The TinyMCE extension provides users with an alternative to the standard VisualEditor. For example, they may want to integrate their wikis in an environment where other tools may already use TinyMCE, such as Angular, Bootstrap Django, Rails, React, Swing, Vue, Joomla and Wordpress to name a few.
TinyMCE can be used 'out of the box' by following the installation instructions below. However, for more advanced uses, developers are also given total control over the configuration of TinyMCE from LocalSettings.php. This includes the ability to have multiple editor instances on a single page (in both page view mode and in forms) with different configurations for each editor instance if desired. The extension also allows users to access TinyMCE plugins produced by Ephox or third parties.
Those looking for documentation for earlier versions will them in the following locations for versions before V1.0 and version V1.0. Instructions for advance configuration can be found here.
Planned developments include integration with Parsoid and the ability to interact intelligently with MediaWiki templates when inserting them.
To get Version 1.1 as a 'zip' file please click here.
Please note, this extension is only tested on versions from LTS 1.31, and may well not work on earlier versions. If you are using MediaWiki 1.27 or higher, add the following line to your LocalSettings.php file:
wfLoadExtension( 'TinyMCE' ); $wgTinyMCEEnabled = true;
For earlier versions, you should call the following instead ():
require_once "$IP/extensions/TinyMCE/TinyMCE.php"; $wgTinyMCEEnabled = true;
If you install this extension, It is very important you applicate this patch.
Note: The patch is not necessary for MediaWiki 1.37 or higher.
You must then elect to use TinyMCE in your 'editing' preferences.
The TinyMCE extension adds another tab to any TinyMCE-editable page, which points to "action=tinymceedit". In the vector skin, it gives this tab the name "Edit", and renames the standard "Edit" tab to "Edit source" (in whatever language the wiki is in), in the same way that the VisualEditor extension does it.
By default, all namespaces other than "Template:" and Page Forms' "Form:" namespaces are editable with TinyMCE.
Any user can get rid of TinyMCE tabs when they view pages by going to "Preferences", then clicking the "Editing" tab and deselecting the checkbox labeled "Use the TinyMCE editor to edit pages".
There are a number of buttons on the TinyMCE editor toolbar designed for use with MediaWiki. Depending on configuration, some or all of these buttons may be shown on the 'overflow' menu which can be accessed by clicking on the menu button.
|invokes a dialog for inserting or editing a link, including both "external" and "internal" (wiki page) links. If anything is selected when the button is pressed it will form the label part of the link. A link can be broken by selecting it and clicking the button. Double-clicking an existing link will invoke the link dialog on that link, allowing parameters to be changed|
|invokes a dialog which allows editing the selected content as wiki text. If nothing is selected then the whole content is inserted into the dialog. Double clicking elements that are formatted by the wiki parser (eg templates, parser functions, switches, comments) will invoke the wiki text editor on these elements.|
|invokes a dialog for uploading a file. One can upload from a local disk, from a url or just link to another file already uploaded to the wiki, depending on the permissions granted to the user. If the file is an image, a second page of the dialog allows one to set the parameters for how the file is displayed. On upload the width defaults to 300 and the format to 'thumb'. Double clicking an file embedded in the page will invoke the file upload dialog on it.|
|will toggle the display of visible placeholders for non-rendered new lines, switches, comments and on-breaking spaces.|
|will insert a non-breaking space into the content at the cursor position.|
|will insert a non rendering (single) new line into the content at the cursor position. These are used in formatting the raw wiki text but otherwise not displayed in the rendered html. If the language you use is 'right-to-left' the image on the bitton (and the visible placeholder if displayed) will be rotated around the vertical axis.|
|will insert a citation or reference into the content at the cursor position. If anything is selected when the button is pressed it will form the content of the reference. The reference is initially displayed as [[n]] in the editor. If one double clicks this placeholder the content of the reference is made available for editing in a box surrounded by a red line next to it. Double clicking the placeholder again will hide the reference content again. References can contain formatted text, but mustn't include other references. On saving, the placeholder will be replaced by the appropriate sequence number for the reference in the text.|
|will insert a comment into the content at the cursor position. If anything is selected when the button is pressed it will form the content of the comment. The comment is initially displayed as 💬 in the editor. If one double clicks this placeholder the content of the comment is made available for editing in a box surrounded by a red line next to it. Double clicking the placeholder again will hide the comment content again. Comments are plain text only. Because comments are not displayed in the rendered page, display of comment placeholders can be toggled on or off using the button.|
|invokes a dialog for inserting TinyMCE templates (see TinyMCE Templates above).|
|invokes a dialog for insert fontawesome symbols, if you have that plugin enabled. The plugin ships with the extension but isn't enabled by default. The second part of the example in Using $wgTinyMCESettings to configure the TinyMCE editor above shows the settings for doing this in LocalSettings.php.|
|Selecting the format dropdown menu, provides some mediawiki specific formats. these are:
Templates, parser functions, links etc. are displayed as they would be rendered by MediaWiki, but behind a non-editable box. Switches in the wiki text are displayed as the section character § behind a non-editable box as these are non-displayed commands to MediaWiki. Comments in the wiki text are displayed similarly as 💬. Because images are often displayed in a different location on the page to where they appear in the text, a placeholder 📷 is used to show where they are in the text. All of these placeholders can be toggled on or off using the button. To edit their wiki code, select them and double click.
