Monday, 11 February 2019

6 Most Wanted WYSIWYG HTML Editor Open Source

Code editor are basically in two kinds which are WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) and Simple text-based HTML editors, WYSIWYG has recently replaced the Simple text-based HTML editor due to it graphical interface, it is more of picture and easier to understand over the years, with WYSIWYG you can build a website without any programming language whatsoever.

As I have mentioned earlier that WYSIWYG HTML editor has more advantages over the text-based editors. You can build a website even as a novice, all you just have to do is drag and drop the required items into the editor and when you are OK with your modification you just need to copy the code from the editor. The essence of this article is to provide some source where you can find WYSIWYG HTML editor as to find a good WYSIWYG HTML editor is not that easy per say.

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Most Wanted WYSIWYG HTML Editor Open Source

1. Pell

Pell is a small size WYSIWYG editor which is about 1.38 kb in size you may come across.

This editor offers you some basic functionalities which includes headings, bold, italic, lists, quotes, links and not excluding images. Other features it offers also include superscripts, subscripts and font size and name. When you are done writing and formatting your content with the Pell editor it displays the HTML code of the content which you can copy and paste into your blog, website or even page and you are good to go.

– It is a smallest and lightest WYSIWYG
– It has no dependencies
– It is easily customizable

–It is not a fancy HTML editing
– The Images are only through links

Haven seen the features presented by this HTML editor and mostly it light weight when compared with other code editor, you check out Pell.

Try out Pell here


With OpenWYSIWYG editor you can turn any <textarea> into OpenWYSIWYG’s robust WYSIWYG editor by just copying and pasting few lines of code. OpenWYSIWYG is a cross browser text editor which is coded with mostly JavaScript.

The UI and editing options of this code editor is user friendly as it provides user with drop-down menu which makes the usability of the editor so easy even for beginners. It has many formatting options and also enhanced colour picker with about 216 web colours to select from and also a very powerful table formatting tool which you may think of.

Another thing that may interest you about this code editor is that you can also view the raw HTML code and make some possible adjustment if the needs arise.

– It has a very Powerful Editing Environment
– It is very Intuitive and Easy to use UI
–Provides users with Colour Picker and extensive Table editing options


–It has not updated in a few years

As OpenWYSIWYG is written in Javascript I believe it will work with any other web programming language and if you are searching for something more advanced than Pell you can equally give it a trial.

OpenWYSIWYG Demo available here

3. TinyMCE (Community Edition)
This is one of the most used WYSIWYG editors in the world. It is completely in JavaScript and also offers an UI and experience like other word processors.

TinyMCE comes in a bunch of options, the Community Editor is free and open-source one which any body can download and make use of. It has all the basic editing options like formatting text, lists, tables and also some image editing options.

The developer of this wonderful editor has made the price model depending on your numbers of users, the more users you have the higher the payment. Some of the premium features include uploading and managing all your files from Google Drive or Microsoft Azure instead of your server, support for extensions, spelling checker, link checker and also premium technical support.

– It has Extension Support
– It has File Management
– Technical Support is provided
– IDE-style code editor for HTML

– Price tag
– It is not fully open source

With the easy integration of TinyMCE, user-friendly User Interface and also technical support, so therefore it is an editor you have to give a trial. They offer a 1-month free trial for their Pro model which you can always check out!

Try TinyMCE Demo here

4. Jodit

Here come another reliable fast and lightweight WYSIWYG editor that you can easily embed your code and start editing your page. Its size is about 100 KB which makes it a light weight editor. It is written in Javascript that is to say that you do not require any dependencies or libraries to run this code editor.

Just like other WYSIWYG editors Jodit has a very good user-friendly UI, with options like copying and pasting an image and also drag and drop. With this editor you can also attach YouTube or Vimeo Videos via a link or embed them.

One of the features you will like about Jodit is that it comes with an ACE editor out of the box and with a single button, you can switch between the actual code and the preview mode. You can adjust directly in the code or just copy and paste it on your website.

– Lightweight, No Libraries required to run
– Drag & Drop options presents
– ACE editor out of the box included
Option for Technical Support (Paid)

Jodit is one of the best easy visual WYSIWYG editing as well as adjusting through the raw code. If you have a basic knowledge in HTML, you may decide to give Jodit a trial.

Try Jodit Playground

5. Summernote

Here is another WYSIWYG editor built on jQuery and based on Bootstrap. Since has Bootstrap supported that is, you can make use of all supported styles and themes on your editor from Bootswatch.

This editor is wonderful clean and with very easy UI which gives you the ability to even edit out or even add formatting options according to your requirement. With With Summernote’s Air-mode, you can even hide the whole toolbar and edit your document on the fly which is really convenient. Along with all the basic formatting options, drag & drop, image copy/paste, it also automatically converts all images to base64, so you do not have to implement image handling at all.

One of the feature of Summernote that I like most is the hardworking team of developers behind it who are always listening to the community and adding in new changes e.g. support for plugins, a lite or vanilla version of Summernote which doesn’t require Bootstrap.

– Minimum Learning Curve
– It provides Air Mode for on the fly editing
– It Support Bootstrap 3.x.x to 4.x.x
– View and edit in HTML present

– No plugin support is required
– It requires Bootstrap

Haven seen all the wonderful features of Summernote you may decide to give it a trial

Try Summernote Demo

6. Froala

Last but not he editor is Froala, it is a wonderful WYSIWYG editor written in Javascript. It is one of the most popular editors which most developers use for making designs for their works because of its easy integration and clean design

There are more than 30 plugins which include an advanced image editor, emoticons, spell checker, and it’s easy to even create your own plugin. All the tools can also be accessed in line with the inline editor which is extremely convenient.

Like TinyMCE, Froala also comes in a lot of flavors, but even the free version consists of all the features. The only difference is that you won’t be getting the full source code and technical support.

– It is a Lightweight Powerful editor
– Inline editing feature
– Plethora of plugins feature

– It is not great for mobile hybrid app/website

Froala is fast and lightweight with a beautiful UI but yet manages to provides all the necessary features one might be looking for in a WYSIWYG HTML editor. If you are very pleasant without the source code and support, the free version will serve you just fine, else you else you can go ahead and purchase the premium version

Demo: Try Froala live here

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So these were some of the best open source WYSIWYG HTML editors that you can use today. Which are you picking or which one do you already use? Let us know in the comment section below.

These are some of the most wanted (best) open source WYSIWYG HTML editors that you can utilize today. If you have encounter other editor you can share it with the community member by using the comment section and also tell us how it works for you.


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