the Froala Editor
  • getEditor: Call this method to retrieve the editor that was created. This method will return null if the editor was not yet created

Displaying HTML

To display content created with the froala editor use the FroalaEditorView component.

<FroalaEditor
  model={this.state.content}
  onModelChange={this.handleModelChange}
/>
<FroalaEditorView
  model={this.state.content}
/>

License

The react-froala-wyswiyg project is under MIT license. However, in order to use Froala WYSIWYG HTML Editor plugin you should purchase a license for it.

Froala Editor has 3 different licenses for commercial use. For details please see License Agreement.

Development environment setup

If you want to contribute to react-froala-wyswiyg, you will first need to install the required tools to get the project going.

Prerequisites

Install dependencies

$ npm install

Build

$ npm run build

Run Demo

$ npm run demo