CKEditor For WordPress

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This plugin replaces the default WordPress editor with CKEditor.

Author:CKSource (profile at
WordPress version required:3.2
WordPress version tested:4.3
Plugin version:
Added to WordPress repository:10-03-2010
Last updated:04-09-2015
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
Rating, %:68
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Total downloads:852 605
Active installs:50 000+
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This plugin replaces the default WordPress editor with CKEditor.

Maintenance status

Looking for maintainers. If you would like to take over the development of this extension or just help in developing a component used by thousands of users, then please contact me: w.walc /at/ The extension is currently not maintained. Use it at your own risk.

For anyone willing to contribute: the extension is now available on GitHub. Anyone is welcome to contribute. Without your help the extension will not get any further updates.

What is CKEditor?

CKEditor is a text editor to be used inside web pages. It's a WYSIWYG editor, which means the text being edited looks as similar as possible to the page once published. It brings to the web common editing features found on desktop editing applications like Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.

CKEditor is compatible with most internet browsers and operating systems, including:

  • Internet Explorer 8+
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera

Live demo is available at


  • Replace the default WordPress editor with CKEditor
  • Post comments with CKEditor to provide styled and colorful comments (optional)
  • Built-in file manager and upload manager, also supports CKFinder – an AJAX file browser
  • Built-in WordPress "read more" button
  • Integration plugin for Viper's Video Quicktags
  • Integration plugin for Wp-Polls
  • Integration plugin for GD Star Rating
  • Integration plugin for NextGEN Gallery
  • Integrated with WordPress media buttons
  • Configurable output formatting
  • Manage and insert smileys into your post
  • Customizable toolbar buttons
  • Customizable skin
  • And more 🙂