Best AJAX Text Editors


TinyMCE is a platform independent web based Javascript HTML WYSIWYG editor control released as Open Source under LGPL by Moxiecode Systems AB. It has the ability to convert HTML TEXTAREA fields or other HTML elements to editor instances. TinyMCE is very easy to integrate into other Content Management Systems.

YUI Rich Text Editor

The Rich Text Editor is a UI control that replaces a standard HTML textarea; it allows for the rich formatting of text content, including common structural treatments like lists, formatting treatments like bold and italic text, and drag-and-drop inclusion and sizing of images. The Rich Text Editor's toolbar is extensible via a plugin architecture so that advanced implementations can achieve a high degree of customization.


CKEditor is a text editor to be used inside web pages. It's a WYSIWYG editor, which means that the text being edited on it looks as similar as possible to the results users have when publishing it. It brings to the web common editing features found on desktop editing applications like Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.


markItUp! is a JavaScript plugin built on the jQuery library. It allows you to turn any textarea into a markup editor. Html, Textile, Wiki Syntax, Markdown, BBcode or even your own Markup system can be easily implemented.


NicEdit is a Lightweight, Cross Platform, Inline Content Editor to allow easy editing of web site content on the fly in the browser. NicEdit Javascript integrates into any site in seconds to make any element/div editable or convert standard textareas to rich text editing.


A free cross-browser WYSIWYG editor that's packed with every rich-text editing feature you need to make your content management system that much better. Setting up openWYSIWYG is so easy, you can quickly turn any textare> into a powerful WYSIWYG editor with just a few simple lines of code.


WYMeditor is a web-based WYSIWYM (What You See Is What You Mean) XHTML editor (not WYSIWYG). WYMeditor's main concept is to leave details of the document's visual layout, and to concentrate on its structure and meaning, while trying to give the user as much comfort as possible (at least as WYSIWYG editors).


Web based rich text editor that lets people create rich, formatted text through a web form. It is absolutely free for personal and commercial use.

jwysiwyg -WYSIWYG jQuery Plugin

This plugin is an inline content editor to allow editing rich HTML content on the fly. It's an alternative to WYMeditor with much less features. With a small file size less than 26Kb total and only 18Kb of code and 7Kb packed, the main concept is to keep it simple, not all users need font coloring or create tables, just the basic.

RTE (Rich Text Editor ASP.NET Control)

The key feature of the RTE is to support WYSIWYG along with the following generic feature set below. The key goal has been to encapsulate all the complex functionality of web based rich text editing into a single control.


Where is WMD editor at?

ajax != javascript

And where is the FTBEditor and FCKEditor?

Thanks for the create editors, I will try to use some new editors in my next cms projects. very helpful !!

"And where is the FTBEditor and FCKEditor?"

CKEditor is the new name for FCKEditor when latest version came out

We've been looking for an alternative to FckEditor and this page has delivered it right to our eyeballs. Thanks, AJL!

hey, thanks for sharing this list of editors,
this page is a true blessing for me ;)

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