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CKEditor 5

Replaces the default Strapi WYSIWYG editor with a customized build of CKEditor 5 packed with useful plugins

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CKEditor 5 for Strapi

Integrates CKEditor 5 into your Strapi project as a fully customizable custom field. (Unofficial integration)

👋 Get Started

✨ Features

  • Media library integration
  • Supports responsive images
  • Supports Strapi's theme switching with the possibility to define your own theme
  • Supports i18n for content and user's preferred language for UI
  • Few predefined editor configs with the possibility to add your owns
  • Possible to add new plugins

🔧 Installation


  • Inside your Strapi app, add the package:
npm install @_sh/strapi-plugin-ckeditor

or

yarn add @_sh/strapi-plugin-ckeditor
  • Then run build:
npm run build

or

yarn build

⚙️ Configuration


The plugin is based on Strapi's custom fields and CKEditor dll build

Plugin configuration should be defined in the /config/ckeditor.txt file.

It's highly recommended to explore the official ckeditor documentation

Content from ckeditor.txt will be passed into a script tag through the initialization process.

📂 Default configs: admin/src/components/Input/CKEditor/configs

📂 Default theme: admin/src/components/Input/CKEditor/theme

ckeditor.txt example:

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globalThis.CKEditorConfig = {

    /* By default configs and theme
    objects will be spread with
    default configs and theme
    these two properties specified below
    allow you to redefine
    default objects completely: */

    //configsOverwrite:true,
    //themeOverwrite:true,

    /* Here you can redefine default configs
    or add completely new ones.
    Each config includes: 
    "styles", "field" and "editorConfig" properties.
    Property "field" is required. */

    configs:{
        toolbar:{
            // styles:``,
            // field:{},
            // editorConfig:{}
        },
        custom:{
            
            /* Styles for this specific editor.
            This will be passed into the editor's parent container. */

            styles:`
            //     --ck-focus-ring:3px dashed #5CB176;

            //     .ck.ck-content.ck-editor__editable {
            //       &.ck-focused:not(.ck-editor__nested-editable) {
            //         border: var(--ck-focus-ring) !important;
            //       }
            //     }
            //     .ck.ck-content.ck-editor__editable.ck-rounded-corners.ck-editor__editable_inline.ck-blurred{
            //       min-height: 400px;
            //       max-height: 400px;
            //     }
            //     .ck.ck-content.ck-editor__editable.ck-rounded-corners.ck-editor__editable_inline.ck-focused{
            //       min-height: 400px;
            //       max-height: 1700px;
            //     }
            `,

            /* Custom field option */
            field: {
                key: "custom",
                value: "custom",
                metadatas: {
                  intlLabel: {
                    id: "ckeditor5.preset.custom.label",
                    defaultMessage: "Custom version",
                  },
                },
            },
            /* CKEditor configuration */
            editorConfig:{
                /* All available built-in plugins
                you can find in admin/src/components/Input/CKEditor/configs/base.js */
                plugins: [
                    CKEditor5.autoformat.Autoformat,
                    CKEditor5.basicStyles.Bold,
                    CKEditor5.basicStyles.Italic,
                    CKEditor5.essentials.Essentials,
                    CKEditor5.heading.Heading,
                    CKEditor5.image.Image,
                    CKEditor5.image.ImageCaption,
                    CKEditor5.image.ImageStyle,
                    CKEditor5.image.ImageToolbar,
                    CKEditor5.image.ImageUpload,
                    CKEditor5.indent.Indent,
                    CKEditor5.link.Link,
                    CKEditor5.list.List,
                    CKEditor5.paragraph.Paragraph,
                    CKEditor5.pasteFromOffice.PasteFromOffice,
                    CKEditor5.table.Table,
                    CKEditor5.table.TableToolbar,
                    CKEditor5.table.TableColumnResize,
                    CKEditor5.table.TableCaption,
                    CKEditor5.strapiPlugins.StrapiMediaLib,
                    CKEditor5.strapiPlugins.StrapiUploadAdapter,
                  ],

