A radically powerful Text-Editor/Wysiwyg editor for Angular.js! Create multiple editor instances, two-way-bind HTML content, watch editors for changes and more!
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textAngular v1.5.16

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Demo is available at: http://www.textangular.com (Or editable Plunkr Demo)

Upgrading From 1.2.2 or earlier

To upgrade from version 1.2.2 or earlier you need to follow these steps:

  1. The styling for textAngular is now in the dist/textAngular.css file, you will need to include this or a copy of it with your own modifications.
  2. The rangy library is now required, you will need both the rangy-core and rangy-selectionsaverestore modules, alternatively you can include the compressed version (textAngular-rangy.min.js) in the dist folder


  1. AngularJS1.3.x
  2. Rangy1.3.x, Both rangy-core and rangy-selectionsaverestore are required. (There is a minified combination of these two included in the dist folder)
  3. Font-Awesome4.x for the default icons on the toolbar
  4. Bootstrap3.x for the default styles (Can use bootstrap-css-only, you must add this to your bower or include this manually)
  5. NOTE: please check the requirements for earlier releases, if these are an issue.

Where to get it

NOTE: Our textAngular-sanitize.js and angular.js's angular-sanitize.js are the SAME file, you must include one or the other but not both. We highly recommend using textAngular-sanitize.js as it loosens some parts of the sanitizer that are far too strict for our uses and adds some more features we need.

Via Bower:

Run bower install textAngular from the command line. Include script tags similar to the following:

<link rel='stylesheet' href='/bower_components/textAngular/dist/textAngular.css'>
<script src='/bower_components/textAngular/dist/textAngular-rangy.min.js'></script>
<script src='/bower_components/textAngular/dist/textAngular-sanitize.min.js'></script>
<script src='/bower_components/textAngular/dist/textAngular.min.js'></script>

Via NPM:

Run npm install textangular from the command line. Include script tags similar to the following:

<link rel='stylesheet' href='/node_modules/textangular/dist/textAngular.css'>
<script src='/node_modules/textangular/dist/textAngular-rangy.min.js'></script>
<script src='/node_modules/textangular/dist/textAngular-sanitize.min.js'></script>
<script src='/node_modules/textangular/dist/textAngular.min.js'></script>

Install using commonjs (eg componentjs, Webpack, Browserify):

angular.module('myModule', [require('angular-sanitize'), require('textAngular')]);

Optionally, install textAngular-sanitize.min.js by requiring it BEFORE requring textAngular:

angular.module('myModule', [require('textAngular')]);

For CSS support with Webpack, install the style-loader, css-loader (and postcss-loader) and configure the loader in your webpack.config.js similar to the following:

loaders: [
  {test: /\.css$/, loader: 'style!css!postcss'}


Include script tags similar to the following:

<script src='http://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/textAngular/1.5.0/textAngular-rangy.min.js'></script>
<script src='http://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/textAngular/1.5.0/textAngular-sanitize.min.js'></script>
<script src='http://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/textAngular/1.5.0/textAngular.min.js'></script>

Via jsDelivr:

Include script tag similar to the following: (For details on how this works see: https://github.com/jsdelivr/jsdelivr#load-multiple-files-with-single-http-request)

<script src='http://cdn.jsdelivr.net/g/angular.textangular@1.5.0(textAngular-rangy.min.js+textAngular-sanitize.min.js+textAngular.min.js)'></script>

Via Github

Download the code from https://github.com/fraywing/textAngular/releases/latest, unzip the files then add script tags similar to the following:

<link rel='stylesheet' href='/path/to/unzipped/files/dist/textAngular.min.css'>
<script src='/path/to/unzipped/files/dist/textAngular-rangy.min.js'></script>
<script src='/path/to/unzipped/files/dist/textAngular-sanitize.min.js'></script>
<script src='/path/to/unzipped/files/dist/textAngular.min.js'></script>


  1. Include (rangy-core.js and rangy-selectionsaverestore.js) or textAngular-rangy.min.js in your project using script tags
  2. Include textAngular-sanitize.js or textAngular-sanitize.min.js in your project using script tags
  3. Include (textAngularSetup.js and textAngular.js) or textAngular.min.js (textAngularSetup.js is included inside textAngular.min.js)
  4. Add a dependency to textAngular in your app module, for example: angular.module('myModule', ['textAngular']).
  5. Create an element to hold the editor and add an ng-model="htmlVariable" attribute where htmlVariable is the scope variable that will hold the HTML entered into the editor:
<div text-angular ng-model="htmlVariable"></div>


<text-angular ng-model="htmlVariable"></text-angular>

This acts similar to a regular AngularJS / form input if you give it a name attribute, allowing for form submission and AngularJS form validation.

Have fun!

Important Note: Though textAngular supports the use of all attributes in it's input, please note that angulars ng-bind-html WILL strip out all of your style attributes if you are using angular-sanitize.js.

For Additional options see the github Wiki.


textAngular uses execCommand for the rich-text functionality. That being said, its still a fairly experimental browser feature-set, and may not behave the same in all browsers - see http://tifftiff.de/contenteditable/compliance_test.html for a full compliance list. It has been tested to work on Chrome, Safari, Opera, Firefox and Internet Explorer 8+. If you find something, please let me know - throw me a message, or submit an issue request!


  1. Toolbar shows up with some being blank instead of icons
    You need to include font-awesome on your page or nothing will show up.
  2. Youtube Insert embeds a <img> tag and aren't showing the video.
    The problems with iFrames are that they are a security risk so the sanitizer by default strips them out. Instead of changing the sanitizer to allow iFrames we use a placeholder for youtube videos which has the added advantage of allowing you to edit their size and placement in the editor. To display the youtube videos when you aren't in the editor use the following html: <div ta-bind ng-model="data.htmlcontent"></div>. This invokes our custom renderers to convert the <img> tags back into the youtube video you expect.
  3. But I want to use Youtube outside of angular
    You'll have to apply the renderers manually, see comment in issue #469 for details.
  4. IE Is automatically converting typed links to <a href...> tags
    This is a known issue with IE, to prevent this run the following javascript after page load: document.execCommand("AutoUrlDetect", false, false). See #475 for details.
  5. Error "textAngular Error: An editor with the name already exists" occurs
    See Issue #240 for specific details on why this occurs and how to resolve it.

Developer Notes

When checking out, you need a node.js installation, running npm install and then bower install will get you setup with everything to run the unit tests and minification. All changes should be done in the src folder, running grunt compile to compile the app or use grunt watch to compile the files as you save them. When you are ready to create A PR check that grunt passes without errors and you have created tests for your feature if necessary.


It is possible to override the toolbar by using a decorator in the module's .config block. Simply set the taOptions.toolbar to an array of arrays comprised of button names. Each array of button names represents a button group. The default toolbar can be represented like so:

  taOptions.toolbar = [
      ['h1', 'h2', 'h3', 'h4', 'h5', 'h6', 'p', 'pre', 'quote'],
      ['bold', 'italics', 'underline', 'strikeThrough', 'ul', 'ol', 'redo', 'undo', 'clear'],
      ['justifyLeft', 'justifyCenter', 'justifyRight', 'indent', 'outdent'],
      ['html', 'insertImage','insertLink', 'insertVideo', 'wordcount', 'charcount']

New buttons can be created using taRegisterTool. Examples can be found inside demo/static-demo.html


This project is licensed under the MIT license.


Special thanks to all the contributions thus far!

For a full list see: https://github.com/fraywing/textAngular/graphs/contributors