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Shootout at the WYSIWYG Corral - Drupal

by Jeff Diecks
October 2, 2010

Purpose of Session:
Select the best editor, available through the WYSIWYG Module, for common content entry tasks in Drupal.

CKeditor and TinyMCE emerged as the leading contenders following initial evaluation of a batch of nine candidates. During this session, we asked for other suggested criteria from the attendees in order to declare a final winner. The list of suggested criteria included:

  • Inline Image Handling
  • Teaser Breaks
  • Insert <HR> tags
  • Cross-browser compatibility
  • Treatment of tabs in content
  • Special character handling
  • Insert comments into source code

Though the editors offer similar, robust feature sets and can get the job done, TinyMCE wins by a narrow margin when evaluated against the overall list of criteria.

Who is the presentation for?

  • Content Editors looking to publish Rich Text elements within their Drupal site.
  • Site Builders attempting to select a WYSIWYG editor.
  • Frustrated Developers looking for common causes of WYSIWYG problems in Drupal.



Meet team member, Jeff Diecks

A veteran of the web publishing and sports media industries, Jeff draws on more than 13 years of Drupal experience and his extensive project management, business analysis, process improvement, and site building skills to help Mediacurrent’s clients succeed.