Drupal 8 WYSIWYG Editor at DrupalCon Portland

DrupalCon Portland

When Drupal 8 launches sometime in early 2014, one of the many new features built into the core will be a WYSIWYG editor.

In our teaching experience, the lack of a WYSIWYG editor has been the most common user complaint about Drupal.

I attended a session today by Nathan Haug, one of the key people behind making this a reality.

  1. You’ll be able to turn off the editor, but it defaults to on when you first install Drupal.
  2. The editor used will be CKEditor which provides many robust, features including in-line editing, and is a good fit for the Drupal way of doing things.
  1. Although not ready yet, full image management will be built into the editor! The lack of good media management was actually mentioned by Dries during the keynote as the feature he most wantedin Drupal. This media management will be based on Views so you can change how the images are presented to user.
  2. The available features of the editor will be managed through text styles and permissions.

Watch the Drupal 8 WYSIWYG Editor presentation

Drupal’s new wysiwyg editor for filtered text

Drupal's new wysiwyg editor

Drupal’s new wysiwyg editor for full text

Drupal 8 wysiwyg editor - full html

This is a huge leap for Drupal and it looks like its going to be an excellent implementation.

Nathan was careful to point out that it’s not finished. Because the editor doesn’t really have a lot of dependencies, they’ll be able to add features all the way until code freeze.

Drupal 8 promises to be a fantastic upgrade to Drupal. The WYSIWYG editor is just one of the new features.


  • Rod Martin

    Rod holds two masters degrees and has been training people how to do "things" for over 25 years. Originally from Australia, he grew up in Canada and now resides just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. He has worked in both the non-profit and for-profit worlds, in small companies and large corporations. His extensive open source experience includes WordPress, Joomla and Drupal and he really knows how to help you get the most out of the system you chose. Rod plays ice hockey a couple of times a week and rides his Goldwing motorcycle pretty much everywhere he can.

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Nate Haug
Nate Haug
11 years ago

I found this post while looking for the video recording, which is available at [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dlh602DcW-A]http://www.youtube.com/watc…[/url] for those who missed it. WYSIWYG in D8 is going to be great. Thanks for the post!

11 years ago

Wonderful, thanks indeed Nate. I’ve added the embed code for the video here also and thanks for the presentation!

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