WYMeditor is an open source web-based WYSIWYM editor with semantics and standards in mind. The WYM-part stands for "What You Mean" compared to the more common "What You See Is What You Get".
WYMeditor is different from the traditional editors because we are 100% focused on providing a simple experience for users that separates the content of their document from the presentation of that document. We focus on enforcing web standards and separating a document's structure (HTML) from its presentation (CSS). Your users won't know and shouldn't care about HTML, but when they need consistent, standards-compliant, clean content, they'll thank you.
There are lots of choices when it comes to a browser-based editor and many of them are stable, mature projects with thousands of users. If you need an editor that gives total control and flexibility to the user (not you, the developer), then WYMeditor is probably not for you. If you want an editor that you can customize to provide the specific capabilities your users need, and you want users focused on the structure of their content instead of tweaking fonts and margins, you should give WYMeditor a try.
Want to see what WYMeditor can do? Try the WYMeditor examples right now.
These examples run the bleeding edge code and give you a good idea of what WYMeditor can do.
WYMeditor requires a version of jQuery between 1.3.0 and 1.9.1. First ensure that your page includes jQuery.
Note: If a version of jQuery at or above 1.8.0 is used, WYMeditor also requires jQuery Migrate. Ensure that your page also includes jQuery Migrate after jQuery is included.
Download the Version 1.0.0b5 archive from the release page and extract the contents to a folder in your project.
wymeditor/jquery.wymeditor.min.jsfile on your page using this script. This file will pull in anything else that's required.
Now use the
wymeditor()function to select one of your
textareaelements and turn it in to a WYMeditor instance. eg. if you have a
textareawith the class
Note: You'll probably want to do this initialization inside a
If you'd like to receive the valid XHTML your editor produces on form submission, just add the class
wymupdateto your submit button.
<input type="submit" class="wymupdate" />
More examples with different plugins and configuration options can be found in
WYMeditor is compatible with:
- IE: 7, 8, 9 and 10
- Firefox: LTS and latests two major versions
- Opera: Latest version
- Safari: Latest version
- Google Chrome: Latest two major versions
- Versions 1.3.X to 1.7.X
- Version 1.8.x to 1.9.X when you include jquery-migrate
Contributing to WYMeditor
Our documentation uses the Sphinx documentation tool.
The source lives in the
docs/ folder and every pull requests that isn't just
fixing a bug must come with documentation.
You can see the current documentation at wymeditor.readthedocs.org.
To maintain quality, WYMeditor includes both a Qunit unit test suite and a Selenium2 test suite. You are encouraged to run both of them, with all tests passing in all supported browsers. If that's ever not the case, please file a bug so we can fix it!
All of the following instructions assume you've already retrieved a copy of the source, using git like so:
git clone git://github.com/wymeditor/wymeditor.git
Unit Tests vs Selenium Tests
The unit test suite covers the vast majority of required tests and can be
quickly run by anyone with a copy of the source code either from the command
line or in a browser. For the majority of behavior, a unit test will suffice.
Unfortunately, there are cases where browser behavior can't be simulated in a
unit test (these primarily involve testing browser-specific input handling and
execCommand behavior). To test these issues, a Selenium test is required.
Running Unit Tests
Read the documentation on Testing WYMeditor.
Running Selenium Tests
Install the Selenium 2 python bindings, roughly following these installation instructions. The specific version of the python Selenium bindings and the nose testing framework we require are defined in a pip requirements file located at
wym_selenium/requirements.txt. To install these, we recommend that you first create an isolated python virtualenv:
$ mkdir -p ~/.virtualenvs $ virtualenv ~/.virtualenvs/wym
Then use pip to install the requirements:
(wym)$ cd /path/to/wymeditor (wym)$ pip install -r selenium_requirements.txt
To run the Selenium tests, you'll first need to serve the
srcdirectory with a web server. If you have python installed, then you can simply open a terminal and run:
$ cd /path/to/wymeditor $ make testserver
You'll need to keep this terminal open when running the tests.
Then you can use make once again (in another terminal) to actually run the tests:
$ source ~/.virtualenvs/wym/bin/activate (wym)$ cd /path/to/wymeditor (wym)$ make selenium
Read about Building WYMeditor
- Documentation: wymeditor.readthedocs.org
- Forum: http://community.wymeditor.org
- Issue tracking: https://github.com/wymeditor/wymeditor/issues
- Official branch: https://github.com/wymeditor/wymeditor
Copyright (c) 2005 - 2013 Jean-Francois Hovinne, Dual licensed under the MIT (MIT-license.txt) and GPL (GPL-license.txt) licenses.