WYSIWYG stands for What You See Is What You Get and in the computer world this term is mostly associated with WYSIWYG editors. These are web based editors with support for text mark-up capabilities, such as bold, italic, underline, bullet points, and more, that transform an ordinary HTML text input into a rich text editor, such as Microsoft Word.

While it's possible to think of web applications that may not require WYSIWYG-like capabilities, it still is a prominent element in most Drupal sites for areas such as forums and blogs which makes it a desired component among site builders.

An example for a WYSIWYG editor (which we will learn more about later in this chapter) is the CKEditor library that aims to ease the creation of web content ...

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