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= Textile Editor Helper v0.3
Textile Editor Helper is a plugin for Ruby on Rails to add a Textile toolbar above textareas
This version of Textile Editor Helper is a fork of the code found at to allow for use with the form_for method.
== Dependency
To use Textile Editor Helper you must be using either the Prototype or jQuery JavaScript libraries. If using Prototype, the Textile Editor Helper starts up on the 'dom:loaded' custom event. If using jQuery, it uses the $(document).ready() method.
== To use Textile Editor Helper
Directions to get the helper up and running for your install:
1. run rake textile_editor_helper:install
2. for the textarea(s) that you want to add the TEH toolbar to replace the text area tag with:
<% form_for(:user, :url => user_path(@user), :html => { :method => :put }) do |f| %>
<%= f.textile_editor :description %>
<% end %>
<%= form_tag :controller => "users", :action => "edit", :id => %>
<%= textile_editor :user, "website" %>
<%= textile_editor_tag 'description', :description -%>
**just like writing a text area tag, same options**
3. at the end of your form put in the following code:
<%= textile_editor_initialize -%> **Important!**
4. save your view and check it out
== Simple vs. Extended
TEH has a built-in mode to show only a sub-selection of available tags called simple. Currently the 'simple' tags are: bold, underline, italic, strikethrough. To create a text area that will only use the 'simple' tags create your text area with the following code:
<%= textile_editor 'object', 'field', :simple -%>
== To modify Textile Editor Helper
Most of the options that you might want to modify (e.g. access keystroke or whether a tag is available in simple) are found in textile_editor_config.js. Pretty straightforward.
== More Info on Textile
To learn more about Textile check out: Textism, & Textile Reference,
== More Info on slate
slate is the CMS in development at West Virginia University that led to the development of Textile Editor Helper. Learn more at:
== License
Textile Editor Helper is released under the MIT license.
= Credits
Textile Editor Helper was created by Dave Olsen (Javascript) and Chris Scharf (Ruby/Rails) of West Virginia University Web Services (
= Inspired by
Patrick Woods, &
Alex King,
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