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Ruby on Rails rich text editor
is a lightweight feature-rich

Can be added to any kind of Ruby on Rails project

The Ruby on Rails editor lets you build custom content creation and editing experiences within your application.
This integration is provided and maintained by a third-party developer.

Why use TinyMCE as
your Rails rich text

TinyMCE is a JavaScript-based rich text editor that lets you add advanced editing capabilities to your Ruby on Rails project.

Using the third-party Rails integration, 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 Ruby Gems
  • Self-host or load from the Cloud
  • Stress-free maintenance and updates
  • Free editor core with premium upgrades
  • Fully customizable UI
  • 50+ plugins for advanced content creation, collaboration and compliance
  • Easy extensibility with 400+ APIs
  • Actively maintained and improved
  • Community and professional support

Add TinyMCE as your Rails
WYSIWYG editor

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

1$ rails new myTinySite
2$ cd myTinySite/
3$ rails generate controller Welcome index
4$ nano config/routes.rb
6File: config/routes.rb
8Rails.application.routes.draw do
9  get 'welcome/index'
11  root 'welcome#index'
15File: app/views/layouts/application.html.erb
17<script src="https://cdn.tiny.cloud/1/no-api-key/tinymce/6/tinymce.min.js" referrerpolicy="origin"></script>
18 <script>
19   tinymce.init({
20     selector: '.tinymce',
21     height: 500,
22     menubar: false,
23     plugins: [
24       'a11ychecker','advlist','advcode','advtable','autolink','checklist','export',
25       'lists','link','image','charmap','preview','anchor','searchreplace','visualblocks',
26       'powerpaste','fullscreen','formatpainter','insertdatetime','media','table','help','wordcount'
27     ],
28     toolbar: 'undo redo | casechange blocks | bold italic backcolor | ' +
29       'alignleft aligncenter alignright alignjustify | ' +
30       'bullist numlist checklist outdent indent | removeformat | a11ycheck code table help'
31   });
32 </script>
35File: app/views/welcome/index.html.erb
37<%= text_area_tag :content, "Hello, World!", :class => "tinymce" %>
40$ rails server

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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 tried many other #tools and we finally decided to go with @tinymce, simply because you're the best.

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I'm beginning to love @tinymce more and more. Been exploring its features since morning...

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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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What is the best rich text editor for Rails?

TinyMCE is the best rich text editor chosen by many Ruby on Rails developers as it allows developers to modify and extend its functionality according to their specific requirements. It is an accessible, secure, and compatible editor with a rich feature set that gets updated regularly.

How to add WYSIWYG editor to Rails?

You can add WYSIWYG editor to a Rails application by following these steps:

  1. Add TinyMCE Rails to your gem file through Ruby Gems, Cloud CDN or Zip download.
  2. Create a file to configure TinyMCE options in YAML format.
  3. Add TinyMCE assets to your application through either the application.js file, or as an asset helper.
  4. Initialize TinyMCE with a Tinymce class, and a unique ID.

What is the alternative to Trix editor?

TinyMCE is a great alternative to Trix editor because you can customize it according to your requirements and has many advanced features like collaborative editing, accessibility and spell checking available.

Why should you choose TinyMCE Rails rich text editor?

Fast and easy setup, a fully customizable UI, productivity, compliance and collaboration features, and a third-party Rails integration are all great reasons to choose TinyMCE as your Rails rich text editor.

What is the price for TinyMCE Rails WYSIWYG editor?

TinyMCE and the third-party Rails framework integration are 100% free under an open source license. Advanced features and support are available at an additional cost.

Does the TinyMCE Rails 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 Rails 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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