Chapter 6: Working with Editors and Media


Working with the TinyMCE editor

Creating content without a WYSIWYG editor

Using the Joomla! Media Manager

Adding media to your site

To create attractive and useable articles in Joomla!, you need to have an understanding of the various editor and media management options. Joomla! provides several article-editing tools to facilitate content creation. The system is bundled with a very good WYSIWYG editor, TinyMCE, but if you prefer to work without an editor, you can also create content directly in HTML with only a text editor interface.

In addition to the editing tools, Joomla! is also bundled with a Media Manager that enables you to easily add and manage the media files on your website directly from your browser. By using the editors in conjunction with the Media Manager, you can add images or other files to your articles quickly and easily, as I explain later in this chapter.

Working with the Editor Options in Joomla!

Joomla! comes with three content editor options: the TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor, the CodeMirror code editor, and a plain text editor. The editors range in functionality, from a Microsoft Word–type environment with buttons to speed up common tasks, to a simple text field where users can manually enter their own formatting commands. Different choices are right for different types of users. In this section I discuss the various editor options and the use for which each is best suited.

WYSIWYG is an acronym for

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