                  /* By default, for plugin's UI will use
                  the language defined in this file
                  or the preferred language from strapi's user config
                  and 'en' as a fallback.
                  language.ui -> preferred language -> 'en' */

                  /* For content it will use language based on i18n (if! ignorei18n)
                  or language.content defined here
                  and it will use UI language as a fallback.
                  ignorei18n ? language.content : i18n; -> language.ui */

                  language:{
                    // ignorei18n: true,
                    // ui:'he',
                    // content:'he'
                  },
                  toolbar: [
                    'heading',
                    '|',
                    'bold', 'italic', 'link', 'bulletedList', 'numberedList',
                    '|',
                    'strapiMediaLib', 'insertTable',
                    '|',
                    'undo', 'redo'
                  ],
                  heading: {
                    options: [
                      { model: 'paragraph', title: 'Paragraph', class: 'ck-heading_paragraph' },
                      { model: 'heading1', view: 'h1', title: 'Heading 1', class: 'ck-heading_heading1' },
                      { model: 'heading2', view: 'h2', title: 'Heading 2', class: 'ck-heading_heading2' },
                      { model: 'heading3', view: 'h3', title: 'Heading 3', class: 'ck-heading_heading3' },
                      { model: 'heading4', view: 'h4', title: 'Heading 4', class: 'ck-heading_heading4' },
                    ]
                  },
                  image: {
                    toolbar: [
                      'imageStyle:inline',
                      'imageStyle:block',
                      'imageStyle:side',
                      '|',
                      'toggleImageCaption',
                      'imageTextAlternative'
                    ]
                  },
                  table: {
                    contentToolbar: [
                      'tableColumn',
                      'tableRow',
                      'mergeTableCells',
                      '|',
                      'toggleTableCaption'
                    ]
                  }
            }
        }
    },

    /* Here you can customize the plugin's theme.
    This will be passed as "createGlobalStyle". */
    theme:{
        // common:``,
        // light:``,
        // dark:``,
        // additional:``
    }

}

If you use the default (local) upload provider you should specify a url property in the config/server.js in order to get the full URL on uploaded files eg:

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module.exports = ({ env }) => ({
  url: env("PUBLIC_URL", "http://localhost:1337"),
  host: env('HOST', '0.0.0.0'),
  port: env.int('PORT', 1337),
  app: {
    keys: env.array('APP_KEYS'),
  },
});

In order to display some content from an external source on your admin side you should configure your middlewares.js check the docs about this

How to add plugins


Markdown plugin example

  • Inside your app:
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yarn add @ckeditor/ckeditor5-markdown-gfm

or

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npm install @ckeditor/ckeditor5-markdown-gfm
  • your-app/src/admin/app.js
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import ckeditor5Dll from "ckeditor5/build/ckeditor5-dll.js";
import ckeditor5MrkdownDll from "@ckeditor/ckeditor5-markdown-gfm/build/markdown-gfm.js";


const config = {};

const bootstrap = (app) => {};

