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A highly configurable WYSIWYG HTML editor with hundreds of features, from creating rich text content with captioned images, videos, tables, media embeds, emoji or mentions to pasting from Word and Google Docs and drag&drop image upload.

Supports a broad range of browsers, including legacy ones.

CKEditor 4 screenshot

Getting started

Using npm package

npm install --save ckeditor

Use it on your website:

This is the editor content.

Using CDN

Load the CKEditor 4 script from CDN:

This is the editor content.

Integrating with Angular, React and Vue.js

Refer to official usage guides for the


Manual download

Visit the CKEditor 4 download section on the CKEditor website to download ready-to-use CKEditor 4 packages or to create a customized CKEditor 4 build.


  • Over 500 plugins in the Add-ons Repository.
  • Pasting from Microsoft Word, Excel and Google Docs.
  • Drag&drop image uploads.
  • Media embeds to insert videos, tweets, maps, slideshows.
  • Powerful clipboard integration.
  • Content quality control with Advanced Content Filter.
  • Extensible widget system.
  • Custom table selection.
  • Accessibility conforming to WCAG and Section 508.
  • Over 70 localizations available with full RTL support.

Browser support

| IE / Edge
IE / Edge | Firefox
Firefox | Chrome
Chrome | Chrome
Chrome (Android) | Safari
Safari | iOS Safari
iOS Safari | Opera
Opera | | --------- | --------- | --------- | --------- | --------- | --------- | --------- | | IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11, Edge| latest version| latest version| latest version| latest version| latest version| latest version

Find out more in the Browser Compatibility guide.

Working with the

Attention: The code in this repository should be used locally and for development purposes only. We do not recommend using it in a production environment because the user experience will be very limited.

Code installation

There is no special installation procedure to install the development code. Simply clone it to any local directory and you are set.

Available branches

This repository contains the following branches:

  • master
    – Development of the upcoming minor release.
  • major
    – Development of the upcoming major release.
  • stable
    – Latest stable release tag point (non-beta).
  • latest
    – Latest release tag point (including betas).
  • release/A.B.x
    ) – Release freeze, tests and tagging. Hotfixing.

Note that both

are under heavy development. Their code did not pass the release testing phase, though, so it may be unstable.

Additionally, all releases have their respective tags in the following form:

, etc.



folder contains some examples that can be used to test your installation. Visit CKEditor 4 Examples for plenty of samples showcasing numerous editor features, with source code readily available to view, copy and use in your own solution.

Code structure

The development code contains the following main elements:

  • Main coding folders:
    • core/
      – The core API of CKEditor 4. Alone, it does nothing, but it provides the entire JavaScript API that makes the magic happen.
    • plugins/
      – Contains most of the plugins maintained by the CKEditor 4 core team.
    • skin/
      – Contains the official default skin of CKEditor 4.
    • dev/
      – Contains some developer tools.
    • tests/
      – Contains the CKEditor 4 tests suite.

Building a release

A release-optimized version of the development code can be easily created locally. The

script can be used for that purpose:
> ./dev/builder/

A "release-ready" working copy of your development code will be built in the new

folder. An Internet connection is necessary to run the builder, for the first time at least.

Testing environment

Read more on how to set up the environment and execute tests in the CKEditor 4 Testing Environment guide.

Reporting issues

Use the CKEditor 4 GitHub issue page to report bugs and feature requests.


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