TinyMCE

TinyMCE
Developer(s)Tiny Technologies Inc.
Stable release
6.7.1 / 19 October 2023; 12 days ago (19 October 2023)
Repository
Written inTypeScript
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeHTML editor
LicenseMIT License
Websitewww.tiny.cloud

TinyMCE is an online rich-text editor released as open-source software under the MIT License. It converts HTML textarea fields, or other designated HTML elements, into editor instances.

TinyMCE is designed to integrate with JavaScript libraries such as React, Vue.js, AngularJS and Bootstrap as well as content management systems such as Joomla!, and WordPress.

Browser compatibility

TinyMCE is compatible with the following browsers

It is compatible with these browsers on any operating system that officially supports the particular browser.

As of version 6.0, released 2022-03-03, support for Internet Explorer was dropped.

API

TinyMCE includes an extensive API for custom integration.

Plugins

TinyMCE uses plugins extensively.

In versions 5 and 6 both basic and some advanced functionality is provided by open source plugins.

Both versions also have many proprietary plugins, available only by paid subscription, for further functionality.

Free and open source plugins

TinyMCE 5 ships with 41 open source plugins including:

  • Advanced List.
  • Character Map.
  • Code.
  • Directionality.
  • Print.
  • Search and Replace.
  • Word Count.

TinyMCE 6 ships with 30 open source plugins including:

  • Accordion
  • Advanced List.
  • Character Map.
  • Code.
  • Directionality.
  • Media
  • Search and Replace.
  • Word Count.

The number of shipped open source plugins differs between versions 5 and 6 because

  • several version 5 plugins — including Noneditable, Paste, Print, Table, and Text Pattern, — were incorporated into the core TinyMCE 6 code;
  • several version 5 plugins — including BBCode, Color Picker, Context Menu, Horizontal Rule, and Legacy Output — were deprecated and removed from TinyMCE 6; and
  • some version 5 plugin functionality — in particular the Spell Checker and the Paste from Microsoft Office functionality — was moved to proprietary plugins, available only by paid subscription, for use with TinyMCE 6.

Proprietary plugins

There are 18 proprietary plugins, only available from Tiny with a paid subscription, for TinyMCE 5 including:

  • Accessibility Checker.
  • Advanced Code Editor.
  • Link Checker.
  • Spell Checker Pro.

There are 27 proprietary plugins, only available from Tiny with a paid subscription, for TinyMCE 6 including:

  • Accessibility Checker.
  • Advanced Code Editor.
  • Advanced Templates.
  • Advanced Typography.
  • AI Assistant.
  • Comments.
  • Footnotes.
  • Inline CSS.
  • Link Checker.
  • Merge Tags.
  • Spell Checker Pro.

File management

TinyMCE is primarily a client-side application. It, consequently, does not include native file managers for various server technologies.

Multiple file manager solutions have been produced, including several open source file manager solutions, and at least two proprietary projects, developed by Tiny Technologies and EdSDK.

None of the open source file managers are still being developed or maintained and they are all incompatible with currently supported versions of TinyMCE.

Free and open source file managers

Open source file managers for use with TinyMCE
Project Description Compatibility Notes
Open Manager An Ajax file uploader and image gallery plugin TinyMCE 3.x The original developer closed this project some years ago and does not recommend it be used in production. No others have forked and updated the code-base.
TinyBrowser File manager featuring multiple file upload support. TinyMCE 3.x The uploader requires the, now deprecated, Adobe Flash. Also, this project has not been updated since 2011.
TinyCIMM TinyMCE CodeIgniter Media Manager: a plugin for both TinyMCE and CodeIgniter, which allows image and media file management from within TinyMCE. TinyMCE 3.x The announcement page for this project is a, now-archived, ExpressionEngine CMS forum page. Also, the demo and download page, as of 2023-02-02, returns a 404 error.
IMCE An image and file uploader and browser for rich text editors that supports personal directories and quotas. TinyMCE 3.x Being actively developed as of 2023-02 but no further updates to TinyMCE support and no support for versions of TinyMCE beyond 3.x.
PDW Media Browser A media browser with a Windows 7-style user interface. TinyMCE 3.x No longer being actively developed and no longer available from the original developer’s site because ‘it isn’t safe to use anymore.’
Responsive File Manager A file manager and image manager made with the jQuery library, CSS3, PHP and HTML5. TinyMCE 5.x, TinyMCE 4.x, and TinyMCE 3.x Released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License which requires a payment to the author for use in a commercial project or setting.

