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Node.js rich text editor is
a lightweight feature-rich

Can be added to any kind of Node.js project

The Node.js editor lets you build custom content creation
and editing experiences within your application

Why use TinyMCE as your Node.js rich text editor?

TinyMCE is a JavaScript-based rich text editor that lets you add advanced editing capabilities to your Node.js + Express project.

Using our Node.js + Express starter code snippet, take advantage of out-of-the-box features, or build your own content creation experience with virtually infinite customizations.

  • Lightweight, fast, and easy to use
  • Quick setup with NPM or Yarn
  • Self-host or load from the Cloud
  • Stress-free maintenance and updates
  • Free editor core with premium upgrades
  • Fully customizable UI
  • 50+ features for advanced content creation, collaboration and compliance
  • Easy extensibility with 400+ APIs
  • Actively maintained and improved
  • Community and professional support

Add TinyMCE as your Node.js
WYSIWYG editor

It's easy. And trusted by 1.5M+ devs.

1$ npx express-generator --git --no-view my_tinymce_app
2$ cd my_tinymce_app
3$ npm install --save tinymce
4$ npm install
6File: /path/to/my_tinymce_app/app.js
8app.use('/tinymce', express.static(path.join(__dirname, 'node_modules', 'tinymce')));
11$ nano public/javascripts/my-tinymce-config.js
13File: public/javascripts/my-tinymce-config.js
16   selector: 'textarea#my-expressjs-tinymce-app',
17   height: 500,
18   menubar: false,
19   plugins: [
20     'a11ychecker','advlist','advcode','advtable','autolink','checklist','export',
21     'lists','link','image','charmap','preview','anchor','searchreplace','visualblocks',
22     'powerpaste','fullscreen','formatpainter','insertdatetime','media','table','help','wordcount'
24   ],
25   toolbar: 'undo redo | casechange blocks | bold italic backcolor | ' +
26     'alignleft aligncenter alignright alignjustify | ' +
27     'bullist numlist checklist outdent indent | removeformat | a11ycheck code table help'
28 });
31File: public/index.html
33<!DOCTYPE html> <!-- Required for TinyMCE to function as intended -->
34 <html>
36   <head>
37     <title>TinyMCE Demo</title>
38     <link rel="stylesheet" href="/stylesheets/style.css">
39   </head>
41   <body>
42     <h1>TinyMCE Demo</h1>
43     <!-- Text area matching the selector specified in the TinyMCE configuration -->
44     <textarea id="my-expressjs-tinymce-app">Hello, World!</textarea>
45   </body>
47   <!-- Script element sourcing TinyMCE -->
48   <script type="application/javascript" src= "/tinymce/tinymce.min.js"></script>
49   <!-- Script element sourcing the TinyMCE configuration -->
50   <script type="application/javascript" src= "/javascripts/my-tinymce-config.js"></script>
51 </html>

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✨ I found out ~50% of my support tickets on remoteok.com were about Markdown issues:

- non-tech people don't understand it
- format is inconsistent
- buggy if complex like * a list with **bold text**

So I now switched to TinyMCE which is HTML: tiny.cloud

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We went from a completely custom DraftJS (now Lexical) implementation to TinyMCE and did not lose any sleep over it.

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I did a deep dive on this not long ago, TinyMCE is really the only one worth building with.

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Thanks! I tried many other tools - all open-source and came to the conclusion that many people may disagree with.

I decided to go with TinyMCE not because it's open-source but because they have a commercial license what may mean they will fix bugs and add great features faster.

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Clean copy-and-paste

  • Cleanly copy-pastes content from Word, Excel and Google Docs
  • Option to strip or preserve advanced formatting
  • Underlying HTML code doesn't break
  • 99.9% accuracy rate
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Node.js + Express editable tables

  • Advanced sorting and table functionality
  • Looks and feels like the most popular spreadsheet tools
  • Delivers familiarity combined with advanced features
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Node.js + Express HTML code editor

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  • Color syntax highlighting, search and replace, bracket matching, code folding, and multiple selections
  • Allows developers and power users to jump in and edit the code behind the content
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  • Modify images to fit content without leaving the browser
  • Replaces the need for other image editing software
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What is the best rich text editor for Node.js + Express?

TinyMCE is considered the best rich text editor for Node.js + Express by many developers because of its flexibility and ease of integration with Node.js + Express applications, frequent updates, and easy-to-integrate features. It has a wide range of formatting options, support for file upload and media handling, and is easily customizable.

How to add text editor to Node.js + Express?

In order to add text editor to Node.js + Express, install TinyMCE's Node.js + Express text editor through NPM, configure the App.js file with TinyMCE, create a JavaScript that configures TinyMCE with options and features, update the index.html file to include the TinyMCE script and a textarea, and then create Node.js + Express server to serve the HTML

Why should you choose TinyMCE Node.js + Express rich text editor?

Fast and easy setup, a fully customizable UI, productivity, compliance and collaboration features are all great reasons to choose TinyMCE as your Node.js + Express rich text editor.

What is the price for TinyMCE Node.js + Express WYSIWYG editor?

TinyMCE and its Node.js framework integration are available for free under the terms of our open source license. Advanced features and support are available under one of our commercial license plans.

Does the TinyMCE Node.js + Express rich text editor have copy and paste functionality?

Yes. TinyMCE has a feature called PowerPaste, which retains formatting and cleans the HTML copied from Word, Excel and Google Docs with 99.9% accuracy.

Does the TinyMCE Node.js + Express rich text editor have text formatting and styling functionality?

Yes. TinyMCE has all of the features your users would expect from any word processor-type tool.

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