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TinyMCE 5.7

Release notes for TinyMCE 5.7

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Overview

TinyMCE 5.7 was released for TinyMCE Enterprise and Tiny Cloud on Wednesday, February 24 th, 2021. It includes TinyMCE 5.7 and additional changes to premium plugins. These release notes provide an overview of the changes for TinyMCE 5.7, including:

Note: This is the Tiny Cloud and TinyMCE Enterprise release notes. For information on the latest community version of TinyMCE, see: TinyMCE Changelog.

New features

The following new features were added for the TinyMCE 5.7 release.

Added support for table_column_resizing when inserting and deleting table columns

When inserting or deleting table columns, the resizing behavior will now respect the table_column_resizing option:

  • table_column_resizing: 'preservetable' - The columns will resize to fit the width of the table.
  • table_column_resizing: 'resizetable' - The table will resize to fit the width of the columns.

For information on the table_column_resizing option, see: Table plugin - table_column_resizing.

Added new font_css option

The font_css option loads the specified font CSS files into both the editable area and the webpage TinyMCE is rendered in. This is useful for ensuring that TinyMCE UI uses the correct fonts for font family examples and for content that uses those fonts, or for ensuring TinyMCE content and content outside the editor that should use the same fonts renders correctly.

For information on the font_css option, see: Content Appearance - font_css.

Enhancements

The following enhancements were made for the TinyMCE 5.7 release.

Changes to notifications and popups when the editor is blocked

Notifications opened with the Notifications API will now remain visible when the editor’s progress state is set to true using the TinyMCE setProgressState() API. Additionally, popups within the editor (such as context menus and inline dialogs) will now be closed while the editor’s progress state is set to true.

For information on:

Table widths are now retained when copying and pasting tables

Tables copied to the clipboard when using the table plugin will now correctly retain the width of each column. Additionally, the table width will be correctly adjusted to account for the copied column widths.

Improved behavior when using lists plugin on mixed content

The lists plugin has been updated to improve toggling lists on content containing:

  • Multiple blocks of text.
  • Combinations of existing lists and blocks of text.

Media live embeds now support video and audio elements

The media_live_embeds option now supports rendering live embeds of audio and video elements while editing content. The elements can now also be resized without having to open a dialog to manually change the size.

For information on the media_live_embeds option, see: Media plugin - media_live_embeds.

Enhanced TableModified event data

The TableModified event now contains additional data which specifies whether the table structure, style, or both were modified.

For information on the TableModified event, see: Table plugin - Events.

Added IPv6 URI parsing support

The TinyMCE URI API now supports parsing IPv6 URLs. This enhancement was a community contribution by dev7355608.

For information on the URI API, see: URI.

Additional enhancements

TinyMCE 5.7 introduces the following minor enhancements:

  • Added a new ImageUploader API to simplify uploading image data to the configured images_upload_url or images_upload_handler.
  • Added an Oxide variable to define the container background color in fullscreen mode.
  • Added Oxide variables for setting the toolbar background colors for inline and sticky toolbars.
  • Added a new AfterProgressState event that is fired after editor.setProgressState calls complete.
  • Changed the advlist plugin to log a console error message when the list plugin isn’t enabled.
  • Changed the z-index of the setProgressState(true) throbber so it does not hide notifications.
  • Changed the type signature for editor.selection.getRng() incorrectly returning null.
  • Changed some SaxParser regular expressions to improve performance.

Accompanying Premium Plugin changes

The following premium plugin updates were released alongside TinyMCE 5.7.

Advanced Tables 1.0.2

The TinyMCE 5.7 release includes an accompanying release of the Advanced Tables premium plugin.

Advanced Tables 1.0.2 fixes an issue where the TableModified event was not fired when sorting a table.

For information on the TableModified event, see: Table plugin - Events.

Mentions 2.2.1

The TinyMCE 5.7 release includes an accompanying release of the Mentions premium plugin.

Mentions 2.2.1 provides the following bug fixes:

  • Fixed hover cards not being visible in fullscreen mode.
  • Fixed hover card not positioned correctly if the editor has scrolled.

For information on the Mentions plugin, see: Mentions plugin.

PowerPaste 5.4.1

The TinyMCE 5.7 release includes an accompanying release of the PowerPaste premium plugin.

