ExpressionEngine

2.11.9 User Guide

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Rich Text Editor Module Control Panel

Control Panel Location: Add-Ons ‣ Modules ‣ Rich Text Editor

This page allows you to configure ExpressionEngine’s built-in Rich Text Editor (RTE).

General Preferences

Enable the Rich Text Editor

If “Yes”, the Rich Text Editor will be applied to any Channel Fields of the Textarea (Rich Text) fieldtype. If “No”, the field will appear as a normal textarea instead.

Note

If using the Multiple Site Manager, this preference is per-site.

Default Toolset

Determines which Toolset will be shown for any member that has not specifically chosen one in Rich Text Editor Preferences.

Note

If using the Multiple Site Manager, this preference is per-site.

Toolsets

This section allows you to create, edit, enable, disable and delete Toolsets. Each Toolset listed will be available (unless it is disabled) to all members of your ExpressionEngine installation, even across Multiple Site Manager sites.

Creating a Toolset

  • Click the Create a New Toolset button and the Toolset Editor will appear.
  • Enter a Toolset Name.
  • Drag and drop the desired Tools from the Available Tools box into the This Toolset box. You can move multiple Tools at once by clicking on each Tool to highlight it, then dragging one of the highlighted tools.
  • Click Submit to save your changes.

Editing a Toolset

  • Click a Toolset’s name to open the Toolset Editor.
  • Modify the Toolset Name if desired.
  • Drag and drop Tools to and from the Available Tools or This Toolset box as desired. You can move multiple Tools at once by clicking on each Tool to highlight it, then dragging one of the highlighted tools.
  • Click Submit to save your changes.

Enabling and Disabling Toolsets

To enable or disable a Toolset, click the desired action under the Status column.

A disabled Toolset will not appear as a choice to members, but can still be referred to by ID. This is useful in combination with the Channel Form’s rte_selector= and rte_toolset_id= parameters, for example.

Deleting a Toolset

Simply click the Delete link for the desired Toolset.

Tools

This section lists the Tools that are currently installed and allows you to enable or disable them. Disabled Tools will not appear as part of any Toolset.

See ExpressionEngine RTE tools API for information on developing your own Tools.