If one has the right permissions, it is possible to drag and drop, or copy and paste, html content into the editor. Links in the content will be converted into wikilinks. Images in the content will be uploaded and a wiki code reference will be created in the content. If copying between TinyMCE editor windows, then the translation between html and wikitext will be preserved. If pasting into a plain text element (eg a <pre> block or a pseudo pre block created with spaces at the start of each line) the the content will be displayed as the raw html or wikitext as appropriate. It is also possible to copy content from MSWord and Adobe PDF documents although formatting may not be reproduced.
Escaping from blocks at start and end of content
When the cursor is in certain block elements, like tables, or <div> blocks at the start or end of the content, it can be difficult to exit the block structure using return on the key-pad, as <p> blocks are valid content within these elements. Using up or down arrow at the start or end of the content will create a new <p> block before or after the element currently containing the cursor.
|Select All||Ctrl+A||⌘ Command+A||core|
|Redo||Ctrl+Y / Ctrl+⇧ Shift+Z||⌘ Command+Y / ⌘ Command+⇧ Shift+Z||core|
|Header 1||Alt+⇧ Shift+1||Ctrl+⌥ Option+1||core|
|Header 2||Alt+⇧ Shift+2||Ctrl+⌥ Option+2||core|
|Header 3||Alt+⇧ Shift+3||Ctrl+⌥ Option+3||core|
|Header 4||Alt+⇧ Shift+4||Ctrl+⌥ Option+4||core|
|Header 5||Alt+⇧ Shift+5||Ctrl+⌥ Option+5||core|
|Header 6||Alt+⇧ Shift+6||Ctrl+⌥ Option+6||core|
|Paragraph||Alt+⇧ Shift+7||Ctrl+⌥ Option+7||core|
|Div||Alt+⇧ Shift+8||Ctrl+⌥ Option+8||core|
|Address||Alt+⇧ Shift+9||Ctrl+⌥ Option+9||core|
|Focus to menu bar||Alt+F9||⌥ Option+F9||core|
|Focus to toolbar||Alt+F10||⌥ Option+F10||core|
|Focus to element path||Alt+F11||⌥ Option+F11||core|
|Focus to contextual toolbar||Ctrl+F9||Ctrl+F9||core|
|Open the help dialog||Alt+0||⌥ Option+0||help|
|Insert link||Ctrl+K||⌘ Command+K||wikilink|
|Insert link||Ctrl+[||⌘ Command+[||wikilink|
|Insert link||Ctrl+]||⌘ Command+]||wikilink|
|Inser non-breaking space||Ctrl+Space||⌘ Command+Space||wikinonbreakingspace|
|Insert Reference||Ctrl+⇧ Shift+*||⌘ Command+⇧ Shift+*||wikireference|
|Toggle Fullscreen||Ctrl+⇧ Shift+F||⌘ Command+⇧ Shift+F||fullscreen|
|Insert paragraph after block||Ctrl+Return||⌘ Command+Return||wikiparser|
|Insert paragraph after block||⇧ Shift+Alt+Return||Ctrl+⌥ Option+Return||wikiparser|
This is a list of available keyboard shortcuts within the editor user interface.
|Execute command||↵ Enter / Space||↵ Enter / Space|
|Focus on next UI Element
(such as: Menu bar, Toolbar, Toolbar Group, Status Bar Item)
|Tab ↹||Tab ↹|
|Focus on previous UI Element
(such as: Menu bar, Toolbar, Toolbar Group, Status Bar Item)
|⇧ Shift+Tab ↹||⇧ Shift+Tab ↹|
|Focus next Control
(such as: toolbar button, menu, or menu item)
|→ / ↓||→ / ↓|
|Focus previous Control
(such as: toolbar button, menu, or menu item)
|← / ↑||← / ↑|
|Open menu or toolbar menu button||↓ / Space||↓ / Space|
|Open group toolbar button||Space||Space|
|Open split toolbar button||↓||↓|
|Open the popup menu on split toolbar buttons||⇧ Shift+↵ Enter||⇧ Shift+↵ Enter|
|Close submenu||← / Esc||← / Esc|
|Move focus back to editor body||Esc||Esc|
TinyMCE custom plugins
As noted in the introduction, there are a number of plugins available for use with TinyMCE. In addition to the standard set the following have been implemented in this extension:
Authors and credits
The Fontawesome plugin was created by Josh Hunt (email@example.com). The CodeMirror code editor plugin was developed by Marijn Haverbeke.
Thanks also to the team at Wikibase bv, who helped with extensive testing and encouragement to be more ambitious with the functionality.
|Diese Erweiterung ist in den folgenden Paketen und/oder WikiFarmen beinhalten: This is not an authoritative list. Some wiki farms/hosts may contain this extension even if they are not listed here. Always check with your wiki farms/hosts or bundle to confirm.|