PowerPaste 5.4.1 fixes an issue where file extensions with uppercase characters were treated as invalid.

For information on the PowerPaste plugin, see: PowerPaste plugin.

Spell Checker Pro 2.3.0

The TinyMCE 5.7 release includes an accompanying release of the Spell Checker Pro premium plugin.

Spell Checker Pro - New features

Spell Checker Pro 2.3.0 provides the following new features:

New Spell Checker Pro API

Spell Checker Pro 2.3.0 includes a new API with the following methods:

  • addIgnoredWords
  • getLanguage
  • setLanguage

For information on the Spell Checker Pro API, see: Spell Checker Pro - APIs.

New Spell Checker Pro Commands

Spell Checker Pro 2.3.0 includes the following new commands:

  • mceSpellcheckEnable
  • mceSpellcheckDisable
  • mceSpellcheckDialog
  • mceSpellcheckDialogClose

For information on the Spell Checker Pro Commands, see: Spell Checker Pro - Commands.

New Spell Checker Pro Event

Spell Checker Pro introduces a new SpellcheckerLanguageChanged event which is fired when the active language is changed.

For information on the Spell Checker Pro Events, see: Spell Checker Pro - Events.

Spell Checker Pro - Enhancements

Spell Checker Pro 2.3.0 provides the following enhancements:

The spellchecker_ignore_list option now accepts arrays of words for specific languages

Spell Checker Pro 2.3.0 introduces enhancements to the spellchecker_ignore_list (formerly spellchecker_whitelist, see: The spellchecker_whitelist option has been renamed).

It is now possible to specify arrays of words for specific languages to be ignored by the Spell Checker Pro plugin using the spellchecker_ignore_list option, see: Spell Checker Pro - spellchecker_ignore_list.

Spell Checker Pro - Bug fixes

Spell Checker Pro 2.3.0 provides the following bug fixes:

  • Fixed a bug where it was possible to open multiple instances of the spellchecker dialog.
  • Fixed a regression that caused errors to be thrown if the editor was destroyed while spellchecking.
  • Fixed an issue where the spellchecker would incorrectly check content inside of special elements such as style.

For information on the Spell Checker Pro plugin, see: Spell Checker Pro.

Accompanying Premium Skins and Icon Packs changes

The TinyMCE 5.7 release includes an accompanying release of the Premium Skins and Icon Packs.

Premium Skins and Icon Packs - New features

A new bootstrap icon pack is now available that provides Bootstrap icons for TinyMCE.

For information on using premium skins and icon packs, see: Premium Skins and Icon Packs.

Premium Skins and Icon Packs - Bug fixes

The Premium Skins and Icon Packs release includes the following bug fixes:

  • Fixes an issue where the Snow skin had a transparent inline and sticky toolbar, as well as a transparent toolbar in fullscreen mode.
  • Fixes an issue where the Snow skin special characters and emoticons dialog icons disappeared on hover.

For information on using premium skins and icon packs, see: Premium Skins and Icon Packs.

Accompanying Premium self-hosted server-side component changes

The TinyMCE 5.7 release includes accompanying changes affecting the TinyMCE self-hosted services for the following plugins:

  • The Enhanced Media Embed plugin (mediaembed)
  • The Image Tools plugin (imagetools)
  • The Link Checker plugin (linkchecker)
  • The Spell Checker Pro plugin (tinymcespellchecker)

The Java server-side components (ephox-spelling.war, ephox-hyperlinking.war, and ephox-image-proxy.war) have been updated to version 2.102.

This version upgraded and replaced internal dependencies to provide upstream bug fixes and smaller .war archives.

For information on:

General bug fixes

TinyMCE 5.7 provides fixes for the following bugs:

