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The default Joomla!® installation includes an editor for creating new articles and editing existing articles - this is great because this allows you to make a start on creating your Joomla website.
Here at UsingJoomla.com we have a recommendation for a different editor to the default Joomla editor.
Once installed you can choose / set this new editor as the default editor in your site administrator area Global Configuration.
So - what and where is this editor ?
JCE Editor (JCE: Joomla Content Editor) has two versions:
- Core - free
- Pro - for a subscription/fee
The JCE core (free) version offers a good selection of functionality, while the JCE Pro (Professional) version offers added functionality not found in the JCE core version.
Pop over to JCE for an overview of the JCE Editor.
In summary the versions comparison is below, and is also on the overview page linked to above:
|Create Links to categories||Yes||Yes|
|Create links to articles||Yes||Yes|
|Create Links to weblinks||Yes||Yes|
|Create links to contacts||Yes||Yes|
|Control layout and features with profiles||Yes||Yes|
|Manage audio and video||No||Yes|
|Embed YouTube videos||No||Yes|
|Embed Vimeo videos||No||Yes|
|Create links to files||No||Yes|
|Create styled captions on images||No||Yes|
|Full featured Source code editing||No||Yes|
|File manager plugin||No||Yes|
|Media manager plugin||No||Yes|
|Image manager extended plugin||No||Yes|
|Integrated support for Markdown||No||Yes|
To read on how to install JCE Editor, on the Joomla v3.x series of Joomla please view the JCE Editor installation instructions.