New Video: CKEditor in WebSphere Commerce Introduction

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Content formatting for a website is probably one of the most important aspects of building a web site. The CKEditor, arguably one of the best rich text editors around, is now included in several places in the WebSphere Commerce tooling for business users.

In this video I show the new CKEditor implementation in the WebSphere Commerce Management Center tooling (for business users). I don’t dive too deeply but one thing I do show is how easily the CKEditor can be extended with plugins – one of the best features of the CKEditor and certainly one of the reasons why it is so popular. I used the plugin by Raymond Wenz which literally just gets dropped into the plugins directory with little modification. While the focus of this video isn’t the Google Map plugin I think it shows how flexible and open the CKEditor.

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CKEditor comes to the Eclipse platform!

I am not sure if this is the first time the CKEditor has been ported to the Eclipse platform but today I noticed on the Eclipse.org marketplace site there is a new plugin for editing HTML files using the CKEditor. I do know years ago we considered doing this for the Lotus Notes client. This also means if you bundle this feature with your RCP application you can also have the CKEditor!

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What I really like about the way this plugin is bundled is it actually uses the CKEditor directory structure as is. Meaning, you can enhance the editor with its own plugins if you want. Sort of like a plugin within a plugin.

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Great job to Konstantin Zaitcev for getting this done!