Proprietary file managers

Proprietary file managers for use with TinyMCE
Project Description Compatibility Notes
Flmngr PHP File Manager with Image Editor and Amazon S3 and Azure Blob support. TinyMCE 6.x, TinyMCE 5.x, and TinyMCE 4.x. Free for one website with up to 15 end-users. Requires a paid subscription or paid license for more features or more sites and users.
MoxieManager File and image management for TinyMCE. TinyMCE 6.x and TinyMCE 5.x. Requires a commercial TinyMCE subscription. Only provided for self-hosted TinyMCE instances.

Third-party TinyMCE plugins

Third-party TinyMCE plugins
Name Description Compatibility Notes
After the deadline A spelling, style, and grammar checking software service with a TinyMCE plugin. TinyMCE 3.x. After the Deadline (AtD) is no longer actively maintained and the hosted service has shut down. The source code is available to self-host an AtD server.
Bootstrap plugin for TinyMCE Use Bootstrap components and CSS in TinyMCE TinyMCE 5.x (using Bootstrap 4) and TinyMCE 6.x (using Bootstrap 5) Requires a paid license for use.
CodeMirror A code editor web component, available as (among other things) a TinyMCE plugin. TinyMCE 4.x, TinyMCE 5.x, and TinyMCE 6.x. Released under the open source MIT License.
N1ED Visual editor for block-by-block content creation. TinyMCE 4.x, TinyMCE 5.x, and TinyMCE 6.x. Base editor is free for one site and up to five users. Requires a paid subscription for premium features, multiple sites, and more users.
PDW Toggle Toolbars Shows and hides TinyMCE toolbars. TinyMCE 4.x. No specific licence. The source includes boilerplate permissions copied from the MIT Licence.
TextareaAI ChatGPT plugin ChatGPT copywriting plugin

for TinyMCE.

TinyMCE 4.x, TinyMCE 5.x, and TinyMCE 6.x. Free for the first 2,500 words generated by a query to the ChatGPT API. Requires a paid subscription or paid license for more words and users.
TinyMCE 6.x ChatGPT Plugin Integrates ChatGPT into TinyMCE. TinyMCE 6.x Released under the open source MIT License.

Language support

  • 36 different translations, including right-to-left support, are available for TinyMCE 5.x.x.
  • 38 different translations, including right-to-left support, are available for TinyMCE 6.x.x.

Product support

Community peer-to-peer support for TinyMCE is available on platforms such as GitHub and Stack Overflow. Product support is available when purchasing any subscription with TinyMCE.

Official support for TinyMCE 5.10 (the last version 5 release) ended on 2023-04-20.

Themes and skins

In TinyMCE, themes and skins refer to different aspects of the editor. A theme relates to the editor’s construction, while a skin make changes to the appearance of the editor.

In TinyMCE 5.x, the default theme is called Silver, and the default skin is called Oxide.

In TinyMCE 6.x the default theme is also called Silver, and the default skin is also called Oxide.

Skins for TinyMCE 5 or 6 can be created and customized with TinyMCE’s interactive skin tool.

In Version 4 of TinyMCE, the first skin tool was created and more skins were made available in the skin/plugin repository.

TinyMCE 2.x->3.x offered various ways to customize the look and feel of the editor. TinyMCE 3.x came packaged with two themes, simple and advanced, as well as 2 skins for each theme, default and o2k7.

Compressor

TinyMCE also has an optional compressor pack to reduce the overall script download footprint, in the time it takes the script to initialize. The compressor pack is available for PHP, ASPX, JSP, and CFM. A third-party Ruby on Rails compressor pack is also available.

History

TinyMCE was spun out of a content management system developed by Johan “Spocke” Sorlin and Joakim Lindkvist from their original content management system, Moxiecode Content Editor, in 2004.

