The React Rich Text Editor is a feature-rich WYSIWYG HTML editor and WYSIWYG Markdown editor. The Rich Text Editor is widely used to create blogs, forum posts, notes sections, support tickets (incidents), comment sections, messaging applications, and more. The control provides an efficient user interface for a better editing experience with mobile support. It has a variety of tools to edit and format rich content and returns valid HTML markup or Markdown (MD) content. It allows users to insert images, links, tables, and lists with modular architectures.
The React Rich Text Editor component can be used as a WYSIWYG HTML editor. It allows users to view and edit content as HTML markup and to view the HTML source using the
Code View icon.
The React Rich Text Editor component can be used as a React WYSIWYG Markdown Editor. It allows the content to be in the markdown format. The typed markdown syntax content can be previewed using a third-party plugin.
Makes the inline HTML editor to show up when you click or select the content in an editable area.
The React Rich Text Editor supports Iframe editing with customized Iframe attributes. It also easily changes the appearance of Iframe editor’s content when using external CSS and script files.
The WYSIWYG HTML editor toolbar provides a variety of commands for editing and formatting the content. You can format text, paragraphs, insert images, insert hyperlinks, insert tables, insert lists, etc. The tool commands are grouped together based on related functionality.
The overflow toolbar commands are wrapped in the following rows within the toolbar.
The overflow toolbar commands hidden in the next row become visible when the toolbar is expanded via the expand icon.
This toolbar contains frequently used commands related to text, image, tables, and links. It helps access and format these elements (text, image, tables, links) quickly, and allows you to customize it.
The HTML WYSIWYG editor toolbar does not stick to the top of the editor, but floats within the editor area while scrolling the editor page.
The toolbar of the React Rich Text Editor component is fully customizable with its buttons. You can add or remove buttons and also group commands based on category. This helps you to design the toolbar based on the application needs like HTML blog editor, HTML email composer, and more.
Users can add their own commands(tools) with actions to the toolbar along with built-in commands.
The React Rich Text Editor component provides a wide range of tools and options for a better editing experience.
You can apply formatting to a selected content, whole paragraphs, or specific words or characters:
You can insert images in your content from a local path or server path with image captions and then link URLs to the images. You can upload images to a server with drag-and-drop or file upload. Additionally, the editor offers options to insert images in BLOB or Base64 formats.
You can insert or change the hyperlinks with customization options such as display text, tooltip, and link to be opened in a new window.
You can insert and edit HTML tables to display grid-like tabular data in WYSIWYG Rich Text Editor. Allows manipulation of the table and its elements dynamically such as insert/remove rows and columns, resize whole table or rows or columns, and remove a table.
The built-in settings are available to align your content to the left, center, right, or justify it.
Create ordered (numbered) or unordered (bulleted) lists to organize the content.
The built-in option makes the WYSIWYG HTML editor full screen size (full page editor) for editing the content.
The rich text editor typically allows users to use clipboard operations (cut, copy, and paste).
The React Rich Text Editor manages the undo action history to store users’ editing actions, and also to customize the undo steps.
Examine and edit the HTML code directly in source code and view the preview result (HTML live editor).
The Rich Text Editor offers built-in options to paste content with images from Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook to the editor by filtering out tags, attributes, and styles. Additionally, you can control if the content pastes as plain text, cleaned styles, or source-formatting styles.
Easy to integrate third-party libraries like spell checker, code mirror, etc., with the RTE to improve the content in React HTML text editor.
Print the WYSIWYG Rich Text Editor content either by using the print option from the toolbar or programmatically with applied format style.
Configured to turn text into a hyperlink automatically when user types the URL as a plain text.
The React Rich Text Editor is a form control that seamlessly supports forms and obtains values on form submission actions. The two types of validation are,
Maximum length validation
Users can restrict the content’s maximum number of characters.
The React Rich Text Editor has built-in resizable support that helps widen or shrink the content area.
The React Rich Text Editor (mobile HTML editor) recognizes touch gestures, allowing the user to swipe left or right to move the toolbar. The responsive, mobile friendly design provides the best user experience on all mobiles, tablets, and desktop form factors.
The React Rich Text Editor supports cross-browsers and cross-platforms. It also supports ie11 with the help of polyfills.
You can customize all static texts used in the Rich Text Editor component using the localization library.
The React Rich Text Editor supports right-to-left rendering, allowing the text direction and layout of the text editor to be displayed from right to left. This improves the user experience and accessibility for RTL languages such as Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew, etc.
The React Rich Text Editor Component is also available in Angular, Vue and Blazor frameworks that are built from their own TypeScript libraries.
There are sufficient client-side APIs available to optimize the process of editing content.
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