  • Fixed codesample highlighting performance issues for some languages.
  • Fixed an issue where cell widths were lost when merging table cells.
  • Fixed col elements incorrectly transformed to th elements when converting columns to header columns.
  • Fixed a number of table operations not working when selecting 2 table cells on Mozilla Firefox.
  • Fixed a memory leak by backporting an upstream Sizzle fix.
  • Fixed table width style was removed when copying.
  • Fixed focus lost while typing in the charmap or emoticons dialogs when the editor is rendered in a shadow root.
  • Fixed corruption of base64 URLs used in style attributes when parsing HTML.
  • Fixed the order of CSS precedence of content_style and content_css in the preview and template plugins. content_style now has precedence.
  • Fixed an issue where the image dialog tried to calculate image dimensions for an empty image URL.
  • Fixed an issue where scope attributes on table cells would not change as expected when merging or unmerging cells.
  • Fixed the plugin documentation links in the help plugin.
  • Fixed events bound using DOMUtils not returning the correct result for isDefaultPrevented in some cases.
  • Fixed the “Dropped file type is not supported” notification incorrectly showing when using an inline editor.
  • Fixed an issue with external styles bleeding into TinyMCE.
  • Fixed an issue where parsing malformed comments could cause an infinite loop.
  • Fixed incorrect return types on editor.selection.moveToBookmark.
  • Fixed the type signature for editor.selection.setCursorLocation() incorrectly allowing a node with no offset.
  • Fixed incorrect behavior when editor is destroyed while loading stylesheets.
  • Fixed figure elements incorrectly splitting from a valid parent element when editing the image within.
  • Fixed inserting multiple rows or columns in a table cloning from the incorrect source row or column.
  • Fixed an issue where new lines were not scrolled into view when pressing Shift+Enter or Shift+Return.
  • Fixed an issue where list elements would not be removed when outdenting using the Enter or Return key.
  • Fixed an issue where file extensions with uppercase characters were treated as invalid.
  • Fixed dialog block messages were not passed through TinyMCE’s translation system.

Deprecated features

The following features have been deprecated with the release of TinyMCE 5.7:

The spellchecker_whitelist option has been renamed

With the release of TinyMCE 5.7, the spellchecker_whitelist option has been renamed to spellchecker_ignore_list.

For information on the spellchecker_ignore_list option, see: Spell Checker Pro - spellchecker_ignore_list.

Known issues

This section describes issues that users of TinyMCE 5.7 may encounter and possible workarounds for these issues.

Outline

Row sorting not working for tables with colgroup elements

Issue: This issue affects the row sorting functionality provided by the Advanced Tables plugin. If a row sort is performed on a table containing colgroups, the editor will return invalid HTML.

Workaround: For existing or pasted tables containing colgroup elements, there was no known workaround at the time of the release. To prevent colgroups being added to new tables created using TinyMCE, set the table_use_colgroups option to false (false by default).

Upgrading to the latest version of TinyMCE 5

The procedure for upgrading to the latest version of TinyMCE 5 depends on the deployment type.

Upgrading Tiny Cloud

Tiny Cloud provides the latest enterprise version of TinyMCE. For information on configuring Tiny Cloud, see: the Cloud deployment guide.

Upgrading TinyMCE Self-hosted manually

To upgrade to TinyMCE 5.7 using a manually downloaded package:

  1. Backup the tinymce/ directory so any customizations can be restored after the upgrade.

    Customizations for TinyMCE are typically stored in the following directories:

     tinymce/
     ├── icons/
     ├── langs/
     ├── plugins/
     ├── skins/
     │   ├── content/
     │   └── ui/
     └── themes/
    
  2. Download the latest version of TinyMCE.

    • For the TinyMCE Community Version, download tinymce_<VERSION>.zip from Get TinyMCE - Self-hosted releases, where <VERSION> is the latest version of TinyMCE.
    • For the TinyMCE Enterprise Version, download the TinyMCE Enterprise Bundle from Tiny Account > Downloads. The downloaded file will be named enterprise_latest.zip.
  3. Extract the downloaded .zip file to a temporary location.
  4. (If required) Install the latest language packs from Get TinyMCE - Language Packages.
  5. Copy customizations to the new tinymce/ directory. Ensure that only custom changes are added the new tinymce/ directory, such as:

    • Custom icons packs
    • Custom plugins
    • Custom skins
    • Custom themes
  6. Delete the existing tinymce/ directory and replace with the new tinymce/.

Note: To simplify the upgrade process to future versions of TinyMCE:

  1. Host the TinyMCE customizations outside of the tinymce/ directory.
  2. Update your TinyMCE configuration as required:

    • Set the location of content CSS customizations using content_css.
    • Set the location of custom plugins using external_plugins.
    • Set the location of custom icon packages using icons_url instead of icons.
    • Set the location of custom localization packages using language_url instead of language.
    • Set the location of custom skin packages using skin_url instead of skin.
    • Set the location of custom themes using theme_url instead of theme.

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