WYSIWYG editors are HTML editors that attempt to display the Web page as it will show on the browser. WYSIWYG editors are incredibly useful for web designers, developers, and bloggers. WordPress comes equipped with one by default, to enable quick post writing and minimal interaction with the code, unless the user wants to use it.

Here are best WYSIWYG editors that are commonly used, and are worth a look in if its something you need for a project.

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1. CKEditor

CKeditor is the new FCKEditor that proved to be market leading previously. It builds from that, and aims to fix what FCKEditor got wrong. The result is a high performance WYSIWYG editor that offers editing features comparable to MSWord and Open Office.


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2. YUI Rich Text Editor

The YUI Rich Text Editor is a UI control from Yahoo that turns textarea’s into fully functioning WYSIWYG editors. IT comes in several different versions of varying features and complexity, but still manages to achieve a great user experience without a plethora of buttons crowding the interface.

YUI Rich Text Editor

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3. Spaw Editor

Spaw Editor is a web-based in-browser WYSIWYG editor control enabling web site developers to replace a standard text area html control with full-featured, fully customizable, multilingual, skinable web-based WYSIWYG editor.

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4. FreeTextBox

FreeTextBox  is a html editor specifically for ASP.NET. The look and feel of the editor is the most like Microsoft Word that you are likely to get. The free version does lack a couple further features, but the free version has more than enough to get you going.


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5. MarkItUp!

Markitup is a Jquery plugin that allows you to turn textarea’s into markup editors in any markup you wish. Html, Wiki syntax, and BBcode are just a few that are supported. Markitup is not a WYSIWYG editor, but that doesn’t hold it back from offering all the basic features you’d expect, and a lightweight download that works well.


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6. TinyMCE

TinyMCE is an open-source JavaScript HTML WYSIWYG editor. It’s easy to integrate, and is highly customisable with themes and plugins. TinyMCE is one of the more “complete” editors out there, offering an experience similar to MSWord.


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7. KompoZer

KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing. KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding.


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8. QWebEditor

QWebEditor is a browser-based HTML editor. Its WYSIWYG feature is perfect for content management system or any web sites require asking users to enter formatted text.It is a DHTML component and easy to be intergrated into your websites. Your users do not need to download a bulky ActiveX control, applets and you do not need to worry about the browser security settings.


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9. Silverlight Rich Text Editor

Silverlight Rich Text Editor is most famous rich-text editor. It is based on many features such as keyboard shortcuts support, serialization of text input for security, batch-replace etc. Original Developer of this application stopped working on this project.

Silverlight Rich Text Editor

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10. WYSIWYG Web Builder

The sensational All-In-One Web-Publishing Suite for starters and professionals. It has over 150 new features and improvements and thousands of new options and possibilities.

WYSIWYG Web Builder

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