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For each user of the website a very important element is its editor and administrators of the project so to choose it is not so easy, despite the huge number of them. The problem lies in the defects, omissions and “glitches” similar to Joomla components. We will try to analyze all the pros and cons of the editors of this popular CMS system.

First you need to choose the editor which suits you best. What does it mean?

If you are a novice user Joomla website, then first of all you need an easy and intuitive interface, clear and large buttons and a detailed description thereof. In addition, you are advised to check first with a particular product before its introduction into the system, because then you may experience compatibility issues with other extensions. No matter how you tried to choose the ideal design, you’ll need to change code inside, that is to use the HTML editor, and for this it needs to be code changes that have not all editors like the convenience of using the internal code and insert tags.

If you are an experienced site administrator, you may not need the visual editor at all, but I would advise to use it, as in this case, increases the speed in General. In addition, for such users, there are many different solutions – you can edit the code not on the website and in a text editor and then paste the already existing code in the system. Anyway, anyone convenient to use the solution that will be optimal for their work, so look at the most popular Joomla editors.
TinyMCE
Built originally in the system component during the installation appears when editing articles. There is support for editing the source code and visual editor. In General a good solution, but there are a number of disadvantages: adds unnecessary tags, special characters, which subsequently need to be removed. In addition, editing of materials in the pop-up window is not very convenient, there is no full syntax highlighting, etc. If you have just installed Joomla, or first encountered the editor’s choice, you can use this extension – at the same time learn what the pros and cons exist. But I would advise you to install the following components (one of them).

Overall rating: SUGGEST, BUT NOT ALL!
JCE editor
Undoubtedly, this editor is one of the most popular due to its versatility and good performance. But as the old component, it does not have enough comfortable clearance of the syntax, so to edit the HTML code will be more difficult than in the usual text editor. Among other things, the JCE editor has all the necessary elements, such as editors – visual and source code, very convenient to install separate plugins and extensions through the component itself in the administrative panel, and he has the full support of the forum. If you take into account ease of use and its comfort, this extension will be suitable for all – from beginner to Pro. Sometimes that changes the format of the font, add tags , etc., but overall – one of the best solutions in its field.

Overall rating: RECOMMEND!
JCK Editor
Most probably, an adequate component for editing Joomla content, as it supports full syntax highlighting of HTML code (although if you install the plugin, and some users it is not needed!). In addition to useful features like visual editor and changing the code directly, it has additional options, which can be downloaded from the website of the manufacturer. The main difference of this component is to support Bootstrap, which affects the speed of page loading, and the introduction of foreign styles as for the editor, and website in General. For me it is the absolute leader among editors in Joomla, but, unfortunately, he was not working in all browsers the same way – there can be problems when adding material in the source, so try to keep article before saving it. To do this, just need to press a key on the keyboard – first CTRL + A and then CTRL +C.

Overall rating: RECOMMEND to EVERYONE!
CKEditor
Full version of the editor, almost “bug-free”, which means to edit the code of HTML is not required. Many settings inside the component allows you to set certain parameters and more to them not to return. Absolutely free solution to download!

Overall rating: RECOMMEND to EVERYONE!

The results:

Each of the editors Joomla have flaws, and to correct them is very difficult, so try to choose one component and adjust the code to him, because after re-install other extensions to make it will be much harder – no one likes to do double work.

Editor
Convenience
Functionality
The cost

TinyMCE
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+++
FREE

JCE editor
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FREE

JCK Editor
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FREE

CKEditor
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FREE