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RailsTinyMCE - A Rich Text Editor for rails

TinyMCE is a javascript rich text editor. It is easy to integrate with blogs, cms, messages and mailers.

Plugin uses jrails(jQuery) and Paperclip plugin for image & media upload support


  • Provides Rich Text Editor
  • Customisable TinyMCE plugins
  • Easy to integrate
  • Supports Image upload & insert
  • Supports Media upload & Youtube embed
  • TODO: Document upload plugin


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'rails_tinymce'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install rails_tinymce


rails g tiny_migration
rake db:migrate

Dependency Gems

  • paperclip git://
  • respond_to_parent git://
  • will_paginate git://


  • In your layout add following lines
<%= javascript_include_tag :defaults %>
<%= javascript_include_tiny_mce_if_used %>
<%= tiny_mce if using_tiny_mce? %>
  • Inside controller class on top add following lines
uses_tiny_mce(options: AppConfig.default_mce_options, only: [:new, :edit])

This AppConfig.default_mce_options is in config/initializers/tiny_mce_plus_config.rb, you could change the setting there

  • In your view add class mceEditor to text_area Then append the following to the text area you want to transform into a TinyMCE editor.
:class => :mceEditor
  • Install file lists
rake rails_tiny_mce:install

This will create following files:

      |-- controller
        |-- attachments_controller.rb
      |-- helpers
        |-- remote_link_renderer.rb
      |-- models
        |-- print.rb
        |-- video.rb
      |-- views
        |-- attachments
           |-- _show_attachment_list.html.erb
      |-- initializers
        |-- tiny_mce_plus_config.rb
      |-- images
        |-- tiny_mce
      |-- javascripts
        |-- tiny_mce

You may custom the config in tiny_mce_plus_config.rb.

Attention Note:

  • Do not put \<p> \</p> around the textarea.
  • If you are using old will_paginate plugin, change the url_for to url_option in remote_link_renderer.rb
  • If you are using gem "will_paginate", "~> 3.0.pre2" you need changes in app/helpers/remote_link_renderer.rb class RemoteLinkRenderer < WillPaginate::LinkRenderer to class RemoteLinkRenderer < WillPaginate::ViewHelpers::LinkRenderer

Example use:

  • Create CRUD for post

    rails g scaffold post title:string text:description

  • Run Migrations

    rake db:migrate

  • Add following line to posts_controller.rb

    uses_tiny_mce(:options => AppConfig.default_mce_options, :only => [:new, :edit])

  • Open /views/posts/_form.html.erb

  • Modifiy following line

    <%= f.text_area :description %> to <%= f.text_area :description, :class => :mceEditor %>


  • How to get image from post body
#Add imagepath method in post model
def imagepath
  match = body.match(/img src="(.+)" border/)
  $1 if match

And use post.imagepath to get url of image embeded in post content


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake test to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at[USERNAME]/rails_tinymce. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.