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An instance of TinyMCE with the full version of the "advanced" skin
Developer(s) Moxiecode Systems AB
Stable release 4.1.7[1] / November 27, 2014 (2014-11-27)
Development status Active
Written in JavaScript
Operating system Cross-platform
Type HTML editor
License LGPL
Website www.tinymce.com

TinyMCE, also known as the Tiny Moxiecode Content Editor, is a platform-independent web-based JavaScript/HTML WYSIWYG editor control, released as open-source software under the LGPL by Moxiecode Systems AB. It has the ability to convert HTML text area fields or other HTML elements to editor instances. TinyMCE is designed to easily integrate with content management systems, including Django, Drupal, Joomla!, WordPress and SOY CMS.

Core features[edit]

It offers HTML formatting tools, like bold, italic, underline, both ordered and unordered lists, different types of alignments, in-line placement of images and videos, etc. It is highly useful for those who want to allow their users to edit HTML documents online. The different options can be configured at the time of integration with a project, which improves the flexibility of a project.

Browser compatibility[edit]

TinyMCE is compatible with multiple browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera and Google Chrome, across multiple operating systems.[2]


TinyMCE includes an extensive API for custom integration.[3]


TinyMCE ships with an assortment of plugins.[4] Because TinyMCE is meant to be a client-side application, it does not include native file managers for various server technologies. Several file manager solutions exist, including several proprietary projects developed by Moxiecode Systems AB, as well as a handful of open source file manager solutions.


Free and Open source[edit]

Language support[edit]

  • 44 different translations are available for TinyMCE 2.x.x.[5]
  • 46 different translations are available for TinyMCE 3.x.x.[6]
  • 42 different translations are available for TinyMCE 4.x.x.[7]

Product support[edit]

The Moxiecode community support for TinyMCE has been officially discontinued as mentioned in one of its forum threads[8] by developer, Afraithe. However, it gives the option for premium product support, which requires purchasing a support account. All related bugs can be reported at the SourceForge website mentioned below in the external links.

For minor support related queries, the user may refer to the wiki, FAQ, or the "Tips, Tricks & How To's" forum thread.

Themes and skins[edit]

The current version (4) of TinyMCE has its own custom skin editor accessiable at skin.tinymce.com and you can find more skins in the skin/plugin repository on the tinymce.com website.

TinyMCE 2.x->3.x used to offer various ways to customize the look and feel of the editor. Version 3 of TinyMCE came packaged with two themes, simple and advanced, as well as 2 skins for each theme, default and o2k7.


TinyMCE also has an optional compressor pack to reduce the overall script download footprint, in the time it takes the script to initialize. The compressor pack is available for PHP, ASPX, JSP, and CFM. A third-party Ruby on Rails compressor pack is also available.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Changelog
  2. ^ "TinyMCE:Compatibility — Moxiecode Documentation Wiki". Wiki.moxiecode.com. 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  3. ^ "TinyMCE:API — Moxiecode Documentation Wiki". Wiki.moxiecode.com. 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  4. ^ "TinyMCE:Plugins — Moxiecode Documentation Wiki". Wiki.moxiecode.com. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  5. ^ TinyMCE Javascript Content Editor by Moxiecode Systems AB[dead link]
  6. ^ "TinyMCE Javascript Content Editor by Moxiecode Systems AB". Services.moxiecode.com. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  7. ^ "TinyMCE Javascript Content Editor by Moxiecode Systems AB". Services.moxiecode.com. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  8. ^ "TinyMCE Forum / No support forum?". Tinymce.moxiecode.com. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  9. ^ "TinyMCE GZip Compressor Ruby on Rails Plugin : powered by Doodlekit". Garbage Burrito. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 

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