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Checklist plugin

Add checklists to your content.

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Note: This plugin is only available for paid TinyMCE subscriptions.

The Checklist plugin helps the user keep track of all required actions by creating a simple, clean, and easy to use TODO list.

Try our Checklist demo

In the TinyMCE editor, checklists are presented as lists with small checkboxes beside the list items. After the item has been completed, a small tick or check mark is drawn in the box by clicking on it.

Creating a Checklist

Perform the following steps to create a checklist:

  1. Place the cursor in the desired location within the TinyMCE editor.
  2. Click the Checklist icon(Checklist icon) on the toolbar or the checklist menu item. A checkbox will be added in the desired location.
  3. Type in the first item and press Enter to add another item in the list.
  4. To check items by adding a check mark to them, click on the checkbox next to the desired item from this list.


A checklist will be created. If some items were selected, a check mark will appear in the adjacent checkbox.

Toggling checklist items

The state of the check marks of checklist items can be toggled to be empty or checked. This is done by clicking the checkbox. If using the keyboard, the check marks can be toggled by placing the cursor on the desired Checklist item and pressing the Ctrl+Enter (Command+Enter if you are a Mac user) key combination.

Basic setup

To use the Checklist plugin, add checklist and lists to the plugins list and checklist to the toolbar, such as:

  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to your HTML
  plugins: 'lists checklist',
  toolbar: 'checklist'

Note: The Checklist plugin has to be used together with the Lists plugin to work.


To make the checklists look correct make sure to include this css on your page:

.tox-checklist > li:not(.tox-checklist--hidden) {
  list-style: none;
  margin: 0.25em 0;
  position: relative;
.tox-checklist > li:not(.tox-checklist--hidden)::before {
  content: url("data:image/svg+xml;charset=UTF-8,");
  cursor: pointer;
  height: 1em;
  margin-left: -1.5em;
  margin-top: 0.125em;
  position: absolute;
  width: 1em;
.tox-checklist li:not(.tox-checklist--hidden).tox-checklist--checked::before {
  content: url("data:image/svg+xml;charset=UTF-8,");

Toolbar buttons

The Checklist plugin provides the following toolbar buttons:

Toolbar button identifier Description
checklist Creates a checklist.

These toolbar buttons can be added to the editor using:

Menu items

The Checklist plugin provides the following menu items:

Menu item identifier Default Menu Location Description
checklist Not Applicable Creates a checklist.

These menu items can be added to the editor using:

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