Release history

Legend: Old version, not maintained Older version, still maintained Current stable version Latest preview version Future release
Version Release Date Notes
Old version, no longer maintained: 1.0 March 11, 2004
Old version, no longer maintained: 1.1 May 26, 2004
Old version, no longer maintained: 1.2 July 5, 2004
Old version, no longer maintained: 1.3 September 10, 2004
Old version, no longer maintained: 1.4 January 9, 2005
Old version, no longer maintained: 2.0 December 1, 2005
Old version, no longer maintained: 2.1 February 13, 2007
Old version, no longer maintained: 3.0 January 30, 2008
Old version, no longer maintained: 3.1 June 17, 2008
Old version, no longer maintained: 3.2 September 11, 2008
Old version, no longer maintained: 3.3 March 10, 2010
Old version, no longer maintained: 3.4 March 10, 2011
Old version, no longer maintained: 3.5 May 5, 2012
Old version, no longer maintained: 4.0 June 16, 2013 Rewrite of UI layer and editor core APIs
Old version, no longer maintained: 4.1 June 18, 2014 HTML5 Scheme support
Old version, no longer maintained: 4.2 June 25, 2015 Flat skin. Image tools for crop, resize and filters
Old version, no longer maintained: 4.3 November 25, 2015 Table column/row resize support and inline table toolbar, notifications API, APIs for creating non-editable widgets
Old version, no longer maintained: 4.4 June 30, 2016 Medium-style theme, improved image editor
Old version, no longer maintained: 4.5 November 30, 2016 Sidebar panel and insert menu UI, enhanced anchor linking, table of contents plugin
Old version, no longer maintained: 4.6 May 4, 2017 Enhanced link editing, new help plugin, dropped support for IE 8/9/10
Old version, no longer maintained: 4.7 October 3, 2017 Enhanced modern theme, new mobile theme
Old version, no longer maintained: 4.8 July 11, 2018
Old version, no longer maintained: 4.9 November 7, 2018
Old version, no longer maintained: 5.0 February 4, 2019 Completely new UI layer
Old version, no longer maintained: 5.1 October 17, 2019 All default UI components now work on mobile natively
Old version, no longer maintained: 5.2 February 3, 2020 Placeholder. New toolbar options. Accessibility enhancements.
Old version, no longer maintained: 5.3 June 11, 2020 New toolbar location default settings, moved the enabled checkmark on toggle menu items
Old version, no longer maintained: 5.4 July 23, 2020 Updates and additions to the Table plugin
Old version, no longer maintained: 5.5 October 20, 2020 TinyMCE core Typescript types are now public
Old version, no longer maintained: 5.6 December 8, 2020 New images_file_types option for customizing recognized image file extensions
Old version, no longer maintained: 5.7 February 24, 2021 Added support for table_column_resizing when inserting and deleting table columns
Old version, no longer maintained: 5.8 May 5, 2021 TinyMCE core editor update, additional changes to premium plugins, editor resize handle now controllable using the keyboard.
Old version, no longer maintained: 5.9 August 25, 2021 TinyMCE core editor update, improved table management, announces deprecation of various plugins.
Old version, no longer maintained: 5.10 October 10, 2021 TinyMCE core editor update, new API checks if a URI is safe to insert into the DOM, additional deprecation announcements.
Older version, yet still maintained: 6.0 March 3, 2022 Multiple new and changed APIs, support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 dropped, licence change: TinyMCE now released under the MIT License.
Older version, yet still maintained: 6.1 June 6, 2022 New event log API, new option to show a specified sidebar on editor launch, multiple added options and functions.
Older version, yet still maintained: 6.2 September 8, 2022 New option for specifying which non-editable elements can be format-wrapped, new option for adding search fields to toolbar menu buttons, new commercial plugins for footnotes, mail-merge fields, and typo autocorrection.
Older version, yet still maintained: 6.3.1 December 6, 2022 New option in the commercial Advanced Code editor plugin for opening said source-code editor in the edit window rather than a nested dialog box, two new API functions for selecting words from the insertion point location, new commercial plugins for generating inline css, and for formatting a document with so-called ‘smart’ typography. Also includes a fix for a cross-site scripting vulnerability, CVE-2022-23494.
Older version, yet still maintained: 6.3.2 February 22, 2023 Includes a single change: a workaround that forced stylesheets to load in outdated WebKit-based browsers was removed.
Older version, yet still maintained: 6.4.0 March 16, 2023 New tree component for use in custom dialogs; new commercial Advanced Templates plugin; new API methods; new xss_sanitization option to disable XSS sanitization; and new UI objects and options.
Older version, yet still maintained: 6.4.1 March 29, 2023 No new features; two UX bug fixes, and one UI reversion.
Older version, yet still maintained: 6.4.2 April 26, 2023 No new features; ten bug fixes.
Older version, yet still maintained: 6.5 June 13, 2023 New open source plugin, Accordion, creates expandable and collapsable document sections; updates to a dozen commercial plugins; in-application help text re-written and translated.
Older version, yet still maintained: 6.5.1 June 19, 2023 Includes two bug fixes: a regression and a Firefox-specific UX bug.
Older version, yet still maintained: 6.6 July 12, 2023 New commercial plugin, AI Assistant, which can query OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot (requires an OpenAI API key); new properties for controlling dialog box presentation, appearance, and behaviour.
Older version, yet still maintained: 6.6.1 August 02, 2023 Filtering option, pad_empty_with_br, removed in version 6.0, restored. Nine bug fixes.
Older version, yet still maintained: 6.6.2 August 09, 2023 Includes a single bug fix: An "Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read properties of null" error was corrected.
Current stable version: 6.7.0 August 30, 2023 Updates to several proprietary plugins, including Accessibility Checker, Advanced Code, Advanced Templates, AI Assistant, and Table of Contents; two new commands: InsertNewBlockBefore and InsertNewBlockAfter; UI and UX improvements; and two dozen bug fixes and changes.

See also


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