export default {
  config,
  bootstrap,
};
  • your-app/config/ckeditor.txt
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globalThis.CKEditorConfig = {
    configs:{
        markdown:{
            field: {
                key: "markdown",
                value: "markdown",
                metadatas: {
                  intlLabel: {
                    id: "ckeditor.preset.markdown.label",
                    defaultMessage: "Markdown version",
                  },
                },
            },
            editorConfig:{
                placeholder: 'Markdown editor',
                plugins: [
                    CKEditor5.essentials.Essentials,
                    CKEditor5.autoformat.Autoformat,
                    CKEditor5.blockQuote.BlockQuote,
                    CKEditor5.basicStyles.Bold,
                    CKEditor5.heading.Heading,
                    CKEditor5.image.Image,
                    CKEditor5.image.ImageCaption,
                    CKEditor5.image.ImageStyle,
                    CKEditor5.image.ImageToolbar,
                    CKEditor5.image.ImageUpload, 
                    CKEditor5.indent.Indent,
                    CKEditor5.basicStyles.Italic,
                    CKEditor5.link.Link,
                    CKEditor5.list.List,
                    CKEditor5.mediaEmbed.MediaEmbed,
                    CKEditor5.paragraph.Paragraph,
                    CKEditor5.table.Table,
                    CKEditor5.table.TableToolbar,
                    CKEditor5.sourceEditing.SourceEditing, 
                    CKEditor5.strapiPlugins.StrapiMediaLib,
                    CKEditor5.strapiPlugins.StrapiUploadAdapter,
                    CKEditor5.markdownGfm.Markdown,
                    CKEditor5.basicStyles.Code, 
                    CKEditor5.codeBlock.CodeBlock,
                    CKEditor5.list.TodoList,
                    CKEditor5.basicStyles.Strikethrough,
                    CKEditor5.horizontalLine.HorizontalLine
                ],
                toolbar: {
                    items: [
                        'heading',
                        '|',
                        'bold',
                        'italic',
                        'strikethrough',
                        'link',
                        '|',
                        'bulletedList',
                        'numberedList',
                        'todoList',
                        '|',
                        'code',
                        'codeBlock',
                        '|',
                        'uploadImage',
                        'strapiMediaLib',
                        'blockQuote',
                        'horizontalLine',
                        '-',
                        'sourceEditing',
                        '|',
                        'outdent',
                        'indent',
                        '|',
                        'undo',
                        'redo'
                    ],
                    shouldNotGroupWhenFull: true
                },
                image: {
                    toolbar: [ 'imageStyle:inline', 'imageStyle:block', 'imageStyle:side', '|', 'toggleImageCaption', 'imageTextAlternative' ]
                },
                codeBlock: {
                    languages: [
                        { language: 'css', label: 'CSS' },
                        { language: 'html', label: 'HTML' },
                        { language: 'javascript', label: 'JavaScript' },
                        { language: 'php', label: 'PHP' }
                    ]
                },
            }
        }
    }
}
  • Then rebuild your app:
npm run build

or

yarn build

🛠 Contributing


This section covers the way how to configure your environment if you want to contribute to this package.

Setting up the environment

In order to start making changes in the plugin you first need to install Strapi infrastructure on top of the plugin repository.

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npx create-strapi-app --quickstart strapi
cd strapi

By default Strapi does not create plugins folder so we need to create it.

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mkdir -p src/plugins

Now we should clone this repository so we can work on it.

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git clone git@github.com:nshenderov/strapi-plugin-ckeditor.git src/plugins/strapi-plugin-ckeditor

Let's add an entry inside ./package.json file so, we won't need to use yarn inside plugin itself.

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"workspaces": ["./src/plugins/strapi-plugin-ckeditor"]

Install dependencies:

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yarn install

Now we need to register plugin so strapi can use it. In order to do that we need to create (if not already created) ./config/plugins.js file and add entry to it.

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module.exports = ({ env }) => ({
  ckeditor5: {
    enabled: true,
    resolve: "./src/plugins/strapi-plugin-ckeditor"
  },
});

Rebuild the project and start the server:

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yarn build
yarn develop

⚠️ Requirements


Strapi v4.4.0+

Node >=14.19.1 <=18.x.x

👍 This build includes some useful plugins based on these repos so thanks to them:

https://github.com/Roslovets-Inc/strapi-plugin-ckeditor5

https://github.com/leknoppix/ckeditor5-fullscreen

https://github.com/gtomato/ckeditor5-strapi-upload-plugin

https://github.com/pshurygin/ckeditor5-font-color

Install now

npm install @_sh/strapi-plugin-ckeditor

Last updated

5 days ago

Strapi Compatibility

4.4.0 and above

Author

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nshenderov

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